Wednesday, April 30, 2008

As you can tell from the comment we received on the post about the animal shelter, apparently it is a hoax. I've read a couple of different versions of the truth now, but the best thing to do if you're concerned or can help is to contact the shelter directly. No matter what, all of the cats there need loving homes, as do so many cats, dogs and other animals in shelters across the country.

Monday, April 28, 2008


A correction on the story below is posted here:

But the cats still badly need homes!

Massachusetts and New Hampshire residents: We have cats in need!

150 cats need homes ASAP

Due to the owner's unexpected/untimely death, a cat shelter in Pepperell is being closed by the state and 150 cats will have to be put down. The daughter doesn't have a license to run the shelter. So in the next week or two, all of these cats will be euthanized.

If anyone you know can take one that would be great, but please pass this announcement along to anyone just to get it out there. Maybe a friend of a friend of a friend would take one in? The shelter is on Sheffield St. in Pepperell, 30 min. from Acton, Mass.

The number is 978-433-0404.

If there is anyone that is interested in adopting/assisting with finding homes for these cats please contact the number above ASAP or forward this email to a friend...please help!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Penguin gets a wet suit

I just love this story. A tiny wet suit has helped an elderly penguin who had lost his feathers and was too cold to swim. Extremely cute.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

This is pretty cute

Apparently Simcha the cat decided that either a cat bad OR a cat cube wasn't enough. Simcha decided to pull the cat bed INTO the cat cube and have the best of both worlds.

I always say cats have a way of getting exactly what they want (although in our house, it's usually because I run around doing whatever they want for them).

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A note from Green Chimneys in New York State

Fiona Apple has wanted to work as a Green Chimneys farm intern for years. On a rainy Monday, her wish was granted! The Grammy winning singer and songwriter was on campus this week for the “Spend a Day on the Farm with Fiona” program. A day with Fiona was auctioned off during last year’s spring gala auction.

Fiona mucked stalls and fed animals -- just like our other farm interns do! Upper barn manager Maureen Doherty introduced her to Sylvester, a calf rescued from a slaughterhouse in NYC, and Petey, an alpaca that watched her over the Dutch door. She also met many of our students.

Fiona and her mother visited Brian MacCarry’s music class, Dale Picard’s ECAD dog training program and the greenhouse, where they learned about some of our programs for children with special needs. The pair was accompanied by auction winners Cynthia and Margo Manocherian. Michael Kaufmann, director of the farm and wildlife center, provided a comprehensive farm tour.

Fiona and the auction winners were treated to a trip into the flight rehabilitation cage where wildlife specialist Paul Kupchok captured a red-tail hawk ready for its return to the wild. After a vegan lunch specially prepared by chef Mark Kaplan, Fiona assisted in the release of the rehabilitated hawk in heavy April showers, which she enjoyed sans umbrella!

The day was capped off with some artistic flair as she painted a fiberglass Labrador retriever that will be auctioned off in our fall celebrity dog auction ( Thought you might like a photo of Fiona with some of our students in the East Coast Assistance Dog (ECAD) training program.

She is pictured here with the winner of the auction and two of our students.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ten Funniest Pet Web Sites

AOL posted this link today...but don't forget to keep Our Place to Paws on your list of sites to visit often!