On Saturday, October 11, 2008 the world bid farewell to the beautiful and heroic Scarlett the cat. Scarlett did not only impact those who knew her, she touched the lives of countless people around the world.

On October 17th, at the “Crossroads of the World,” Times Square, NYC, Scarlett’s larger-than-life image illuminated the night on the world’s largest digital sign, the Reuters sign.

At 35 feet wide x 32.5 feet tall, viewers marveled and paid tribute to a cat who surpassed everyone’s imaginations and expectations.

The screen above Scarlett’s picture reads:

“Scarlett, the World-Famous Brave Mother Cat Who Survived a Fire and Saved Her Kittens, Passes Away”


The change to cooler, dryer weather has made Sixpence itchy, so he is on medication for that, but otherwise doing well.  Two exciting things for him to watch recently, a clogged drain that led to a lot of pipe work and the installation of a new paper towel rack!  Dull stuff for us, but really interesting for 6p, and not scary for him because all of the people involved were family – so no seizures.  There are the squirrels to watch as they get ready for winter, some pigeons to scare away (pigeons are new to him), and the feral kitten his family found in the back yard…probably the first kitten he has ever seen! 



Our little Stella has been a spitfire as usual. Her foster mom says that she is always happy and brightens her days with her energy and antics. To make Stella happy her foster mom caters to her in every way. She even pretends to be a waitress at a diner as she asks Stella what she wants to eat for her meal and then prepares Stella’s “special order”. Watching her foster mom walk around the kitchen as if she’s carrying around a serving tray gets Stella excited. She runs over to her very own Barbie couch where she jumps up and wriggles around in anticipation. Stella’s foster mom gets a little nervous when Stella gets so excited and jumps around due to her orthopedic problems, but Stella doesn’t seem to have any discomfort.


Rockstar is feeling well and getting a lot of attention from the Animal League staff members.  He’s still in the Animal League’s shelter, patiently waiting for his loving home.  He will soon be getting a Kennel “Buddy” – an assigned associate taking extra special care of him – walking him, talking to him, one on one play time, etc.  He is next in line for a Buddy, so he will soon be an even happier boy than he already is!  As much as we like to have Rockstar around us, we desperately want him to find either a foster care home or an adopted home.  We know that he longs for a place of his own and a wonderful family to please.  We hope his holiday dreams come true very soon!



Penny’s adoptive parents advised that she has been feeling well and has not had any health concerns this past month. She takes her medication without any fuss and doesn’t seem to mind that her adoptive sibling Zippy doesn’t have daily medication just like her! Penny’s family has noticed that she likes to spend her time lounging under the dresser and also laying across the window sill where she watches the birds. When she gets a little rambunctious you can find her and Zippy swatting at each other playfully. Her adoptive parents said that Zippy and Penny love to play together – including hiding from each other, jumping, chasing and batting one another’s tails.



Bradley visited the Animal League this past month to get a routine check-up. A few staff members went down to the medical center to greet Bradley and were amazed to see how much he has grown since leaving their care. Bradley definitely remembered his old friends – he jumped up to give some wet, slobbery kisses. Employee & volunteer Alice shown with Bradly here!  Once the reunion was over Bradley trotted in for his check-up. He received his annual vaccinations and was evaluated because he has recently been coughing while drinking water. Bradley will soon be evaluated by a specialist for a diagnosis.