Thursday, December 2, 2010


And we are delighted. Why is this such wonderful news? Let us tell you about Aron.

Aron came to the Sanctuary in November, 2006 from the streets of Ft. Lee, New Jersey. He was picked up during a trap/neuter/return project, and when he tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) it was recommended that he not be returned to the streets as he could infect other cats and that he needed special care. Fortunately, we were able to accept Aron into the Sanctuary as our FIV room had the space for him.

He was no youngster then and had had a rough time on the streets. He is now about 8 to 10 years old. He is black and white with a snaggle tooth and a birdlike claw on one paw.

Aron was wary of everyone and everything, giving an obligatory hiss whenever anyone came his way. It was obvious that he was a loner and that he had never had any loving contact with a human being. He accepted the company of cats but was always alone and by himself.

BUT NOT ANYMORE! Several weeks ago, we noticed Aron and Bea (a beautiful younger gray lady about 5, and obviously FIV positive as well) lying together on a mat, legs and paws intertwined. They have known each other for a long time, as she came here as a kitten. We guess it was a long courtship but a very successful one as they are now inseparable (they remind us of Bogie and Bacall).

This relationship gives us all giggles and tremendous joy---and we know Aron and Bea are even happier than we are.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Love & Hope website adds some new features

This feature of the website will give us the opportunity to share with you, on a regular basis, the comings and goings, ins and outs and ups and downs at the Sanctuary. Every week is filled with new adventures.

We also will, from time to time, take this opportunity to introduce you to one or more of our staff, as each and every one is essential for the daily management and operation of the Sanctuary. They are dedicated and hard working and understand the need for maintaining the well-being of all our cats.

Over time, we will introduce our “residents”, both young and old, friendly and semi-feral. Each is special in his or her own way; each deserves the best life possible.

We hope that you will feel that you are part of what we do, as our ability to exist and care for these often unwanted and sometimes abused creatures who come to us is dependent upon your continued support. We need your help to be able to help them. They are yours as well as ours.

Together we can work towards a day when there are no longer any unwanted animals and every creature will have a loving and forever home.