Street Cat Alumni Rescue started in June 2017 when I found a cat named Benny who went on to become an Instagram celebrity. I found him in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY while on a cat sit visit. He was almost dead with severe infections in both ears (what was left of them), a mouth full of abscessed and rotten teeth, and FIV positive. But with love, faith, and our wonderful Instagram following that keeps growing every day, we were able to raise enough money to get him the help he needed and he has made a full recovery. Now we raise money to help other cats in need. To support our cause, no donation is too small! Please make donations to https://www.paypal.me/MistyGeonetta
MAMA SYLVIE, ONYX, AND LIL GREY:
I met Sylvie in May 2017, but something told me not to grab her. I tried anyway to no avail. I told her when the time was right, she knew where to find me. After that day, she disappeared and I didn't see her again for quite a while. I had contacted some neighbors and asked them to alert me if they saw her. One neighbor, Sprintza, kept in touch regularly saying she would see her here and there. Meanwhile, I found Benny and knew that if I did find Sylvie, it would have to wait. Just a few days after Benny was healed and out of the foster room (my bathroom), a little black kitten was crying outside my window. I went downstairs and followed him and he lead me straight to Sylvie and his siblings. The kittens, now about 10 weeks old made me realize it was a good thing I didn't take her that day...they were so young they would have died without her. I immediately started my rescue mission, gathering funds and resources. They were all very scared so getting them meant trapping them, and before that, getting them on a feeding schedule and acquiring trust. Unfortunately, 2 of the 4 kittens died, but after many long nights, bruises, bug bites, and tears, I finally got Mama and Onyx, and eventually Lil Grey. All three have been adopted and are happy in loving forever homes!
Roxy was taken in by my neighbor who helped me stay on top of Sylvie's whereabouts, Sprintza. Kids were going from door to door trying to give her away. Concerned, Sprintza took her in with every intention of keeping her...until her vet test results indicated she was FELV+. This is a really bust deal for a kitten. FELV is highly contagions, so they can't live with other cats who aren't infected. Furthermore, they live on average 2.5 years, so finding them a home is very difficult. But to euthanize a spirited, playful kitten because they will die in a few years now seems so unfair. But there was another option, Aslan's Cat Sanctuary in Catskill, NY. In one day we raised the $1500 admission fee and now Roxy lives in a huge house made for cats! Complete with catios in the windows and a huge backyard where they can chase dragonflies and sunbathe in the fresh mountain air. Roxy may have a short life, but it will be an amazing one. For more information about Aslan's Cat Sanctuary, including how you can help, please visit www.aslanscats.org
Mila was found on a Brooklyn farm unable to walk, stand, eat, or drink. She was struggling to survive. But thanks to a wonderful woman who stepped up, Madeline, Mila was able to get to the vet and be tended to, and The Street Cat Alumni Fund was able to cover some of the costs. She is currently recovering in Madeline's care and will be up for adoption soon!