Ark Animal Sanctuary – Week of February 16, 2022


Last month we received many phone calls from cats needing help. One of these cats is Nick, who lived outside in sub-zero temperatures. He was fed by a very nice person who really cared about him.

Last month we received many phone calls from cats needing help. One of these cats is Nick, who lived outside in sub-zero temperatures. He was fed by a very nice person who really cared about him.

He came to her house every day without fail for food. Once he ate, we don’t really know where he went to take refuge. It was clear that Nick needed medical attention. His ears were half gone from frostbite and his head had very bad sores just below his ears.

A trap was set, but Nick was smart and wouldn’t get in. After a few weeks he finally decided he wanted enough food and went in. The door closed and Nick was saved. Shortly after, he was brought to the Ark. We anticipated his arrival and prepared a crate for him. For the first time in who knows how long Nick was where it was warm and safe.

Nick doesn’t realize yet that we are trying to help him and that his life is about to get better. It’s OK. We are very patient and will do whatever we need to help Nick.

Another cat is Ellie Mae. One morning it was minus 27 and Ellie Mae decided to seek help from a home. She sat in the doorway for hours crying to get in. The lady fed it and she wolfed it down. We were called for help, we agreed to take him. Ellie Mae is very nice and should never have been outside in this kind of cold. Unfortunately, no one ever came to claim Ellie Mae. We are told her owner moved out and left her behind. She is now at the Sanctuary where she will be well cared for.

With these cold winter temperatures, no cats or dogs should be left outside. They need food and shelter. They need responsible owners to watch over them. When you go outside and it’s too cold for you to stay outside, remember that your pet is cold too, bring him inside!

Thank you for your continued support and, as always, thank you for reading our column.

The Ark Animal Sanctuary is located at 101 Old Woodstock Road. To contact Lorraine Monfils, call 207-532-7387 or check out their Facebook page.

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