Who Will Help Parker?
In addition to the animal-rescuing heroes at the Clifton Animal Shelter and Rosemarie's Rescure Ranch, Clifton is home to Angels of Animals, Inc., run by Amy Kozell and her Vice President, Trish Malone. “I couldn’t do it without her,” Kozell said. Their mission statement reads, “Angels of Animals, Inc. is a non-profit humane organization founded in 2005. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of homeless animals with exceptional medical needs. We have a special mission to care for animals that traditional shelters do not have the resources to save - those with neurological conditions, grave illnesses, and life-threatening injuries. Whether from the streets or an overcrowded shelter, each animal we take in receives lifesaving veterinary treatment and around-the-clock care in a loving foster home. Our volunteers also provide community education and access to spay/neuter services to reduce suffering and manage free-roaming cat populations in our neighborhoods.”
Angels of Animals is desperately seeking help from the community to cover the large $6,000 veterinary bill for one of their rescues, who needed lifesaving surgery and hospitalization. “We rescued sweet, elderly FIV+ Parker from his feral colony, where he was dying from a raging infection in his mouth. The outside life almost killed this sweet man but we stepped in just in time. His life means just as much as the most spoiled and beloved house cat, and he is just as deserving of life, comfort, and health, so we brought him to Oradell Animal Hospital and gave him what we give every single one of our rescues - our all. He is recovering beautifully in foster care and loving his safe, indoor life!”
Kozell said that Parker is a very affectionate boy who loves to purr and sit on your lap, basking in your loving attention. Once fully recovered, Parker will need a forever home. He is great with other cats and, although he is FIV+, he has no teeth and there is minimal risk of him spreading the disease to other cats as biting is the main cause of spread. FIV attacks the cat’s immune system, leaving them vulnerable to infections. It is one of the most common diseases in cats worldwide. In the absence of other traumatic illness, FIV+ cats can live a long life, comparable to their non-infected peers.
Summer is the slowest time of year for donations at Angels of Animals, Inc. but is the busiest time of year for emergency rescues, like Parker’s. Donations in any amount are greatly needed and much appreciated. 100% of your donation goes directly to the animals’ care.
You can donate HERE if you’d like to help Parker and the other animals at Angels of Animals, Inc. You can also make purchases from their Amazon Wish List to help with the daily functioning of this special rescue.
If you are interested in being a foster or adopting, go to THIS PAGE to fill out the online application. If you would like to volunteer with Angels of Animals, Inc., visit THIS PAGE and fill out the volunteer application. All potential volunteers are vetted via interview and a reference check.
To contact Angels of Animals, Inc, you can call (973) 932-0039, write to them at
PO Box 534, Clifton, NJ 07012, or send an email to Amy - Amy@angelsofanimals.org.