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The Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare (SICAW) is a non-profit tax exempt organization founded in 1972 dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of stray and abandoned animals. Volunteer members rescue homeless animals roaming the streets, tend to their needs and place them in good homes. All pets are examined by Veterinarians, receive protective inoculations, necessary blood work and are spayed/neutered.
In 1996, SICAW established its own low cost spay/neuter program, Neuter Network. Each year millions of healthy dogs and cats are euthanized or abandoned, falling victim to hunger, disease and cruelty. This low cost program helps put an end to the misery of pet overpopulation. SICAW is also committed to furthering the education of the public about the importance of spaying/neutering and proper pet care.
All SICAW work is done by volunteers and monies received through contributions, membership and fundraising activities are used for animal care and services, advertising, printing and other expenses of administration.

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I would like to dedicate the revised version of this website to little "Calico", who came to me as a newborn kitten with her four siblings at just five days old on July 9th, 2008. Little "Calico" had bowel issues from the very beginning, but this is often the case with kittens that are bottle-fed. She was treated with everything imaginable, but nothing helped her. She would have to bathed up to six times a day, and cooperated with everything I put her through with purrs. She was one of the most affectionate, lovable kittens I have ever met. I decided to have her hospitalized for observation. I visited her twice a day and helped bathe her and clean her cage and she was always happy to see me, reaching through the bars when she heard my voice. After almost two weeks, it was determined she needed to see a Specialist. The Specialist looked at her X-rays and within seconds delivered the devastating news that there was nothing that could be done for her. A heart-wrenching decision was made right then and there. We loved one another dearly until the very last moment together on October 13th, 2008. She will always be in my heart.  Danielle Garguilo
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Hi, My name is Miss Oreo. I grew up living at a local hotel with a lot of other kitties (outside of course). I did what I wanted, and loved when a man came with a bag of food to feed us at the hotel. I was one of the lucky kitties who got scooped up and put in a foster home to be readied for adoption. I got shipped off to Mary's house. Well, let me tell you this lady means business. Every day is like boot camp. WE get up early, then the morning rub down starts. She rubs my face, scratches under my chin and just recently she started touching my belly. I must say it feels good and I am starting to enjoy this stuff. Next, we play with toys. I like doing that, but Mary really doesn't know when to stop. I don't think she believes in cat naps. Today she gave me and my foster brother Jax some green grass to eat. This girl knows just what I like. So, I must say things are going good in this new world. I have 2 foster sisters and 1 foster brother. We all get along great. I even like Spike the dog. I know that I will have to leave one day. I really want to have a family of my own. Humans aren't so bad after all...... Meows! Miss Oreo....