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Donate to Help Search for "East Village Four" Missing Cats from Fire

Donate to Help Search for “East Village Four” Missing Cats from Fire

May 1, 2015

A group of New Yorkers has been working behind-the-scenes to find the four remaining cats missing after the East Village fire/explosion and has set up this GoFundMe site to raise $244 for four night vision cameras to track the cats who may have escaped behind the site of the fire. $61 has already been raised […]

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Philadelphia Emergency Animal Rescue Team Assists in Search for Ryce, 1 of Missing Cats from East Village Fire

Philadelphia Emergency Animal Rescue Team Assists in Search for Ryce, 1 of Missing Cats from East Village Fire

April 22, 2015

Additional Photos added 4/23 The search for Ryce got the help last week of a Philadelphia-based emergency Animal Response team, unlike any in the country. Jennifer Leary, who founded Red Paw Emergency Relief Team, after being a Philadelphia fire fighter for seven years and a disaster responder for the American Red Cross for nine years, has […]

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Four of the East Village Eight [Cats] Still Missing | Yvonne Collery: "Could we not as a community help them?"

Four of the East Village Eight [Cats] Still Missing | Yvonne Collery: “Could we not as a community help them?”

April 16, 2015

The rescue of Yvonne Collery’s two cats, Laszlo and Lulu, missing after the East Village fire that took down three neighboring buildings, was a story featuring hero firefighters and her good instincts (I interviewed Yvonne here). Yvonne has been writing about her experience at The Villager and follows up there this week with sweet and important […]

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The Search to Find Ryce the Cat at 125 Second Avenue | Other Cats Remain Missing, East Village Fire

The Search to Find Ryce the Cat at 125 Second Avenue | Other Cats Remain Missing, East Village Fire

April 8, 2015

Updated 4:59 p.m. The gas explosion and subsequent fire that occurred on Thursday, March 26th in the East Village resulted in two human deaths, twenty people injured and the loss of many long-time homes. The impact on animals – largely unreported in media coverage in the immediate aftermath – was significant. Eight cats and one […]

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The Latest at East 7th & 2nd Avenue | Missing Animals Need "Aggressive, Detailed Search"

The Latest at East 7th & 2nd Avenue | Missing Animals Need “Aggressive, Detailed Search”

April 6, 2015

Updated, April 7th, 8:18 a.m. — After seeing the full scope of the demolished buildings in person at the site of the gas explosion yesterday at East 7th Street and Second Avenue (shocking to witness the devastation and impact), and searching around a bit, it gave me ideas as far as finding the remaining animals […]

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My Piece at Huffington Post on Missing & Found Animals, Expedited Search Needed Near East Village Explosion Site

My Piece at Huffington Post on Missing & Found Animals, Expedited Search Needed Near East Village Explosion Site

April 4, 2015

I have a piece now up at the Huffington Post outlining the animal rescue efforts to date and need for expedited and more intensive search near the East Village explosion site for the remaining missing animals. I interviewed many of the people with missing – and found – animals about their experiences. It is a […]

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Laszlo and Lulu Get Checked Out by Vets at Bideawee After Rescue from Building Vacated After East Village Explosion, Also Tabby Cat Found Near Site

Laszlo and Lulu Get Checked Out by Vets at Bideawee After Rescue from Building Vacated After East Village Explosion, Also Tabby Cat Found Near Site

April 4, 2015

Photo of Laszlo and Lulu Collery of 125 Second Avenue who were trapped for days without food or water, getting checked up for trauma and smoke inhalation by Dr. Suzanne Paar and Veterinarian Assistant Chris at the Bideawee Animal Hospital, NYC, on Thursday. Read their story and how rescue efforts need to be stepped up […]

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4 Cats Found in Rescue Efforts in Aftermath of East Village Explosion, 4 Cats, 1 Dog Still Missing

4 Cats Found in Rescue Efforts in Aftermath of East Village Explosion, 4 Cats, 1 Dog Still Missing

April 2, 2015

Yvonne Collery’s apartment at 125 Second Avenue was being used “24/7 as a lookout” for fire fighter and rescue efforts following the tragic explosion that occurred last Thursday in the East Village. On Monday, she asked two fire chiefs if they would bring her ID and some clothing from the apartment as she was still […]

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Impact of East Village Explosion on Building Animals -- At least 7 Cats and 1 Dog Known Missing (Updated)

Impact of East Village Explosion on Building Animals — At least 7 Cats and 1 Dog Known Missing (Updated)

March 31, 2015

Updated April 1st, 9:13 a.m. It appears three of the cats have been found! Info at end. (ed. note: now 4!) Kathleen Blomberg has lived at 125 Second Avenue for twenty one years, most recently with her two cats, siblings Sebastian and Kitty Cordelia. It was 121 Second Avenue that caught fire on March 26th […]

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Missing Animals from East Village Explosion: 7 Cats from Buildings Unaccounted for, Likely More | Plight of Animals Omitted from Media Reports (Updated)

Missing Animals from East Village Explosion: 7 Cats from Buildings Unaccounted for, Likely More | Plight of Animals Omitted from Media Reports (Updated)

March 29, 2015

Updated 6:27 p.m. Plight of Animals in East Village Buildings Unreported in Media Accounts of Aftermath of Explosion The East Village explosion that occurred Thursday afternoon (March 26) destroyed three buildings, countless homes, businesses, possessions, and possibly lives. There are two known missing persons. It is a terrible tragedy, especially because it appears landlord actions […]

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Why is the Parks Department Defending Continued Use of Roundup Pesticide in NYC Parks?

Why is the Parks Department Defending Continued Use of Roundup Pesticide in NYC Parks?

September 5, 2014

In case you missed, it, DNAinfo published a piece recently which delves into pesticide usage in New York City Parks, particularly the use of RoundUp manufactured (and promoted) by Monsanto and its link to cancers (long known). RoundUp is often used to kill small weeds in our city’s parks that could be pulled by hand […]

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