Thursday, July 14, 2011

If you read nothing else today, READ THIS and DO SOMETHING!

Gracie a 16 year old feral cat being forced from the only home shes known needs your help, be a voice for the voiceless!
by SICAW (Staten Island Council For Animal Welfare Inc.) on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 12:48am

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This is an emergency.

A cat has been living – outdoors – on the campus of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the jewel of the cultural community of Staten Island, for 16 years. She is herself the daughter of a cat who lived and died on the Snug Harbor campus.
Years ago, some of the tenants of the Harbor paid to have her spayed, vaccinated, etc., and they have been feeding her and paying for necessary veterinary care ever since. They named her “Gracie.”

Gracie is rarely seen during the day, and when approached tends to run away. Nobody has complained about her presence on the campus in 16 years. And we all know that a 16 year old feral cat does not have too many winters left in her; nor can she be domesticated at this point in her life.

Sadly, the management of Snug Harbor has decided, out of the goodness of their hearts, that Gracie must go, and this week they hosed down her hiding place and threw away her food and water bowls. The concerned tenants are terrified that they will trap Gracie and deliver this old, feral cat to CACC, where she will almost certainly be put down – or that they will drive Gracie away from the only home she has ever known. If they do, at her advanced age she will certainly be lost, bewildered, and unable to fend for herself, and will likely starve to death.

WE NEED LETTERS TO THE ADVANCE, COMPLAINING ABOUT SNUG HARBOR’S CRUELTY TO AN OLD, HARMLESS CAT. WE NEED YOU TO GET YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS TO WRITE, TOO. AND YOU MUST SEND A COPY TO THE CEO OF SNUG HARBOR, LYNN KELLY.

ALSO, CALL & EMAIL LYNN KELLY, at 718 425-3501, her email is lkelly@snug-harbor.org

LET HER KNOW THAT YOU ARE GOING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE HARBOR’S CRUELTY ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, AND ON TWITTER. THREATEN NEVER TO COME TO ANOTHER EVENT AT THE HARBOR, AND THREATEN TO WRITE LETTERS TO OUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER, THE STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE.

CONTACT THE STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

You can also contact NY1 News, the run a Staten Island specific report and let them know the cruelty happening at Snug Harbor!

CONTACT NY1 NEWS

Thank you to every one who gives a voice to Gracie! Together we can ensure that old Gracie gets to live out the rest of her life in peace and dignity.

Original Message from Lila Levey

7 comments:

Marg said...

I will certainly put this on my Facebook page and Twitter. This is so awful. I hope they can get it stopped but it sounds like it has already been done. That is one of the saddest things I have heard of.

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for letting us know about this! How HORRIBLE that these people can even think of doing this to poor Gracie. We will do what we can!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We Tweeted and FB'd and we will try and do more...

sprinkles said...

OMG, this story made me want to cry for poor little Gracie!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

How could anyone be so cruel to a poor elderly kitty that never hurt anyone...that makes me very angry! I will call! Love, Debbie

Mark's Mews said...

This may seem odd, but if Gracie is happy outside, I have an outside she may be happy in, in her declining years. I have a 1/4 acre surrounded by high fence, and if she can get out out that, it is surounded by semiwild land on a dead end street. I have never seen a flatcat here.. I would be willing to provide outdoor shelter and food/water/attention and purrs and attention if she wants it.

And if she wants inside but not house time, I have a garage I can empty to give her shelter.

How would she get to here? If she wanted to?

Mariodacat said...

That is horrible. i'll get on it today,