Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Sept. 2017 I was interested in fostering Chicken from the moment I saw his picture. His curious, wide-eyed look captured my attention and his story captured my heart. Chicken was found outside all by himself with no mother and no siblings. He was brought to an overwhelmed, over-crowded, kill shelter at […]

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – August, 2017 “I am looking for a free kitten.” When I hear this statement I can’t help but cringe. My reply is always the same—“There is no such thing as a free kitten.” My statement is often met with doubt or displeasure. Then I usually hear a story about how so […]

Kitten Season ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Kitten Season ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet ~ May, 2017 The days are getting longer, the weather is getting nicer, and “kitten season” has begun. It is breeding season for cats, and from early spring to late fall, large amounts of kittens will be born to feral and free roaming cats that are not spayed. Because these cats live […]

Meow Mixer – April 28th, Tewksbury – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Meow Mixer – April 28th, Tewksbury – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Feb. 2017 It is no secret that I am passionate about helping animals. More specifically, I am involved in cat fostering and cat rescue and I perform Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for the MSPCA. Although I volunteer for the MSPCA, I am always pleased to learn of other organizations that are involved in cat […]

Winter Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Winter Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – January, 2017 Every mile is two in winter” ~ George Herbert Winter is hard. It’s hard for people and it’s even harder for cats—especially for the feral cats that spend their entire lives outdoors. If you have a pet cat that goes outside, please be aware that winter is a dangerous […]

Christmas Kitty ~ Robin’s Kitty Corner

Christmas Kitty ~ Robin’s Kitty Corner

By: Robin Desmet – Dec. 2016 What greater gift than the love of a cat…….Charles Dickens December—-a time to share the joys of the season with family and friends. But in addition to the fun, the holidays can be a dangerous time for our furry friends. A little caution and awareness this time of year […]

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…..Helen Keller ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…..Helen Keller ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Sept. 2016 Oftentimes when I show up at someone’s home to trap their backyard cats, I am by myself. I set up the traps and then spend a few hours getting to know them and explaining what I do. But although I am by myself, I am by no means doing […]

State Senate Passes Animal Welfare Legislation ~ Regulations on Dog Breeders

State Senate Passes Animal Welfare Legislation ~ Regulations on Dog Breeders

The Massachusetts Senate passed several bills Tuesday aimed at protecting animal welfare. Senate Bill 2369, “An Act To Prevent Animal Suffering and Death,” seeks to avoid the negligent exposure of animals to extreme temperatures by prohibiting the confinement of animals in a motor vehicle during extreme heat or cold. Should an animal be left in […]