THE ANIMAL UMBRELLA MESSENGER
Dedicated to the Rescue, Welfare and Adoption of Homeless Cats Number 28
Published Quarterly by Animal Umbrella, P.O. Box 2675, Acton MA
THE SPECIAL BOND BETWEEN PEOPLE AND ANIMALS
is a very special bond between people and animals. Although most people think that animals rely heavily on
people's care and compassion, very few realize how this relationship is
interdependent and that often people rely on the same animals they help to
receive love, unquestioned devotion and companionship from them. Love begets love indeed.
deaf ninety year
There are many abandoned cats at Logan airport. A colony of ferals was living in spaces between large granite blocks in a parking area right over the ocean. I visited the place one time being alerted by an animal lover. It was very cold because of the wind and very dangerous because if the cats slipped over the ice on the rocks in the Winter, they would fall 30 feet into the ocean. A group of concerned people started feeding the animals and two people in particular Kathy and Dave, after endless hours of trapping were able to rescue all the cats one by one and bring them to the shelter. Several of them were socialized and adopted. A few are still remaining at the shelter free to roam and well cared for.
woman who had lost her daughter in a car accident was severely depressed.
I had rescued a feral cat from an abandoned garage in Boston.
After the cat was visited by a vet and was sterilized, vaccinated
and tested, I brought it to the woman for foster care.
A special relationship developed between the two as the woman found
her will and reason to live back. The
cat which I had called Handsome Louie was still feral and fearful, but at
night, he would go on the bed and touch her feet.
She would stroke his back with her feet
under the blankets. As time
Grace Whitehead was an elderly Lynn woman feeding strays
out of the window of her apartment. She
fought for years with her
Jacoby an elderly woman living in Stoneham has been Carina for and feeding
strays for years. We have
helped her by sterilizing her cats or taking some of them in our shelter.
June has for a long time faced the great hostility of one of her
neighbors. Spencer a cat she
was feeding whose story we reported in our last newsletter was rescued as
he was near death and after a long rehabilitation was recently adopted by
a wonderful family.
because of space limitations we cannot continue sharing more of these
stories with you. The special
relationship between people and animals continues and it will go on
forever because all creatures big or small need each other no matter the