I got this message today from my friend Audrey from Mid-Hudson Animal Aid. You may remember Audrey and MHAA from Bonnie the kitten who I posted about a few months ago. I believe in the work being done at MHAA, this is a group who have dedicated themselves to helping animals who desperately need it, whether they can afford it or not, and this is not just a job for the people at MHAA, this is late nights, weekends, and the term days off simply does not apply. Not only am I a fan of what they are doing, but I feel a special tie to MHAA because that is where my cat Blackberry came from. I know it’s getting close to the holidays, but please read the story below, donate if you can, and reblog this, the more people who see it, the more help we can offer to this shelter who really are doing amazing work.
“Well, it happened again. A good samaritan showed up right before closing time with an emaciated, anemic, parasite infested, freezing cold, would-be-dead-in-24-hours cat. This particular cat, who is now called Sitting Bull, picked the right car to walk in front of and the nice woman driving it had the sense to pick him up and drive him straight to MHAA. Bull, like a lot of the other starvation cases we see, was probably someone’s pet. They probably couldn’t care for him, and rather than responsibly rehome him, they left him outside. The misconception “He’s a cat, he can fend for himself.” could not be more misguided. How would you do if everything you knew was ripped away from you, and you were left out in the wild, no food, no warmth, alone, and afraid? A house cat is a pet. A house cat is not a wild animal. A house cat does not know how to take care of himself outside. It is as simple as that.
Bull is hospitalized at Middlehope Veterinary. He is under the care of Dr. Solomon. He’s 7 pounds, when he should be more like 12. He’s anemic because he’s infested with fleas. He’s got an upper respiratory infection so bad he can barely breathe. He’s in shock, with a body temperature of 95.5. Will he make it? I don’t know. He’s got the best possible care, and he has all the love the MHAA community can give him. So, if you could help us a little bit with Sitting Bull’s bill, which is going to be substantial, we sure would appreciate it. Donate via paypal at the link below, or mail a check to MHAA, 54 Simmons Lane, Beacon, NY 12508. You can also call the shelter between 9-4 to donate by credit card directly. Call 845-831-4321. And, while you’re thinking about him, do me a favor…close your eyes, cross your fingers, and send some love Sitting Bull’s way. He needs it, and he needs you.”
The response MHAA has received from the internet community and specifically the pop-punk community has been amazing, so I implore you, if you can spare $5, $10, or $20 to help save a life, now would be a great time to do so
Donate link: http://tinyurl.com/63lluqs