"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." -Unknown-
Come meet Precious, Elton and our adoptable kittens and cats on Saturday, 1/27 from 12 noon to 3PM at PETCO, 2752 Veterans Road West in the Charleston Staten Island shopping center next to Home Depot.
Please make a donation to P.L.U.T.O. Rescue and support our efforts to help homeless animals
in Staten Island . Thank you!
Issue #11 Jan / Feb 2018
Bronson was found tied to a tree and emaciated when we rescued him on November 25, 2016. He weighed 30 pounds and his red blood count was dangerously low. With your generous support Bronson received medical care and is now up to 43 pounds. Saving Souls Rescue stepped up and has been working with Bronson for several weeks. He is building confidence and learning to trust humans again. We are so pleased to announce that Bronson is now part of the Saving Souls Rescue family. He is still at the vet receiving medical care and Saving Souls will be working with a dog trainer to continue Bronson's rehabilitation.Their ultimate goal is to find Bronson a loving, forever home. Donations to Saving Souls Rescue are greatly appreciated and can be made via PayPal at email@example.com or by check to P.O box 131779 Staten Island N.Y 10314.
As always, thanks for your support!
In November we rescued Bronson, a severely malnourished male Pitbull found tied to a tree near Van Duzer Street and Baring Place in the Stapleton section of Staten Island. We took him to the Staten Island Vet Group where he weighed in at 31 pounds!!! With much love and medical attention Bronson reagined his strength. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Saving Souls Rescue, Bronson has made great strides in his rehabiliatation towards his ultimate goal of a loving and permanent forever home. Bronson is still in training and not available for adoption yet but we can still take applications.
Please watch the video below.
Learn how to perform the Heimlich Manuever on a dog.
*EARLY SPAY/NEUTER* Spaying/neutering your cat or dog at 16 weeks will help you save $100-$150 and avoid a more complicated surgery. It will also result in a lower dose of medicines given after surgery because your pet will weigh less. For more information on the health/behavioral benefits of EARLY SPAY/NEUTER please click here.
Click here to order a low cost spay / neuter certificate from SICAW, Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare
Every 6.5 seconds a shelter animal is killed.
Spay & Neuter is the humane solution!
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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our former waif Toto. Deepest condolences to our volunteer Noriko who adored Toto. She provided him with a wonderful home while tending to his medical needs.
Click here for the ASPCA's tips on reporting animal cruelty.
We receive at least 10 calls every day regarding cats and kittens who need help, Animals that are found outside, being born under a bush, in a shed, in a garage, under a car, under a deck...everywhere you can imagine. Even if we had all the money in the world, there are not enough homes to provide these animals with a safe and loving forever home. Therefore, unless we, as a society of Humane compassionate animal loving people act, nothing will change and it will continue with the cats and kittens suffering. We also suffer, knowing there is nothing that can be done. We will always have stray cats but we can eliminate some of the suffering by taking action. NYC has the best Trap Neuter Return program in the country. There are always workshops given to learn how to improve the lives of the FERAL cat. If we "catch the horse before he leaves the barn" We can make a change.There are resources at our fingertips to do this. NeighborhoodCats.org and NYCferalcat.org are wonderful referrals. All you have to do is the research and then take action. There are many animal lovers involved in this movement, but not nearly enough. Unfortunately P.L.U.T.O. Rescue is inundated and overwhelmed with kittens and cats. We can only do so much. Please, please help these poor animals. Take advantage of what is being offered for the ferals. Everyday when I have to deny an animal it breaks my heart. I know people get frustrated but so do I. It sickens me to hear of all the beautiful babies that are exposed to this cruel world. There are continuous listings of the TNR workshops offered in Staten Island. You can also take the course online. Even if you work towards one cat being sterilized that is one tremendous feat. One cat produces 5, then that offspring produce 5 and on and on. It is with a heavy heart that I sit and put my thoughts to paper. I just don't know what else to do.
Lisa - P.L.U.T.O Rescue Founder
Become TNR-Certified online for free!
A.S.P.C.A. Hot Weather Tips for your pet.
Need a place for your canine companion to stay while on vacation or at work? Merry Mutts Play & Stay, 654A Sharrotts Road Staten Island, NY 10309 is a great choice. Click here to download a flyer with discount coupons
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Dr. Phil Confronts Animal Abuse: Every 10 seconds an animal is abused in this country. Dr. Phil, a huge animal lover, is taking a stand. Plus, Paris Hilton explains how you can adopt needy animals. Segment 2 click here.Segement 3 click hereViewer discretion advised
There have been internet e-mails circulating that Cocoa Bean Mulch can be lethal if ingested by dogs. Several e-mail rumor and hoax sites dispute this. The ASPCA advises that although death is very unlikely, pet owners should avoid the use of Cocoa Bean mulch in landscaping around dogs with indiscriminate eating habits. Please click here to read the ASPCA's Cocoa Mulch Report
If you see or suspect dog fighting and don't know what to do, call the dog fighting hot line:
P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County PO BOX 140889
Staten Island NY, 10314
Phone: 718-227-0553 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a non-profit, no kill animal rescue group started by people who have a special place in their hearts for the homeless, abandoned, sick and unwanted animals. To promote humane education designed to increase awareness, compassion and responsible pet ownership. An all-volunteer group dedicated to rescuing, providing medical attention and unconditional love until placed in a permanent and well-educated home.
It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Lisa Rooney's mom, Mary Ellen Anderson.
Donations in her memory can be made to:
P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County
P.O. Box 140889
Staten Island, NY 10314
The Nicholas Clohessy Foundation
532 Wilson Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312
Staten Island Advance live featured our cat room during their Facebook Live broadcast from Merry Mutts Play & Stay. Our thanks to Rena Cella for the tour. For more information on our cats available for adoption please e-mail email@example.com.
Congratulations to junior volunteers Danielle (L) and Alex (R). On June 5, 2016 they were recognized for their extraordinary compassion and kindness towards animals at our annual barbeque.
Please click the banner above for more information about our Pets of Week.
This adorable little guy is Chaos, a 7 month old domestic short hair white and tiger. He was found as a stray after suffering a degloving injury to his right paw. Due to the extensive loss of skin and deep tissue involved, a decision was made to amputate his leg in order to avoid complications from a serious infection. Chaos is doing well and needs a new "furever" home. Donations to help pay for the expense of his surgery are greatly appreciated. Thanks for your support.
! UPDATE !
We are thrilled to report that Chaos now known as Howie has been adopted. Our thanks to Donna Poggioli for giving him a home! Thanks to all who contributed towards his medical care.
2011 STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT
Congratulations to P.L.U.T.O. Rescue President and Founder
Lisa Rooney, a member of the Women of Achievement class of 2011. On Thursday, November 17, 2011 Lisa and 4 other role models of community service were honored at the 50th anniversary Women Of Achievement luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Dr. Oz was this year's keynote speaker.
Please click here to read the 11/17/11 Staten Island Advance article.
On Sunday, July 10, 2011, the volunteers of P.L.U.T.O. Rescue gathered for a barbecue to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Our special thanks to Jo Ann and Tony Raimondi for hosting the event. Lisa Rooney was presented with a commemorative plaque which reads..."Congratulations to Lisa Rooney on 10 years as founder and pack leader of P.L.U.T.O. Rescue. Your dedication to never ending, back breaking, heart wrenching rescue work has given thousands of animals a second chance."
Congratulations to Lisa Rooney STATEN ISLANDER OF THE WEEK
Patricia Yacca of NY1 news interviews Lisa. Click here to watch on NY 1's website.
Click here to watch on YouTube
P.L.U.T.O Rescue is in need of foster homes for dogs that we pull from shelters. A loving home where they can have a safe haven for about 2 weeks until we put them up for adoption. We will provide food and medical care. Please open your heart and your home to help save a life. They need you! Please click here to download a dog foster application. You can bring the completed application to our Adoption Day at the Staten Island PETCO, 2752 Veterans Road West any Saturday from 12 noon to 3pm. Additonally you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
There has been a huge surge in the number of cats available for adoption. At times P.L.U.T.O. Rescue has had more than a dozen cats in our care. The increase in cats has created a "bottleneck" in finding them loving owners and prevents us from rescuing additonal homeless felines. Please spread the word about the cats in our care. We need to get them adopted more quickly. It is very hard for them not having a family of their own. Sometimes they get very depressed and withdrawn. We urgently need your help with the cost incurred to care for our cats until we can find them forever homes. Please make your donation for the care of the cats at ourrescue via PayPal by clicking the donate button below. You can also send your check or money order payable to P.L.U.T.O. Rescue PO Box 140889 Staten Island, NY 10314. Thank you for your support!
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Dog and Cat Traps
Metal Crates (All Sizes)
Grooming Supplies and Towels
For our cats at Merry Mutts as the await their forever home.
DONNA POGGIOLI, AKA HELGA’S BAKE SHOP WILL PREPARE MINI IRISH SODA BREADS, MINI APPLE PIES, HOME-MADE ALL-NATURAL DOG BISCUITS AND IRISH CREAM CUPCAKES. THERE WILL ALSO BE A 50/50 RAFFLE. STOP BY AND PICK UP SOME GREAT DESSERTS FOR YOUR ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION. ALL PROCCEDS WILL SUPPORT OUR HOMELESS ANIMALS.
UPDATE!! Our former waif “Pumpkin” has her foster home for Christmas!! Thanks to Anthony, his wife Renee and "Maggie" for welcoming "Pumpkin" to their family. Merry Christmas!!
Winter cat shelters are available for $25. Please contact Pat at email@example.com.
All of us at P.L.U.T.O Rescue are asking you to please help support our efforts while you shop by using AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to
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Come learn how to care for the feral and stray cats in your community and make use of the many resources now available to assist you. All steps in setting up a managed colony will be covered, including establishing good community relations, feeding, winter shelter, arranging veterinary care, finding recovery space, safely handling feral cats and trapping (with an emphasis on conducting a mass trapping of an entire
feral cat colony at once).
All workshop attendees will become TNR certified and NYC residents will gain access to low cost spay/neuter (currently $5 per cat at the ASPCA's clinic), free traps and equipment, and expert guidance and assistance. Join the more than 5,000 caretakers trained to date!
All classes begin promptly! Please plan on arriving 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start time.
Advance registration is required
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:00am - 2:30pm Richmond Town Library 200 Clarke Ave. Staten Island, NY 10306 Use of library space for this program does not indicate endorsement by the New York Public Library.
Staten Island pets innocent victims of U.S. economic crisis.
Marcia and Brad Shey adopt "Sneakers," a 9-month-old pitbull and "Bailey," a two-and-a half-year-old Beagle. Both Mr. and Mrs. Shey are volunteers at the P.L.U.T.O rescue group and decided to give the two dogs a home.
Take a feral cat Trap Neuter Return course online! To enroll and for more information click here.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING LOST PETS IN NEW YORK CITY.
You can help P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County every time you search or shop. Please register to become an iGive member now! iGive awards us 2 cents per qualified search, plus up to 26% on each purchase and a $5 bonus for P.L.U.T.O. Rescue if you make a purchase from an iGive store in your first 45 days as a member. Amount raised to date: $2,052.01 Thanks for your support!
When the cats of P.L.U.T.O. Rescue needed a new place to stay while awaiting their forever homes, Rena Cella proprietor of Merry Mutts Play & Stay, a doggie day care in Travis, Staten Island offered us a space to utilize. The area she offered needed a new wall with windows and a door erected and painted. We also needed to purchase two banks of cages to house the cats, plus storage cabinets and supplies to care for them. The cost of the project was close to $7,000. We sent out an urgent plea via this website and flyers. We received a tremendous response taking in close to $5,000 enabling us to open our new cat adoption room recently dedicated in memory of Anita Decker . Click here to watch a video. A special thanks to those who donated in memory of or in honor of their beloved pets or loved ones. As promised the names appear in our newsletter. Please spread the word about the beautiful cats in our care. Some have been waiting months for their forever homes. Please note: Our Anita Jane Decker Memorial Cat Adoption Room is now located at Merry Mutts Play & Stay's new facility located at 654A Sharrotts Road Staten Island, NY 10309. Cats available for adoption can be seen daily. Click here for a photo.
The story of the P.L.U.T.O. Van
Pets are like children...they're curious about everything! And just as a new parent would child-proof their home for a toddler's safety, pet parents should be concerned with the safety of their four-footed children. Please click here for 10 simple "pet proofing" tips.