Metro Cat Rescue Community Cats

$2,598 of $25k goal

Raised by 77 people in 24 days
Anthony Olszewski  JERSEY CITY, NJ

Metro Cat Rescue needs your help so that we can continue to help cats living 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 for community kittens and cats.

Metro Cat Rescue coordinates the volunteer care of many outdoor cats in a number of colonies. We're working hard to bring some inside to socialize and to place in good homes. This takes lots of time, space and money.

Our day with the rescue cats starts at 6am and ends at 8pm. Volunteer feeding of community cats is at dawn.

Many dozens of cats in a number of colonies receive food and clean water every day. Shelters have been constructed for as many as we can. A daily census is taken. If a cat goes missing, a search is conducted to be able to provide medical attention if needed.

Beautiful Venus DeCoco, the cat in the picture above, is one of our success stories. Venus DeCoco was a kitten living in a cared for colony of outdoor cats.

As the chill of autumn set in once and for all, the tyke's health began to fail.  Venus was a feral cat when she arrived. Indeed, when first placed in her temporary quarters, Ms. DeCoco delivered a solid bite to a finger with one long tooth neatly bouncing off of the bone.

Venus came to Metro Cat Rescue sick with a cold and had to be kept by herself so as not to infect the other kittens and cats. Missing her life of freedom and friends, the little girl often sobbed with tears falling from her eyes. Very wild, human friendship at first was rejected.

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After a trip to the vet, medicine, good food and warmth, Venus DeCoco became well, She has a kitten buddy.

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Venus DeCoco's days as a wild cat are oh so last year. Beautiful Venus now loves people and is happy to be held all day.

Anthony Olszewski and friends have been helping cats in need for for many 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.

Please do help 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 who have to fend for themselves. THANK YOU!

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Update 14
Posted by Anthony Olszewski
20 hours ago
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One of the breakfast regulars, this tortie uses a volunteer’s backyard installation.

In secure locations, dishes are provided. For the cats fed in front yards or the sidewalk, just enough dry food that the cats will eat is placed on the ground. This is to keep the ill-intentioned from knowing that cat feeding is taking place there.
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Update 13
Posted by Anthony Olszewski
2 days ago
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The first picture shows Venus DeCoco back in November. Venus was part of a cared-for colony of ferals in an inner city parking lot. When the weather turned cold, the kitten's health began to fail. It soon was obvious that Venus was very likely to die.

Metro Cat Rescue took Venus in. The second picture shows Venus visiting the vet. After a week of warmth and medication, Venus recovered.

The now beautiful Venus DeCoco was introduced to other kittens and soon had a little buddy. For the first few weeks, after a bit of play, Venus still needed to stop to rest.

Venus was nervous the first time that she was brushed, but soon loved every minute of it.

The last picture shows Venus now, starting to get big. Venus, as an outdoor cat, was wild when she arrived. Indeed, a solid bite right to the bone of one finger was her first hello. Venus has become completely tame. Bonded to me, she wants to be held all day.
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Update 12
Posted by Anthony Olszewski
4 days ago
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The Metro Cat Rescue Facebook Page now has over 10,000 Likes!

https://www.facebook.com/MetroCatRescue/

#CommunityCats #OutdoorCats #NeighborhoodCats
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Update 11
Posted by Anthony Olszewski
6 days ago
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Because of the hard work of a Metro Cat Rescue volunteer, this little guy gets a good breakfast each and every morning, That means that he doesn't have to fight over what's in a garbage can to keep from starving. Still, this beautiful cat is shy and prefers to eat in the relative safety of behind the fence.
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$2,598 of $25k goal

Raised by 77 people in 24 days
Created February 26, 2017
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$5
Patricia Lopez Arriola
8 hours ago

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JM
$20
Jackie Medina
19 hours ago
JN
$20
John Nocastro
1 day ago

Praying for these babies.

$20
Kelly Takasch
2 days ago

What a great organization

$25
Karen Anderson
2 days ago
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$35
niki lombardo
2 days ago

God Bless all of you Angels for helping our furry babies!

AP
$50
Augie Pugliese
2 days ago
$25
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