Nana, a Lovely (Former) Greenwich Village Cat: Her Guardian got Sick, Relinquished to ACC | Needs a New Home Now

Nana, a Lovely (Former) Greenwich Village Cat: Her Guardian got Sick, Relinquished to ACC | Needs a New Home Now

Update June 13th: I am sorry to inform that Nana was killed. It is hard to know what the answer is, in a city of 8 million people – you would think these animals could be saved, more people would step up, that they would not be killed for bogus reasons, that they would not be brought there in the first place for all the wrong reasons, that all of us could do more for them. Sorry, Nana.

Updated 6:43 p.m. and July 11, updated links – see end of post. Nana in danger!

Do not hold this picture against lovely grey tabby cat, Nana! Read on!

This picture does not do me justice! Adopt me please.
Picture does not do me justice! I am lovely. Adopt me please.

In March, I attended a forum on animal & wildlife issues held by the NYCLA (New York County Lawyers Association) Animal Law Committee at which attorney Rachel Hirschfeld spoke about the importance of people setting up a Pet Trust for their animals in the event something happens to them. Even if the animal is provided for in a will, the reality is that this can be challenged, money in wills can take awhile to settle, and they do not account for what happens if someone gets sick or is unable to care for pets. Hirschfeld, who is based in Asbury Park (one of my long-time favorite places!), said that you don’t even really need funds to set one up and every animal guardian should have one.

Meet Nana

Cutie cat, Nana, and her owner-guardian lived in the Village. This grey tabby fur love is listed as coming from zip code 10014 so likely the West Village; when her guardian recently got sick, she ended up at the Manhattan Animal Care Center (ACC)* where she currently is – but she does not have a lot of time.

An animal termed “owner surrender” can be put on “Death Row” at any time for any reason. Once you “surrender” or abandon an animal, your cat is only protected for technically a couple of days. Older cats have a harder time getting adopted at the ACC — all the cats do there, no age is safe really. Nana has been there for almost two weeks already. She needs you now. Her Animal ID# is A1041852. e-mail: [email protected] Visit her Pet Harbor page this page and NYC ACC web site.

Do you have room in your home and heart for Nana? Can we save a Village gal? From the information listed, it sounds like a relative thought she was 18 but then a vet at the ACC checked her out and her age is now listed at around 10 years old. Either way, still a great life left! You can tell she is a gorgeous, lovely tabby cat!

I have written outlining criticism of the ACC here in the past. * Did you know the ACC changed its name recently and removed the word “control” from it? A welcome improvement. Some positive moves have been made of late but not quickly enough; there is a lot of room left for improvement. Good pictures of the animals are one of them — not that hard to correct — and also not killing adoptable cats and dogs that get a treatable cold there at the facility!

Can you help out former Village gal Nana today, get her out of the ACC and into a new home?

UPDATE 6:43 p.m.: Nana has been listed on tonight’s ‘At Risk’ list (which really means at risk). She has until tomorrow, Saturday, July 11th at 12 noon to be pulled/adopted or may be killed. (But it is always possible she might be given more time so double check!) Please consider fostering or adopting.

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Rescue Nana! … If you need additional help, visit this Facebook page.

NYC Animal Care Centers of NYC Web site – If not Nana. consider adopting a cat, dog, or other animal from there.

Visit Rachel Hirschfeld’s site and contact her for additional information.
Read about Hirschfeld’s Pet Protection Agreement.