The economy affects everyone including our fury friends. This past summer Mayor Bloomberg supported a grant that would provide animal shelters with $ 10 million of funding for the next three years, according to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animal’s blog. However, the struggling economy has left families choosing between their pocket and adopting a pet.
Helping cats find homes during these hard economic times are three volunteers from Kitty Kind, a non-profit animal rescue group. Kitty Kind’s adoption center is based within a small section in Petco called the Upper Cat Side.
Meredith, Amy, and Jilda are three young women working with this small animal rescue group to not only find homes for these cats, but to help the cats socialize and to feel at home within their shelter. Kitty Kind is unlike other shelters, like the ASPCA, because they are a no kill and they treat the cats like children. Like a child needing a home, these cats are sheltered within foster homes until a suitable home is found.