There's a reason Friday's Child is now a part
of Her New York, if only to say thank you.
|Goldie (formerly known as JoJo)|
She was found on 4th Street. A little cat, tiny really, young maybe eight-nine months old. And pregnant.
Animal Control picked her up. All the unborn kittens were taken out and she was neutered. That was one way of dealing with the too many cats and kittens that lived short, hard lives on the streets and the many more cats and kittens that lived in shelters, being officially killed when adopting got too sparse and the shelters got too crowded.
Social Tees took her and put her on their adoption list, describing her as low-keyed and delicate, great with other cats. And she was. Stuck in a tiny box with another cat she slept, she ate, she slept again. Scooping her up, she nestled in but there was a sense of loss and exhaustion but that also could have been me.
The idea of another cat had been on both our minds. We had each other. But Jupiter only had me until October when the big fall gig started up again. Goldie seemed perfect.
The minute she stepped out of her carrier, this little girl came alive. Adorable and curious, affectionate and sweet, she has been bouncing and cuddling ever since.
And on the other side of the door, temporarily exiled from his office, Jupiter waits.
On such a day of new beginnings and long-ago endings there is hope in a tiny golden cat.
Do you want to participate in Friday's Child?
Not everybody can bring an animal home. Not everybody lives in New York. That's why Social Tees just started an Amazon Wish List. It's easy, it's fast and you never have to risk any allergies or a plane trip when you click a button.
And if you live in New York and are in the neighborhood, stop by the 5th Street Store front 5-7pm weekedays and the Petco adoption events weekends!
Do you want to foster or adopt???!!!!
It's easy. All you have to do is fill out a form.
WHAT'S FOSTERING, YOU WONDER?!
Fostering lasts a few weeks, and Social Tees can provide supplies if you need them. Fostering is SUPER important because it's much healthier for our animals to be in homes than in cages, and it expands our shelter virtually.
AND for every cat and dog that is placed in a foster home, Social Tees can pull another out of the kill shelter. So if you are an animal-lover with commitment issues, FOSTER!!!
For more info on fostering, check out our FAQs here.
325 East 5th Street, NY, NY 10003;
5-7pm Monday to Friday
12-4pm Saturday and Sunday at Petco at Union Square