Metro Cat Rescue
Metro Cat Rescue needs your help so that we can continue to help cats left to die in the streets. We are DROWNING in bills for food, medical costs and supplies. Please DO donate so that Metro Cat Rescue can be there to save abandoned kittens and cats.
Anthony Olszewski and friends have been helping cats in need for for many years. We intervene where a cat is about to die -- like those abandoned to the cruel horrors of the street by heartless owners. We also care for kittens that shelters routinely kill for being "too much trouble" -- like Little Blake with ringworm shown here. The Metro Cat Rescue Facebook Page (Link below) shows just some of the many more cats and kittens that we rescued in only the last few years.
We recently began operating under the name Metro Cat Rescue and hope soon to establish a formal organization. All volunteer -- receiving neither grants nor tax payer dollars -- we depend on community support.
Our dream is to establish a facility to provide care for homeless kittens and cats with easily treated but contagious conditions -- those innocents that now elsewhere regularly are made to die. Sadly, a lack of funds has kept Metro Cat Rescue's goal on a distant horizon. Without the necessary resources, each day there are cats that we can't help. Indeed, last summer, there was a dip in donations and adoptions. I would not let the cats go hungry, so I scraped by eating little more than bread, rice and beans myself.
Little Blake the Ouija Cat is just one of our success stories. On August 20, 2012, she was rescued after being left on the sidewalk by a trash can near a post office. Too weak to stand, the very young kitten was covered with fleas. She also had an eye infection, ear mites, ringworm and intestinal parasites.
Luckily, the tyke was small enough and the day was warm enough so that her entire body could be dipped in the bathroom sink. The fleas still on the head were carefully removed with a fine comb. And that was the easy part! The other conditions required considerable care and the application of medication.
The second picture is from a couple of weeks later. Strength and confidence growing, Blake here had commandeered the recycling bin as her abode.
Just six months later, Blake has become a regal lady, as she still is today.
Little Blake is only one of the many cats that are happy and healthy today because of Metro Cat Rescue's quick action.
Please do support Metro Cat Rescue! All too often I've had to spend my own grocery money to make sure that the cats were well fed. If Metro Cat Rescue had better facilities and a used SUV or van for transportation, there's so much more that we could do.
It's quick and convenient to use the DONATE button. If everyone reading this gave SOMETHING, we’d be well on the way to providing for suffering cats left to fend for themselves. THANK YOU!
The rescue area is on the ground floor. Before, I had to gather up all the dishes in a bin and then carry everything down a flight of stairs to the utility sinks in the basement. After washing, the dishes then had to be lugged back up to the first floor. This new set of sinks on the ground floor should save a lot of time and effort.
Venus DeCoco's days as a wild cat are oh so last year. Now quite the lovey-dovey, she wants to be held all day.
Metro Cat Rescue’s Anthony Olszewski – former bartender, former exterminator, lifelong resident of Jersey City and current member of Mensa — was asked to comment:
“I was surprised and humbled to learn that the Facebook audience finds Metro Cat Rescue’s pictures and stories of saved kittens and cats more interesting than Joe Piscopo. Piscopo – star of stage, screen, tube and speaker, ambassador of New Jersey culture and possible candidate for statewide office – has a 50,000 watt radio transmitter to let people know that he’s there. All I’ve got is a storefront on a side street in Jersey City!”
And the Metro Cat Rescue Facebook 6,226 Likes paw print is bigger than that of other radio celebrities, too. There’s Frank Morano (2,394), the 50,000 watt behemoth radio stations AM 970 (3,577) and WOR 710 (6,152), Gotti Family fan (NOT!) Curtis and attorney avec pony tail Kuby (6039), and even “One of America’s most listened to Radio/TV personalities, heard by over 16 million radio listeners a month” Mark Simone (5,868).
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Anthony Olszewski and friends established Metro Cat Rescue to save kittens and cats — like those abandoned to the cruel horrors of the street by heartless owners. We also care for kittens that shelters routinely kill for being “too much trouble”. The dream is to establish a facility to provide care for homeless kittens and cats with easily treated but contagious conditions — those innocents that now elsewhere regularly are made to die.
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