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Review for Aslan's Cats Inc, Verbank, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After moving to Brooklyn, i was introduced to an abandoned, but majestic male cat named Fluffy by a neighbor. Fluffy was in bad shape. He walked feebly, and had copious amounts of discharge coming from his eyes. A posse of feeders, left him living in a delapidated, crumbling building, in freezing temperatures, without vet care. I trapped and rescued him with the promise from one of the feeders, a neighbor, that she would adopt him. After bringing him to my vet, and finding out that Fluffy was in late stage FIV, my neighbor no longer wanted him. I was devestated, as my cats are negative and I could not risk exposing them in good conscience. I had heard that an old friend, Sabrina Boudot Hansen, from my days in theater that I hadn't spoken to in years had started a sanctuary for Luekemia and FIV positive cats. I called her, praying that she would accept him. To my relief, Sabrina called back immediately, stating she would make room for Fluffy. A week later I saw a video of Fluffy's in his new home. Fluffy was in what may best be described as an Austin Power's bachelor pad complete with his own hammock and an electric fireplace warming him. There were changing colored lights and music playing, (Sabrina informed me later this was to keep the cats stimulated when she or the staff were not playing with or cuddling the feline residents!), and I saw Fluffy had already made friends with two other FIV positive felines! I had known Sabrina never did anything without %100 commitment from my days in the conservatory with her. I knew she had been in a Tony nominated play shortly after graduating, but later learned that after moving to Los Angeles and being given the ultimatum from her then husband;"It's me-or the cats! Your cats go!", that Sabrina, on limited funds, rented a separate apartment for her beloved cats. Sabrina presently is in a happy marriage, and dedicates her time to raising funds for her sanctuary. Sabrina keeps a low profile, but is a hands on founder. The cats at Aslan's Cats, are Sabrina's special needs children. Aslan's Cats is a Shangri-La for sickly, and once unwanted cats. It is truly a magical place. I am so happy for Fluffy. He is now happy, warm, safe, loved, and getting the intensive, ongoing medical care he needs. A big thank you to Aslan's Cats!

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aslans-cats (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you kindly for this lovely review. We are so very touched and deeply appreciative.