Saturday, April 7, 2012

Come Meet Dezi!

Dezi, our adorable and playful little tabby gentleman, wants to meet YOU! Come visit him on Sunday, April 15, from 2:00-4:00 pm at Pet Supplies Plus, 630 Fellsway/Route 28, on the Medford/Malden line (

Dezi is fun, energetic, and very good with other cats. This little dynamo very much wants a home to call his own. Hear from him directly how much fun he can be. Come visit!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Double the Fun

Everybody's talking about Calliope's two newest cats. Or, at least, they should be! Dezi and Jamaica are letting their true natures shine through a little more every day, and what a delightful thing to see. Although a little overwhelmed by the number of cats at their first shelter, these two play maniacs are blossoming in their new quieter foster home. Their profiles were written soon after they arrived, so keep checking the blog for updates.

Dezi clearly enjoys human companionship, always greeting his foster mom at the door when she comes in. Even with those extra-large eyes of his still half closed from sleep, he jumps down off his favorite spot on the couch to run over for some head rubs. Onto his side and back he rolls, casting an eye upward at his mom as if to say, "How much plainer do I need to make this for you?" Although not currently a lap cat, this diminutive fellow shows his affection in other ways. It is impossible not to give all that love right back to this cutie. And his antics while chasing and pouncing and batting his toys are beyond cute. He would love a home where others enjoy playing as much as he does.

In the six weeks since Jamaica first moved to her foster home, she has transformed from a terrified, shutdown cat who hid at every opportunity to one who now shows interest in everything around her. She carefully watches Dezi and follows his lead more and more, for instance, by rolling over to greet her foster mom. She plays with great gusto and clearly knows when to expect the wand toys to appear from under the blanket. Very little spooks her anymore, as she lies quietly watching her foster mom move around the room without as much as a twitch of the tail. Jamaica still backs away from being petted, but she eagerly eats treats from her mom's hand or from a spot next to her leg on the couch. This beautiful cat's trust in humans in coming back. A special adopter who lets her continue bonding at her own speed will bring this former terrified stray the rest of the way.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Help us help homeless animals!

Calliope Rescue improved the lives of a lot of homeless animals in 2011! Like our animal friends, though, we don’t believe in living in the past. We’re digging into what we can do in 2012—and how we can get you to join us! Imagine how many more animals we could help this coming year with you on the Calliope compassion team.

You can do more than you realize. Calliope saves one animal at a time, through one small action at a time. These small actions, when put together, transform lives—the animals’ and the volunteers’.

The homeless animal problem, when viewed in total, can feel overwhelming. But when viewed through the lens of small individual actions, the problem is shrunk down to a single manageable task: Get one more animal off the street or out of an abusive situation and into a foster home. Next task: Restore the foster’s health and spirit. Next: Match the foster with the ideal permanent home. Last: Repeat.

We desperately need foster homes so that we can stop one more animal’s suffering. For a frightened homeless cat living with no food and with frostbitten ears and feet, each day must feel like an eternity. If you are able to open your heart and your home to her, by tomorrow, she could be warm and well fed for the first time in weeks.

Please join us, no matter what small action you can offer. Each and every volunteer makes a difference. Visit our main website for more information about fostering and volunteering. Also check out Starlight’s Corner, a blog where you’ll read how Calliope has changed the lives of foster cats and parents.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Are you looking for a Sirius relationship?

We have two new cats who need your help!

Sirius and Emmett are the only survivors of a homeless cat colony in Lowell. Their family was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident. With your help, we will find new families to love and care for them.

Sirius (above) is Emmett's father and is FIV positive. He has spent the last couple years living on the cold streets after being abandoned by his previous owners. Sirius is looking for love and wants an exclusive relationship. He doesn't want to share your love with any other cats. He is currently in foster care, while he waits to find his forever home.

Emmett is a hopeless romantic and loves people and other cats. He still needs a foster home so please consider allowing Emmett to join your family. He doesn't need much space, just a sunny spot in the window. He is FIV negative.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Who is Calliope Rescue and what do we do? By way of our press release we'll introduce ourselves and tell you a little about us. We hope to keep you posted about our activities - our successes as well as our more challenging moments. We are a small group of individuals who feel strongly about humane treatment for all animals and network with others to help animals in need.

Calliope Rescue, Inc.
Foster Home based in Boston and Shrewsbury
Mailing Address: PO Box 224, Brookline, MA 02446


Cupid is coming early this year. We want to find your perfect pet match.

Calliope Rescue’s goal is to match an animal with a permanent family; enhancing both of their lives. As a non-profit organization we rely on volunteers, empowering them to be an integral part of fulfilling our mission. We pledge to inspire the community to show kindness towards all animals.

“I want to make a difference in the lives of abandoned, homeless, and neglected animals; to facilitate their rehabilitation, physically and emotionally,” says Brenda Weinstein, Co-founder. “I want to be their voice and to promote our philosophy of kindness for all animals.”

We're in tough economic times, but as kids start to ask for pets, maybe parents will consider fostering or adopting, when they realize there are four to six thousand animal shelters and rescue groups in the United States and six to eight million homeless cats and dogs. Of that number, approximately half are euthanized. “I needed to be an active part in reducing these horrible statistics,” says Claudia Bruno, president. “My vision for Calliope Rescue is to bring people together in changing these numbers and making a difference in our society."

More than ever people need to be rescued just as much as animals. We hear about families in need of a pet-friendly shelter after a home foreclosure and dogs being rescued by soldiers in war torn countries. Sometimes this kindness comes from so far away it doesn’t seem obtainable. This is why Calliope Rescue is working locally to bring people and animals together in unforgettable partnerships.

Calliope Rescue has seen firsthand that if you give people and animals stepping stones for kindness and compassion they will leap bounds to get to each other. A Massachusetts resident, Lisa, says of the experience, "As an animal foster parent I stop the suffering. I witness wounded bodies and souls begin to heal. I instill hope. By doing that, I heal myself."

As a non-profit rescue organization we are looking for quality foster parents who have the time and space for a short-term or long-term visitor. “We want to find the perfect match for all ages and people, from seniors for seniors, kittens for nesters and party animals for college students,” says Brenda Weinstein. “If there is a warm heart and open room out there we will make sure that a lasting friendship is made.”

Calliope animals are not looking for a hand out. They are looking for companionship in a loving home. We rely on dedicated foster parents who can provide food, litter, toys, a home and lots of love. The ultimate goal is to make a match so that a home is found and a lifetime friendship is made. We know that once our tails get through the door the rest is history!

Calliope Rescue helps abandoned, hard luck and dire animals in need of medical help, TLC and shelter. A cat that needs all of its teeth removed? No problem. A senior animal who's lost her home? They’ll find her the perfect family. Their kindness knows no boundaries. With your donations, they can help even more animals that are often overlooked by other organizations.

We won’t shut the door on any animal. Sick or injured animals have vet bills paid in full to get them back into shape. We work with rescuers on the frontline to spay and neuter homeless cats, provide vaccines and veterinary care, and find foster placement whenever possible. Each foster home match allows more animals to be rescued from dire situations. Abandoned, neglected, abused and homeless animals need our help and we pledge not to let them down.

Stay tuned for more entries!