Parsley was being fed on Parsells Avenue for over a year. He would run to me each morning, and sidle against my legs as I poured the food for him and 10 other cats. Each time I told him, someday I will rescue you Parsley! I finally had the opportunity to after someone said they would foster him if I could get him. And so I did. He was eventually adopted by a kind man named Eddie. And now lives life like a king.
Noodles was a kitten that lived inside a fenced in low-income apartment complex on Niagara Street near Central Park. He was one of 20 other cats that lived inside a large crack inbetween two buildings which had heat somehow, for these cats to survive. I would place the food outside the fence for them and they would crawl under the fence to get the food. One day I placed a kitten trap outside the fence, and in Noodles went. Noodles went from feral to non-feral in no time at all, as he was only about two months old. He also had a deformity on his face, which left him looking like he was half smiling -almost a cleft palate. After fostering, he was adopted by a wonderful couple who adore him to this day!
Cammy was a poor pathetic looking kitty on Central Avenue near Fifth Street – I would feed there amongst at least four other cats and he would always keep his distance from me. After a spring, a summer, a cold winter and then spring again, he finally began to trust me and would get closer and closer. One day, he got close enough to grab him by the scruff and off he went into the carrier. A rescue group took him in and because he was not the prettiest at the time, it took a while before he could be adopted. A family saw him, met him, fell in love; the rest is history. Cammy was one spoiled little boy for the rest of his life, and he still is!
Hermie was one of my heartbreaks – but not for long. It took so long to catch this little black cat with a tilted head from mite infestation in his ear and a baseball sized tumor hanging from his belly; but once he was trapped, he was brought to a clinic where the tumor was removed. He also was sort of scared and shy and it was thought that he would be very hard to adopt out. But along came Parsley’s dad Eddie, who wanted a pal for Parsley, and he adopted Hermie. It took a long while for Hermie to come out of his shell, but now, they are a family!