Final Hope Rushes to Help a Cat Colony Caregiver in West Berlin, NJ
Last Sunday, during a hot 4th of July weekend, we left early in the morning with 3 cars packed full with traps, blankets, and other supplies and drove for two hours to West Berlin, NJ to help with a major Trap-Neuter-Return project. Tamara, an animal lover and TNR advocate has been posting pleas on Facebook urging rescue […]Continue Reading →
A Day at Our Rescue
For those of you have not visited our rescue, here are some photos of our cats that find a temporary home or a long term sanctuary with Final Hope. All our cats live in a cage-free environment, unless they are new or injured and need to be temporarily enclosed.
NEWARK CATS ROOM
Cats in […]Continue Reading →
Our Society Still Has a Long Way To Go To Protect Animal Rights
Animal rights may have many “Likes” on social media, but the reality is still far from humane. Here is a perfect example of a beaten cat that was failed by our society, from the Police that was supposed to arrive to the site where the reported torture took place, to the shelter that did not […]Continue Reading →
A new friendship: It started with a few hisses, then some curious sniffs…
The beautiful kitty on the right is a 8-month old girl we recently pulled from a rescue. She was in a foster home for about 2 weeks when we rescued four 6-weeks old babes. She hissed at them a few times at first. Then she tried to play with them (she is still a baby […]Continue Reading →
Stewie: A Story of a Cat Who Learned to Trust Again
When Stewie was found in Manhattan, his body was bruised and his tail was broken. It is hard to tell if he was a victim of abuse or a car accident. Whatever the case, Stewie was in pain. He was picked up by animal control and turned over to a NYC rescue group. He […]Continue Reading →
Bite Wound Abscesses in Cats
A few days ago, I noticed a huge bulging on my cat’s chin. It looked like a swelling of a lymph node or a tooth abscess. Needless to say, I was truly concerned. But a day later, after red spot began to appear on the swelling, it was apparent that my kitty has a […]Continue Reading →
3 Tips On How to Tame Your New Cat
Whether you are socializing a kitten or adopting a shy adult, building trust of your new pet will require love and patience. New places and people can make timid cats, even more distrusting. It is common for newly adopted cats, especially those that are still shy, to hide under furniture or be afraid of your […]Continue Reading →
Mama Cat and Four Kittens Found in an Abandoned House
Life was going to be rough for this beautiful mama cat. Abandoned by her human parents and nursing only a week old kittens, she would probably go hungry for weeks.
We received a call about her from another rescue. A female cat with her litter was left in a box inside an abandoned house in Newark. […]Continue Reading →
How to care for a kitten with an eye infection
Ali is a 3 month old kitten with a severe eye infection. She was found in an industrial area known for its a feral cat colony. Kittens with eye infections are a common sight when the colonies are not TNRed and properly cared for.
Ali was malnourished and one of her eyes was completely sealed. She would […]Continue Reading →
Rescuing Feral Kittens
Five tuxedo babes popped their little furry heads from the surrounding greenery. Some of them were brave enough to join adults at the feeding station, others were peeking at the trays of food from the distance.
This was the first litter of the season and we were lucky to find foster homes for 4 […]Continue Reading →
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