Thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA Infinite Hope was able to rescue and rehome close to 40 Hurricane Felines
Kittens Raine, Sierra and Luna (pictured left) were rescued from Brooklyn after being displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Through funding received from the ASPCA grant they were able to get all the veterinary care that they needed to help them become healthy kittens. All three are now adopted and living happily in their new homes.
Cory (pictured upper right) was a 3-month old kitten who was rescued from a flooded basement in Broad Channel, Queens right after Hurricane Sandy. He was able to be given the care that he needed and found his forever home.
Sandy (pictured lower right) was a one year old cat who was found cold and wet and starving after Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn. The grant as well was able to provide her with the care that she needed and is now adopted and living in a loving home.
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Infinite Hope Volunteers are currently in Cambodia helping the local community by offering free vet care to their cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Volunteer Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians and other Infinite Hope volunteers including our President, Una Elias came together across the globe to offer assistance to animals that need medical care.
They already have received a great response. On the first day local Cambodians came in waves to their makeshift Infinite Hope clinic as the word spread that we were providing free veterinary care. They saw about 50 animals which included 25 cats and 25 dogs. Many kittens and puppies were in the mix as well. People hear about us and wait in line to have their animals seen. Once treated animals are given pink and blue ribbons showing that they have received their checkup.
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» If you have been displaced from your home and need a temporary foster home for your cats & kittens
» If you are in need of food and supplies for your cats & dogs
» If your feral colonies are in need of new shelters
Volunteers Come Together to Help Animals in Need
With winter and cold weather approaching Infinite Hope knew it was crucial to step in and replace the outdoor cat shelters destroyed by the Hurricane.
We were receiving calls and emails for help and the supply of shelters was short. None of us had built cat shelters before but we knew we were up to the task!
New York City Feral Cats Initiative and Urban Cats League, part of the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals jumped in with funding and Valerie Sicignano organized and emailed other rescue groups to recruit much needed volunteers.
Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition quickly joined our efforts and sent 3 volunteers to our Saturday build in Prospect Heights.
7 volunteers constructed new shelters out of 54 gallon Rubbermaid containers, which were lined with straw and insulation to keep the cats cozy and warm and protect them from rain and snow.
A total of eleven shelters were assembled, one was donated by a friend, and an additional 10 were purchased.
Our volunteers spent days driving shelters and pet food to the hardest hit areas of New York City – Staten Island, Breezy Point and the Rockaways.
The warm thank yous we received from colony caretakers and pet owners was overwhelming.
Many thanks to New York City Feral Cats Initiative, Urban Cats League and the Mayor’s Alliance for their help. It’s all about teamwork!
NYU Graduate Students Help Cats and Kittens Displaced After Hurricane Sandy
Elisabeth Sewal, a Recent NYU Wagner Graduate is Helping Señorita, a Sweet Tuxedo Cat by Fostering Her
Hurricane Sandy brought unprecedented devastation to much of the tri-state area, and many unique partnerships were forged during this difficult time. One such partnership was between Infinite Hope and the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Elizabeth Kelly, a student at NYU Wagner and also a lover of animals, teamed up with Infinite Hope to start a cat fostering program with NYU Wagner students. After Hurricane Sandy, Infinite Hope was overwhelmed with too many cats and kittens and not enough homes. Ms. Kelly reached out to her fellow NYU Wagner students, toting the personal benefits that students could derive from helping to foster cats – helping to provide comfort for a kitten in need and assisting Infinite Hope in freeing up more space for other rescues. Ms. Kelly also mentioned how providing a home for an animal can be a personal “de-stressor,” which was very attractive to students approaching finals season. Infinite Hope provided food and cat supplies to fosterers, who committed to fostering the cats for two to three weeks.
Elisabeth Sewal, a recent NYU Wagner graduate, committed to foster Señorita, a sweet white and black cat. Señorita had been living with a woman who became terminally ill with cancer, and was supposed to move in with one of the woman’s relatives in the Rockaways, but was unable to do so after the relative’s home was badly flooded from the storm. Ms. Sewal heard about the program through NYU Wagner’s community listserve, and decided that she wanted to help out. While Ms. Sewal does not have other pets, she grew up with cats and has always loved animals. The benefits of fostering Señorita have been evident. Within an hour of arriving at Ms. Sewal’s apartment, Señorita started to feel right at home. “She’s been great, she’s an extremely sweet cat, she’s super friendly and wants to sit on your lap for hours,” Ms. Sewal said. Further, she highlighted Infinite Hope’s role in the fostering process. “Una was great when she brought Señorita to me. She helped me set up the kitty litter, brought medication and medical records for Señorita, as well as food. I could tell that the people at Infinite Hope really care about Señorita.”
Thus far, six people have committed to fostering through the Infinite Hope – NYU Wagner initiative, with a total of seven cats and kittens in the homes. Two cats have been permanently adopted through the program as well, with more expected to follow. Many thanks to Elizabeth Kelly and NYU Wagner for their commitment to help our amazing cats and kittens!
Kids Helping Infinite Hope
Selin and Rousso Have a Bake Sale to Help Animals Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Homemade cookies and brownies were up for sale on the Upper West Side the Saturday after Hurricane Sandy to help the animals affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The bake sale, run by Selin Kubali (11) and Rousso Kirk (11), included the sale of four different short animal rights stories written by Selin.
They wanted to help out some of the more vulnerable victims affected by Hurricane Sandy. The girls raised $171, which they donated to Infinite Hope.
York Prep Students Help to Raise Money for Infinite Hope Animals
York Prep Sophmores Molly & Isabella help to raise funds to help Infinite Hope’s cats, kittens, dog & puppies during the West 68th Street Fall Festival Block Party held on Saturday, October 6th.
Brownie Troop 2450 visits Infinite Hope
On March 5th a very enthusiastic group of 15 girls shared stories about their pets – from turtles and snakes to cats and dogs – and learned the importance of keeping them healthy.
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The First Annual Howl & Meow
On October 20th Infinite Hope's supporters came to an evening of music and comedy to benefit Infinite Hope Animal Rescue.
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Rosie’s Walk for Kittens
Each summer Infinite Hope gets emergency phone calls to rescue kittens that have been left behind in an empty apartment or born on the street and left to fend for themselves — with no food or water. On August 11th we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to raise money for kittens just like Rosie.
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Infinite Hope at the Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk 2011
Our infinite Hope table for ArtWalk 2011 was colorful and lively. Situated outside Hope Vet and manned by board members and volunteers we raffled off an iPod touch and educated any willing passerby on what we do.
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Packer Plants Our Infinite Hope Garden
On a sunny Saturday in May, 25 volunteers ( adults and children) from The Packer School assembled at Hope Vet with one mission. To plant an organic vegetable garden on the roof of Hope Vet
and decorate planters that would help raise money for Infinite Hope — Hope Vet’s sister organization.
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Tails of Success
Gus pictured here is just one of our amazing cats who found a wonderful forever home. Take a glance at some of our other cats & kittens who have recently become part of new families as well!
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