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The Secret Thoughts of Pets

Oreo’s Story

March 13, 2018

I first noticed Oreo in June 2017 in the Ulster County SPCA’s sick room, quietly sitting in her cage, head down and drooling a bit. She was around 10 years old, healthy on arrival at the shelter, but over time she developed illnesses. Sweet and listless, Oreo’s appetite was poor. Her mouth, with its sores,…

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Gandalf, adopted from the UCSPCA in November 2011. Photo by Justin Schmidt

Gandalf

January 28, 2018

Out of the Darkness I adopted Gandalf in 2011 from the Ulster County SPCA. He was rescued along with 32 other cats by the shelter’s Humane Law officers and shelter staff from an abandoned house in Plattekill, southern Ulster County, with interior walls that were slick with mold and every surface clotted with filth. Those…

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