KIDS KORNER NEWS:
THANKS for joining us 2001/02/03/04/05/06/07/08/09/10
for our annual waterfront cleanups
You helped us remove and record the items we found on the beach area.
Below is a list of time it takes for certain items to biodegrade.(Rot into Dirt)
How Long Will These Stay in Our Waterways?
Paper Products 2-6 Weeks
Fruits & Vegetables 2-6 Weeks
Waxed Milk Carton 3 Months
Cotton Rope 3-14 Months
Plywood 1-3 Years
Cigarette Butts 1-5 Years
Wool Socks 1-5 Years
Plastic Bag 10-20 Years
Plastic Film Canister 20-30 Years
Nylon Fabric 30-40 Years
Leather 50 Years
Foam Plastic Cups and Take-Out Containers 50 Years
Tin Cans 50 Years
Rubber Boot Soles 50-80 Years
Foam Plastic Buoys 80 Years
Aluminum Cans 80-200 Years
Disposal Diapers 450 Years
Plastic Beverage Bottles 450 Years
Fishing Line 600 Years
Glass Bottles & Jars
Photo-degradable Beverage Holder* 6 Months
This year we had a decrease in events due to the construction of the Synthetic field/comfort station and water front node.
April 150 Millenium Art Students / various tasks
May 45 Scanlan volunteers / tree stewardship
June 45 Scanlan students / (It's My park Day) waterfront cleanup
Sept. 12 cancelled 50 scanlan students (rain) Oct 2nd re scheduled
Sept. 19th Build on 100 Students
These are all wonderful assets to the park and we look foward to an even larger volunteer effort next year with the comfort station.
We hope to some day have a pavillion that would protect us in our events that are mostly rain or shine.
It was been a Great season at Ferry Point Park 2008-2009
as of Nov. 8th we had over 600 volunteers helping us improve the Park. Thank You for your help volunteers.
From Nov. to August we have had over 250 volunteers
we still have Sept. and Oct. events to add in.
We hope to be able to offer you shelter, a comfort station, and better snacks and beverages for the coming year.
Stray Cats recently observed:
recued from street drain August 3 2009
As of Jan. 2009
all cats are fixed:
Mamma Kat=F (deceased)
Nikki Guinea Pig
Tipsy Suffered huge cuts on neck and back but lived
All are fixed, licensed and shots:
All have adopted homes
Bugsey, Keebler, Bonnie, Clyde, Thelma, Louise, Dolly, Pixie, Wendy, Princess, Bella, Destiny, Jesse, James.
Dec. 2nd... Good bye to Hop along
We took in a 10 year old Chiwawa that needed a quick home or would be euthanized.
Although all our pets are fixed, we ended up with 4 puppies from this rescued dog...
The puppies already have adoptive homes available, we are just being very picky as to who will be able to keep them safe, happy and healthy for their lifetime.
2008: The good news is we don't have any pregnant Cats anymore due to our successful TNR Trap Neuter and Return.
The Bad news is there are 5 people asking for our smart, affectionate kittens.
2009: Angora Black and white mom "Beauty" came to Brush Ave. Pregnant. She had her kittens behind th egarage, we made them comfortable in the green house so we could tame them neuter them and find homes.
The Mom cat got hit by a car...Keebler took over the kittens although they did not need milk.
Maria Meli took one for her daughter, then one for her nephew, then one for a play partner for the other. Sals friend at work took one. Thank you guys for taking these really nice extra toed kittens.
To play games, learn about animals click this link
We taught 4 baby raccoons that
lost their mom how to lick instead
of suck so they can survive in the wild.
Priscilla and Jerrica have no kittens left for adoption
Oreos daughter/ Black angora "Showoff" Feral Dad.... "choc. chip" has been adopted by Marie....her named is changed to "Misty". She could not be spayed until she gets over her Small upper respiratory infection....3 more weeks
June, 06 Misty was spayed and now will stay home in the safety of her new family instead of wanting to run in the streets.
May 07 Scolio just went to get spayed and she had a lot of cysts on her ovaries. She is recouping with her brother Phantom who got neutered.
Oct.. 2006 Keeblers Dog family got all new cages, sleep pillows and blankies...they are enjoying them....
Nov. 2006 Keeblers Cat Family got all new cages, litter boxes, sleep pillows and blankies...they don't like being caged at night, but they are much safer.
Dec. 2006 Bella the only puppy from the Brown Chiwawa and Elys male crossed Brush Ave. and was picked up by strangers.... Dotti and Prissilla looked all over but found out later that the puppy was seen being picked up near the driveway to Pro Foods. If anyone reading this has the puppy, it belongs the the basement apt. at 712 Brush Ave.
Jan. 2007 there are posters up on the electrical poles in front of HO PENN for a lost water spaniel...brown and grey spoted with droopy ears....the phone number is on the flyer if you spot the dog call them....
Jan. 2007 New black cat sited with angora tail, green eyes?....no collar will try to see if it has a home of if it is abandoned....
Jan. 2007 Sitings of Black Cat, yellow eyes? white on forhead, bib on neck, white feet? white whiskers. Dirty white cat, grey on head no collar...one yel. one blue eye...used to frequent 515 Brush now down around Senger.
young black and white mother that stayed near Otto's is gone?
March 2 2007 Bonnie got her tooth stuck in her sisters metal buckle on her collar and broke her bottom tooth when trying to get in out...shes ok now that she has rested with her little sister in the laundry room fo a few days...she will be going to the Doggie Dentist to have it removed if it does not come out by itself soon.
Bugsey twisted his ankle on the ice and is wearing and ace bandage to support it while it rests.
ONE OF THE PET SQUIRRELS HAS BEEN COMING TO GET NUTS "TIPSEY".
China the really nice white pitbull was play fighting with her family and went wacko and bit Jerrica on the leg. Jerrica had to go with an ambulance to the hospital.
April...Jerrica got 10? stitches and is fine now....China is also fine
Sonar is now in heat...she will get fixed soon...she is in a kennel for now, not to thrilled
Keebler decided to make milk again, she is making Phantom who is now grown, drink the milk....he is not thrilled with her controlling mama ways while he is a teenager already. Keebler is in her kennel for now til we schedule her to get fixed.
Sky who had the scary virus that turned his blood brown....is doing fine except he seems a little weak compared to the others...
We had some of the bad food, but only 10 cans were eaten mixed with other good food so the animals are fine....
There are a few new strays? around...all males from what we can tell
shy black shorthair/gone
shy black long hair/dead
shy black and white short hair/missing
aggressive striped tan/orange with blue collar/gone
aggressive solid grey and white/gone
aggressive striped gray and white (now has broken leg)/"hop-along"not agressive, a regular now
July20,2007 all the animals are doing well, the black squirrel who I call "Bugger" has had two babies who came out of nest and are now looking for nuts...one is grey with white belly and one is brown/black...they are very funny to watch as they play
Don't be afraid if "Bugger" Stares at you, she is hoping you will throw her a piece of bread, or peanuts...she was raised by humans as a baby so she is not very afraid of you....she will not jump on you, she could bite your hand by accident if it smells like food, so let go of the bread or peanut....or keep your hand open with the nut in the middle
The grey striped and white cat"aqua eyes, Hop a-long" has been losing weight as he tries to heal a broken arm. 2008, arm seems to be much better, gaining weight back
REMEMBER YOUR PETS ARE ANIMALS THEY DO NOT KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG ALL THE TIME....BE CAREFUL!!! DON'T HURT THEM OR PRETEND TO HURT THEM.....
THEY MIGHT HURT YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE.......
Check out this site that we really like http://www.nahee.org
Or research your favorite animal at www.enature.com
Great Dog Supplies at www.dog.com
WILD LIFE FROM AREA
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LEARN ABOUT BIRDS
Swans Near Lehman High School
Ferry Point Park 5 Swans
SNOWY PLOVER ? SPECKLED IN MAY ? 2006 .....GREY IN SEPT. 2006
Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk/ One year old...2005
Waiting for shot of the Snowy Owl
Blue Claw Crab (dead) 2006
Racoons, Opposum, Skunk, Squirrels of course....
Feral (Wild) Cats....
FUR FINS & FEATHERS GROUP
40 Opposums, 11 Raccoons
relocated due to habitat destruction
(road kill) on streets from Lafayette to Schley.
2005 3 RACCOONS/ 4 SKUNK/ 2 OPPOSUM
2006 3 RACOONS/ 6 SKUNK/ 2 OPOSSUM
2007 3 RACOONS/ 5 SKUNK/ 0 OPPOSSUM
2008 0 RACOON/ 5 SKUNK/ 0 OPPOSUM
2 BLACK BABY SQUIRRELS WERE FOUND BY CATS AFTER THEIR MOM WAS KILLED BY CAR. WE RAISED THEM ON KITTEN MILK & VEGGIES, UNTIL THEY COULD CRACK AND HIDE NUTS...THEN INTRODUCED THEM TO THE WILD...THE NASTY ONE (TIPSY) WAS SUCCESSFUL, THE NICE FUNNY ONE (SASSY) WAS EATEN BY RACCOONS?
update...Tipsy gave birth to 3 black and 1 or 2 grey squirrels this season.
There are 9 that come for breakfast/Lunch and dinner
there are 3 greys that stay near 712/716
FALL 2007 WE CUT THE MULBERRY TREE FROM IN FRONT OF 724.
WE PURCHASED 3 RECYCLED TIRE HOMES FOR THE SQUIRRELS DE TO HABITAT DISTRUCTION.
THEY ARE DOING FINE.
For information and correspondance with REAL squirrel enthusiasts check out....
KEEBLER MAKES HER DEBUT IN THE DAILY NEWS
SEPT, 16 2008
Feral, orphaned and stray animals find new homes, get neutered or spayed.
Keeblers Kitty Korner...Where a Chiwawa Mom finds love and milk for many orphaned kittens...
Update, Keebler just produced milk for crying human baby that just moved in to Rohr Place homes. She let the cats have it.
Litter of 4 (2 Female 2Male) Flash, Sky and Igilo as babies after mother cat was hit by car. She is still alive but could not take care of this litter with her injuries. We bottle fed them until Keebler made milk for them ( Rusty is hiding under Keebler)
4 size cats
Now they are Grown and Females Spayed, Males are neutered.
Litter of 5 (2 Female 3 Males) photos missing
2 females spayed 1 adopted except Baby Face.
Baby face is a great girl, she eats anything and waits outside of whatever yard Dotti is for her to return.
Ice Cream Man took 2 Males 1orange 1stripe
the orange he kept but the neighbors wanted him so bad he came back and got a stripe for them.
Deli Man 1 Male
Plasterer Lady I Female Orange
Litter of 6 (5 Female 1 Male) orange one missing in photo
Snowy (white) was adopted by a Piano Teacher (Rose)
He is spoiled terribly and has celebrated his 1st birthday. He just travelled to N. Carolina for a vacation where he met with his "cousin" and had a great time.
Lady II (orange) was adopted by a Plasterer at Sals Job who adopted Lady I
Streak went to a Deli owner and is getting fat
Frick & Frack (stripes) went to Trinity Baptist where they are living together with children to love them.
Calm (stripes) went to Archie and Lori (Lori is in a wheelchair and has taught "baby" how to fetch things for her) They visit on Fourth of July
KrazyKat went to Juice Bar Store owner.
This is the latest Litter 0f 4 /only 3 survived from a young cat that had them during a Hurricane in a mud puddle....
Snowy & Calm, with cousins...Phantom, Sonar and Felix Phanthom
Congratulations Mama Cat was finally spayed...Oct.2006
now we only have the Black & White Mom, the new black angora and the Cats on Wenner to worry about
The wild Feral Males have been relocated to 2 farms to hunt mice:
BumKat (alias Crackhead) father of most litters in area...
UPDATE AS OF 10/30/06
Today Felix (Black & white) went to Beauty Parlour owner
That leaves only Phantom and Sonar (Black & white)
Nov, 3 Snowy, Igiloo and Rusty were neutered
Nov. 6 Rusty showed signs of being sick, appointment at 7pm
Rusty was meowing to leave cage...let out and now cannot be found
Sky is showing signs of sickness...brought in to Rustys appointment, 105 fever, antibiotics, quaranteened for 3 weeks, better now.
Still no sight of Rusty...must have crawled up some where to die.
Jan. still no sign of rusty or his body.
2008 never found Rusty
Snowy's Mom (Dolly Piano) dropped him off for 2 days to be brought in for neutering...he was not very happy but Igiloo and Rusty took it much better.
Keeblers Dog Family Bonnie & Clyde with Pixie
Dad (Bugsey) in Dottis arms "YorkiePoo"
Left to right ( Wendy, Pixie, Keebler "Chiwawa", Clyde, Bonnie, Dolly ) "YorkiPooChi's"
Clyde in basket, White Bonnie, Brown Wendy, Brown & white Keebler, Black & white Dolly, Pixie has her shirt on.
"Yorkie Poo Chi's" Yorkshire Terrier, Poodle & Chiwawa Mix.
In Memory of "LUCKY"
ABANDONED IN THE STREET LUCKY CAME TO US FROM A FISHERMAN IN FERRY POINT WHO HAD TRIED TO KEEP HIM IN HIS APARTMENT BUT COULD NOT HANDLE SUCH A BIG ACTIVE DOG. LUCKY SPENT 12 YEARS WITH US, HE WAS A REALLY NICE DOG.THE VET TREATED HIM BUT SAID HE WAS DIEING OF OLD AGE (LIVER FAILURE).
Jacky Rabbit Nikki Guinea Pig
Dotti's Garden is a delight to visit...give her a call in June/July for a peek.
"Rusty" Keeblers adopted grown kitten checking out Goldfish
(Rusty was poisoned in 2007)
Catherines Front Garden