The Contemporary New England Witch

The Contemporary New England Witch
Author Ms.Faith

Friday, April 6, 2012

An update regarding the Feral Cat Colony at St. James Parish in lower Manhattan, NYC

Good Evening,

Good News!! The most recent meeting between The Archdiocese of New York and the NYC Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI) of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, held on March 27th, 2012, has resulted in the Archdiocese agreeing to work with the NYCFCI to restore daily care and feeding to the colony of eight feral cats living on the premises of the historic St. James Church in lower Manhattan.

There was an agreement reached whereby there will be a sixty-day trial period, during which time, suitable shelters, feeding stations and litter boxes will be placed for the cats use. I've paraphrased the above taken from the blog announcement that informs us of the results of this meeting, and the following has been taken directly from the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals blog:

"There will be an onsite meeting with the church pastor and caretakers this week to work out a routine acceptable to all. The NYCFCI has submitted a proposal for consideration outlining guidelines for ongoing care for the colony to be reconsidered and adopted after the sixty-day trial period."

I was so happy to read this and I want to say Thank you!!!! For everyone who came together to do what's right for these poor animals. Many of you took the time to make phone calls, send emails and let your voice and concerns be heard. This made a difference! Yes, stray animals can be a challenge for our neighborhoods, but as humans we should be more than up for the task and be willing to help out those less fortunate, whether they are on two legs or four.

I will be sure to follow up on this announcement in 60 days to let you know what further decisions have been made for these animals and again I urge you to check out the website for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals as they are doing great things for our furry neighbors. Things that could and should be copied and adopted in every community in our country.

That website can be found at

This situation reminds me of a quote, that I may very well misquote but here goes: " The true character of a man (person) is shown in how he treats those who can do nothing for him" author unknown

I believe this to be true.

Have you treated an animal kindly today? Even if you don't own a pet, braking for animals in the street counts!

Peace and Happiness

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