Esmeralda was found feebly crying for help with all the will to live that she had left by a kindly cat-lover who followed her weakening cries through the tall grasses at the side of the highway.  That is probably where Esmeralda was dropped by her "family" from their car and she was too afraid to leave. She was emaciated and dehydrated and her claws were almost growing into her pads. The kindly cat-lover, like so many cat-lovers, already had many cats and couldn't keep one more, but nevertheless she rushed Esmeralda to her vet and then asked AAS if we could pay the bill.  We said Yes, of course; that is what we do when we have the funds to say yes.

Esmeralda is recovering nicely and will do even better in a home where all her needs are lovingly taken care of for the rest of her life. Apply here to adopt Esmeralda.


There has been such a flood of appeals for help this year that we may not be able to reply very quickly or at all to more appeals.  AAS is now so well-known for its experience in all animal welfare and rescue matters that we are asked for advice and help from all over BC, Canada, the U.S. and the world.  For years I have answered each and every appeal with detailed advice that I have learned from 20 years of rescue and advocacy. Our high standards are well-known to the public, that is why we are so often asked for help and advice.
We are currently working on so many projects that I am sorry to have to tell you that we may not be able to help you with your rescue and/or your personal bills

Judy Stone

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