Friday, January 21, 2011

Our Blog Has Moved

The blog of Community Cat Coalition can now be followed on our new web site ( We look forward to keeping you informed about the important work we are doing in and for the community and its neighborhood cats.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Fantastical Find

I spied this discarded heavy duty cooler on the streets of Ybor City in Tampa during a recent trip to Florida. It's just the thing I've been looking for to line the inside of a Winter shelter I was working to make for my new neighborhood stray before leaving for the trip. It drove all the way back to New York with me and is now keeping a certain feline special someone warm and cozy.

Will Work for Love

Ronin is a professional, young adult male cat who was rescued from the streets of Beacon over the Summer. Ronin has several years experience as a loving companion to offer the right home, yet he keeps getting overlooked for the job. He is well qualified and would make a great Personal Assistant to someone looking for unconditional love and support. Ronin is a self starter who works well with others, has impeccable organizational skills, good bathroom etiquette, maintains a well groomed appearance and is open to working in any stable, loving environment. Ronin asks for a one time, nominal hiring fee of $75 that covers his expenses, and he is willing to travel. If you are interested in hiring Ronin or in learning more about his skills, please contact his agent Community Cat Coalition via email or phone. Ronin looks forward to putting forth his best efforts to support yours.

How We Spell Hope

Maggie and Abrham Lincoln

Maggie is a senior something citizen who has been doing rescue and TNR in Beacon since age 18. She is my hero and an inspiration to the cause.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Give The Gift of Getting Involved

Community Cat Coalition is an all volunteer grassroots initiative. It’s only by volunteer support that we exist and are able to help our neighbors and our neighborhood cats. There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer to help the cause. Volunteers are needed in the following areas. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us for more details.
  • Accounting
  • Administrative & Clerical Coordination
  • Adoption Coordination
  • Cat Care (feeding, cleaning and medicating)
  • Community Relations
  • Database Development
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Field Work (TNR)
  • Photography
  • Public Relations & Marketing
  • Shelter Making
  • Social Networking
  • Special Event Production
  • Temporary Foster Homes
  • Transport
  • Volunteer Development & Coordination

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Life and Loss of Pixel

Pixel Caves Deal
May 2010 - December 2010

Pixel was not only a very special being, but a very lucky little boy who was found in a garbage can in Beacon in May of 2010. What saved him? His big mouth. Though he was small enough to fit in the palm of your hand at the time of rescue, his voice, mewing for help, was louder than bombs. And thank goodness. I shared time with Pixel while working to get him adopted into a good, loving home. He brought immense joy to my life. Pixel had great presence and a gentle, loving spirit. The day finally came when Pixel was adopted by a wonderful family who adored him tremendously. Pixel settled into his new home beautifully with a Mama and a Papa and siblings, too. Together, they shared laughs and love and tickles and tender moments. In November 2010, Pixel's health started to decline suddenly. A boy once full of radiant life was now listless and struggling for breathe. After thorough testing, it was determined that Pixel had contracted Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), a fatal and incurable disease. This was devastating news. Despite the diagnosis, Pixel remained positive and fought to maintain his everyday life. His bravery though the struggle was nothing less than heroic. But the battle was lost on December 14, 2010. This little life, leaving far too soon, touched the lives of many. And he will be missed beyond measure. The lessons of love and life Pixel taught us will live on. Always. Thank you, Pixel. Pixel is survived by his parents Michelle Caves and Jared Deal and by his siblings Sushi and Sterling.