P.L.U.T.O. RESCUE HAS ADOPTIONS EVERY SATURDAY FROM 12 NOON TO 3PM AT THE STATEN ISLAND PETCO, 2752 VETERANS ROAD WEST IN THE CHARLESTON SHOPPING CENTER NEXT TO HOME DEPOT .
 



"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-

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*New* Summer 2013 Update Letter from Lisa *New*


Winter 2012
23 pages...please wait for it to download.

*Adoption Location*
Saturdays 12 Noon - 3PM
2752 Veterans Road West, Staten Island, NY 10309
in the Charleston Shopping Center
next to Home Depot.
 


Every 6.5 seconds a shelter animal is killed.
   Spay & Neuter is the humane solution!

*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.


P.L.U.T.O. Rescue Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program
Online Form with PayPal
available now!
 
To download a pdf version of the
 application click here.
 
 
Need someone to walk your dog?
 Call Barbara Linden 646-338-3086
 
Click here for the ASPCA's tips on reporting animal cruelty.
 
READING GLASSES GALORE - Fashion Reading Glasses for Women & Men
Having trouble seeing the small print ?? Please visit Reading Glasses Galore, our merchant fundraising partner for fashion quality reading glasses. Affordable prices for men and women plus many accessories. P.L.U.T.O. Rescue recieves a 10% donation for every purchase made through this link. 

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. Neighborhood Cats.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

  
 


You can help reduce the overpopulation of homeless pets by proactively spaying/neutering your pets - and encouraging your friends to do the same.Through a partnership between PetSmart Charities and the ASPCA a comprehensive and searchable database will help you find low-cost spay/neuter programs in your community. The database is always updated, so if you don't find any listings for your zip code, please check back soon.

                            
Become TNR-Certified online for free!
 
 
 
 
A.S.P.C.A. Cold 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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If you see or suspect dog fighting and don't know what to do, call the dog fighting hot line:
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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 here Viewer discretion advised

 

 

 

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P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County
PO BOX 140889
Staten Island NY, 10314
Phone: 718-227-0553

plutorescue@aol.com

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.

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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
 
or

The Nicholas Clohessy Foundation
532 Wilson Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10312

 
 
STATEN ISLAND ANIMAL ADVOCATES QUESTION ABUSE ENFORCEMENT POLICY SHIFT 
 
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Animal rights activists here say the recent change in ASPCA policy -- to have the NYPD respond to animal abuse calls -- could leave at-risk animals in unsafe homes as the city's already overburdened police force focuses on the human kind of crime. Click here to read more.
 
MAJOR UPDATE: On January 30, 2014 Commissioner Bratton issued a sweeping memo to the NYPD precincts that they must investigate every credible animal abuse report.
 
You can email the Commissioner a thank you message at http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mailnypd.html
 

Recently a case of rabies was confirmed in a free-roaming cat found in Bloomingdale Park on Staten Island. Subsequently, in keeping with public health requirements, the New York City Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene ordered the removal and euthanasia of any other free-roaming cats at that location. Click here for more informtion.

 


Please click the banner above for more information about our Pets of Week.


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  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.
Watch a video of the luncheon here.
Read Lisa's expression of appreiciation to the Staten Island Advance. 
 
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."


  Staten Island Advance Article March 28, 2011
FIGHTING FOR STATEN ISLAND'S
FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS

 


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 plutorescue@aol.com

         
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 our rescue  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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 Saturday, July 12, 2014

A star-studded cat & dog aopt-a-thon

3:30- 6:30 PM

Shubert Alley

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!
 

UPCOMING DATES

All classes begin promptly!  Please plan on arriving
10 to 15 minutes prior to the start time.
Please register in advance. Workshops are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

 
Saturday July 12, 2014, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
St. George Library Center

5 Central Ave. (near Borough Hall)
Staten Island, NY 10301

(Use of library space for this program does not indicate endorsement by The NY Public Library)
To register: 
click here

More Information: More information is available on the Neighborhood Cats website.

 

 Click here to find out when the next TNR Workshop is scheduled in your borough.
 
The Mothers Comfort Project, sews and delivers handmade beds for dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes. To date they have delivered over 7,000 beds to shelters in and around New York City, including P.L.U.T.O. Rescue.
 
 
FREE DOGGIE BOOT CAMP
Von Briesen Park, Staten Island
Located on Bay St. at the end of School Rd.
CLASSES RESUME MAY 10, 2014
Click here to for more information.
 
  
 
 
Pitbull Awareness
ADOPT, EDUCATE, ADVOCATE
A pitbull adopter speaks about Nina and the misconceptions of the breed.
 Click here to watch the 30 second video.
 
 
 
Important information from the ASPCA, including their mobile and staionary Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinics
 
  
Education, Not Regulation Characterizes New Law Affecting TNR in New York City.
 
Turn on your lights to help homeless animals.
Save money on your electric rates and raise funds for P.L.U.T.O. Rescue every time you pay your monthly bill.
 
 
Informative Pitbull Rescue Links
 
 
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.
 (Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimo)
Please click here to read the article.
 
When New Dorp teen talks, dogs listen.
Jacquelyn O'Connell, 13, of New Dorp Beach, has volunteered at P.L.U.T.O. rescue since she was 10 years old. She's pictured above with her family's two lively Maltese dogs - Tommy and Bo.
 (Staten Island Advance/Virginia N. Sherry)
Please click here to read the article.
 
 


Take a feral cat Trap Neuter Return course online! Now only $10.00! 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!



Staten Island Feral Cat Initiative
New York City Feral Cat Initiative
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   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.

 

VAN-TASTIC!!
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.

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