(photo credit: The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals i)
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Israel has launched a
Rosh Hashana adoption drive for animals that have been recently rescued and are
waiting for homes.
The animals include a small kitten trapped in a wooden
stump on a school yard in north Tel Aviv. Pupils who heard the kitten’s distress
calls found the animal and contacted the society, which arranged for its
The two-month-old kitten has since fully recovered, is “very
friendly” and looking for a warm home, society spokeswoman Ruth Rubinstein
A second kitten was recently found hiding on railway tracks at the
Hashalom train station in Tel Aviv. Israel Railways temporarily halted train
traffic to allow for the kitten to be rescued by a Society volunteer, to the
applause of passengers on the platform.
The three-month-old kitten is
described as being very friendly.
The society also has a mongrel with a
broken leg who had been abandoned by its owner and was found wondering
streets of Tel Aviv.
After being taken in by the society, a vet said the
leg could not be repaired through surgery.
“We then contacted a
world-famous orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Yonanat Sheni, who examined the dog
the leg could be healed, but only through a highly expensive surgery.
Society paid the cost of the surgery,” Rubinstein said.
The surgery has
been delayed temporarily, as the dog is suffering from a blood-clotting
which is being treated.
The society has asked members of the public
interested in adopting these or other animals to contact it at 052-