The joys of fostering a cat and her kittens

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These kittens were rescued by the Brooklyn Shelter but due to over crowding they had to go on the euthanasia list. If they were not moved to a foster home the mother and all her kittens would have died. Sharon and Jake have done a great job nursing Lilly (the mother) and her 7 kittens back to health. What they need now is a good loving home. I appeal to all my readers to:

1) Please send to ANY and ALL Animal lovers a link to this site. We are hoping to find a home for Lilly and the 7 kittens.

2) If you or someone you know can Foster or volunteer please contact me. Fostering a cat or dog is a way to help temporarily if you can’t adopt but want to help get an animal out of an emergency situation – like Lilly and her babies.

3) Encourage friends and family to visit their local animal shelter when considering adoption of a pet. In NYC, contact for NY area shelter.

4) Please Sharon at “SSiodmak AT” if you can help with these kitties or help in any way.


Fostering cat with 7 kittens – Please Adopt!

The sad truth is that thousands of cats and dogs are euthanized each year in NYC run shelters.  These are loving pets that for one reason or another are surrendered or abandoned by their owners.  These animals find themselves part of a system that is currently unable to find homes for all the animals they receive.  

For years my wife Sharon has been a big supporter of animal rescue and is now a spokesperson for the NYC Mayor’s Alliance.  She recently agreed to foster a cat with seven kittens that were found on the street in Brooklyn.  They have been badly abused and several of the kittens have broken tails.  The mother, Lilly, is an exotic, beautiful black cat who is extremely warm and affectionate.  The kittens are now about five weeks old and will soon be ready for adoption.  Lilly is so gentle she doesn’t even get upset when Chestnut, our 75 bls. Lab/Pit mix comes over to investigate.  

If you are interested in adopting a kitten (or two) or the mother please contact Sharon at “Sharon at”



Help Save Animals

Donate to the ASPCA Today!

Saving a life is not always an easy thing. It involves making a sacrifice, long term commitment and, at times, a change in your way of life. I have been fortunate in my life to have presented with the opportunity to rescue a dog and several cats. In each case, the introduction of a new pet has resulted in an over abundance of joy and love in our home.

While I know not everyone out there is in a situation where they can make the commitment to adopt a dog or cat from a shelter. I am hoping you can join Sharon (my wife) and I in supporting the ASPCA.

The ASPCA is a wonderful organization. They are an active member of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Pets. They actively survey the NYC Center for Animal Care and Control and rescue animals that will be euthanized if they are not adopted within their seven day holding period.

By clicking on the banner at the top of this page, you too can join Sharon and me and our efforts to make NYC a “No Kill Shelter City”. San Francisco is currently the first city in the United States to receive the status of a No Kill Shelter City by implementing programs to help eliminate the need to euthanize thousands of healthy dogs, cats and other domestic pets each year.

Together .. We can help NYC become a No Kill City too!