Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Neighborhood Cats and Corpus Christi Nuns Reach Agreement: Cats to get New Home at Pets Alive Sanctuary!

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Neighborhood Cats and Corpus Christi Nuns Reach Agreement: Cats to get New Home at Pets Alive Sanctuary!

(June 8, 2005) Neighborhood Cats and In Defense of Animals (IDA) are happy to announce that we have reached a mutually acceptable agreement with the Dominican Nuns of the Corpus Christi Monastery in the Bronx, NY.

The Sisters have made a compassionate, humane decision to allow the Feral Cat Initiative, a program of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals that is administered by Neighborhood Cats staffers, to come to the Monastery to gather the cats and take them to their new home at the Pets Alive sanctuary in Middletown, NY.

We want to stress to the public that relocating a colony of feral cats is very rarely an option but in this unusual case we were fortunate to receive this generous offer from the Pets Alive sanctuary.

We would like to thank the Sisters of the Corpus Christi Monastery, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, the Humane Society of New York and Pets Alive for their humane efforts to help these cats get safely to their new home. We would also like to thank the thousands of people who called and wrote us expressing their deep care and concern for the safety and well-being of these feral cats.