http://fmfaculty.hunter.cuny.edu/~6mix a multi-media journal of public affairs and popular culture produced by students at Hunter College Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:54:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.4 http://fmfaculty.hunter.cuny.edu/~6mix/?p=369 http://fmfaculty.hunter.cuny.edu/~6mix/?p=369#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:10:26 +0000 Adel Manoukian http://fmfaculty.hunter.cuny.edu/~6mix/?p=369
Denaro, along with three other former volunteers — Deborah Kostner, Patricia Cinelli, and Rose Travers — soon began the legal process, hiring a lawyer who specializes in non-profit rescue organizations. Now these women foster cats in their homes.
The organization rescues felines from the Animal Care and Control centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn, which some refer to as “kill shelters.” At those centers, when a home is not found for an animal in a certain amount of time, it is euthanized. Cats in the Cradle Rescue also takes cats that are surrendered by their owners and strays that are “too friendly to live on the streets,” according to Denaro.
“Way too many cats are being killed in our city shelters every single day due to overpopulation,” says Denaro, who also advises on spaying and neutering pets.
Breaking off from a larger shelter that has established two locations, the other being in Freeport, has been beneficial to the organization, she adds.
“We all got a very good experience from Bobbi and the Strays,” Denaro says. “We all had different assets to bring to our new organization.”
The organization had its first fundraiser on February 3rd, at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, Long Island. Eighty people attended, raising about $1,600. About 35 cats and kittens have already been adopted into homes.
The team shows their cats at a Petco on Old Country Road in Carle Place, Long Island, as well as at Skillman Pets, a dog-grooming shop in Woodside on weekends. They are currently looking for a place to display their adoptable animals in Brooklyn. And though its P.O box is in Forest Hills, the organization also reaches out to the Queens towns of Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Rego Park, and Ridgewood.
“Any way a person can help an animal is good,” says Denaro. “What you’re essentially doing is saving an innocent cat’s life.”]]> http://fmfaculty.hunter.cuny.edu/~6mix/?feed=rss2&p=369 0
Open the original version of this page.