To some, Josie and Stevie are deemed “special needs” cats, but to Save the Animals Rescue Team (S.T.A.R.T.) of Little Falls, NJ, they are simply special.
Nine-year-old Josie is a striking black DSH with a full white ruff and pale, hypnotic eyes that dominate her dramatic face. Despite being born without claws and with two shortened hind legs, Josie was adopted by a family who owned several other pets. Undeterred by her uniqueness, Josie used her kittenish wiles to make her way in the world by hopping like a bunny and walking like a frog. Sadly, however, when her family moved, they found other homes for their other pets and left Josie, alone and afraid, at a local shelter. Luckily, the shelter contacted S.T.A.R.T. and we placed Josie in one of our experienced, volunteer foster homes. She’s just now emerging from her shell, attempting to adjust to a new life and new pets, but she deserves more. What she truly needs is a kind and caring home, where she is either the only cat or where an older, easygoing cat can be her new best friend. Where she is seen as special, not special needs, and where the unconditional love and attention she receives will more than be reciprocated.
Ten-month-old Stevie is an exquisite Russian Blue with a coat the color of pale silver-gray velvet. This frightened little feline was found, crying in terror, in the middle of a busy street in Lyndhurst, NJ, while cars passed him by. Fortunately for Stevie, the father of one of our volunteers spotted him, stopped traffic, and scooped him up in his arms. Despite his harrowing ordeal, what has sweet Stevie been doing ever since? Purring, kissing, and loving everyone he meets. However, this happy kitten has a severely enlarged heart, the result of congenital heart disease, and his life span will be shorter because of it. Yet he continues to purr, to kiss and to love. To play and behave like any other cute, cuddly kitten. And sweet Stevie’s demands are few. Someone to snuggle and play with, a warm lap to lie on, and loving days lived to the fullest.
Won’t YOU be special and open your hearts and your homes to two special cats in search of forever love?
Duke and Jackson by Maureen Casey
FUREVER HOMES NEEDED Below Album Shows A Few Adoptable Pets!
Click on the picture for the names
S.T.A.R.T Adoption Center Locations
1 Rt 46 WestEvery Saturday & Sunday 11-3
Adoption Center 24/7
Pet Goods, Paramus
Rte 17S/Burlington Coat Factory Mall
2nd Saturday of the Month
Let's introduce you to what S.T.A.R.T, Save the Animals Rescue Team is all about. The video below is just a small portion of what our volunteers do each and every day to help the thousands of homeless, injured and needy animals in our area!
Tru-Catch Traps Needed!!
Traps are desperately needed to help control our communities Feral Population
Tru-catch has made it easy for you to donate trapping equipment!! Follow the link below and donate a trap today!! Donate a Trap to Us!
Gertrude Hawk Candies ~TBA
Beefsteak~ March 7th
Ride to Rescue ~ TBA
Tricky Tray ~ October 4th
Santa Pictures ~ December 2015
Nuggets of Gold Now thru December 31, 2013
Our cats love to sleep on Kuranda cat beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another cat to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda cat bed.