Mews and Nips: Miraculous Rescue in Manhattan


Our first story comes from New York City. Manhattan Cat Specialists is a feline exclusive veterinary hospital located on the Upper Westside of Manhattan. Dr. Arnold Plotnick and his dedicated staff spend their days helping cats. They save feline lives as part of their jobs, by providing cutting edge veterinary care, but it’s not often that they save a life the way they did this past week.

On Monday afternoon, they found a cat lying in the middle of 76th Street, a busy Manhattan street. Dr. Plotnick and a staff member rushed outside and brought the cat into the clinic. She appeared to be malnourished and dehydrated. Manhattan Cat Specialist’s quick thinking media specialist posted a picture of the cat on Facebook, asking if anyone knew this cat. Less than two hours later, the cat’s owner called the clinic. It turned out the cat is 24 years old!

Somehow, the cat got out of a 5th floor window, scampered down some scaffolding, and apparently exhausted herself in the process and proceeded to settle in for a nap – in the middle of 76th Street. Talk about a miracle rescue!


Our next story is a rescue story with a twist. Two cats in Ostego, Michigan allowed a baby robin to nestle in their fur as it was being cared for by their human until the little bird was big enough to be released. Life with Cats reports that Karin Caston found the little bird in her yard two weeks ago. She bought it a used birdcage, but “Peeps”  enjoyed sitting on and snuggling with two of her cats.  Visit Life with Cats for the full story and some amazing photos.


I’m always looking for ways to keep Allegra and Ruby entertained. It’s not like they’re lacking for toys, but every once in a while, I come across one that is just so cool, I have to get it for them – and leave it to Miss Moderncat Kate Benjamin to find it. Earlier this week, Kate featured the Hagen Catit Design Senses Play Circuit on Moderncat. It’s circuit training for your cat! And even though this looks like an elaborage, expensive toys, it’s available on Amazon right now for only $39.23.

Today’s video features a cat playing fetch. I don’t know what cracked me up more: the cat’s skill, the two dogs watching the action, or the third cat, who is completely uninterested. Enjoy!


Have a great weekend!

Photo sources: photo of rescued cat by Manhattan Cat Specialists, used with permission, photo of cat with bird from Life with Cat, photo of Hagen toy from Amazon.

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5 Comments on Mews and Nips: Miraculous Rescue in Manhattan

  1. Esme
    June 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm (8 years ago)

    What great stories to put a smile on my face.

  2. Chris Davis
    June 23, 2012 at 11:52 am (8 years ago)

    Ingrid, I love the story about the robin nestling into the cat’s fur – so heartwarming!

    • Ingrid
      June 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm (8 years ago)

      Isn’t it wonderful, Chris? Now why can’t humans get along like this!

    • Ingrid
      June 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm (8 years ago)

      The NYC story just blew my mind, Debbie. I’m very familiar with the Upper Westside, and just picturing that cat in the middle of 76th Street – thank God Manhattan Cat Specialists saw her!


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