Anthony Olszewski and friends have been helping cats in need for for many years. We intervene where a cat is about to die -- like those abandoned to the cruel horrors of the street by heartless owners. We also care for kittens that shelters routinely kill for being "too much trouble" -- like Little Blake with ringworm shown here. The Metro Cat Rescue Facebook Page (Link below) shows just some of the many more cats and kittens that we rescued in only the last few years.
We recently began operating under the name Metro Cat Rescue and hope soon to establish a formal organization. All volunteer -- receiving neither grants nor tax payer dollars -- we depend on community support.
Our dream is to establish a facility to provide care for homeless kittens and cats with easily treated but contagious conditions -- those innocents that now elsewhere regularly are made to die. Sadly, a lack of funds has kept Metro Cat Rescue's goal on a distant horizon. Without the necessary resources, each day there are cats that we can't help. Indeed, last summer, there was a dip in donations and adoptions. I would not let the cats go hungry, so I scraped by eating little more than bread, rice and beans myself.
Little Blake the Ouija Cat is just one of our success stories. On August 20, 2012, she was rescued after being left on the sidewalk by a trash can near a post office. Too weak to stand, the very young kitten was covered with fleas. She also had an eye infection, ear mites, ringworm and intestinal parasites.
Luckily, the tyke was small enough and the day was warm enough so that her entire body could be dipped in the bathroom sink. The fleas still on the head were carefully removed with a fine comb. And that was the easy part! The other conditions required considerable care and the application of medication.