A young boy and his pet dog walk across the street, and suddenly, they realize they’re not in their home city.
They turn around, and they’re no longer in the neighborhood, and their parents have no idea what to do with them.
The parents must figure out how to reunite them.
“We just wanted to find a home for them, and the only place they could find a new home was a shelter,” says Rosie Animal Crossing Animal Crossing Petting Zoo founder and director, Amy C. Schulman.
“We knew that the shelters were closing, but we didn’t know that this was going to happen.”
Cats are a special case, Schulmann explains, because of their long-term emotional and social distance.
“If they’ve been in your house for 10 years and you’re still there, they may not have the ability to bond with you,” she says.
“You have to teach them to bond.”
In her own life, Schuler also has cats, and she’s working on a book about cats called Cats, Caring Cats.
“I have this feeling that cats are the ones who can teach me what it’s like to be a cat,” Schulmans says.
Caring Cat: How to Raise a Cat in the Most Reliable Way.
Schulman is the founder and executive director of Caring Animal Crossing, an animal shelter that provides foster care for kittens and puppies.
Her organization, like many other animal shelters, caters to the homeless and homeless pets, and is a hub for people seeking help in the rescue of abandoned animals.
“If we can help the cat, it’s better for us,” she said.
“And so, I thought it would be good to share my story and to share it with people who might be in a similar situation.”
Schulmans has two cats, a rescue mix named Cat, and a pit bull, who she says is an emotional, loving companion.
“He was always very sweet, always very kind, and he would make me smile when I met him, and I love him,” she remembers.
Schuler has a very specific type of cat, a golden retriever named Babs.
She has a photo of the two of them together, and it is one of the most touching images she has ever taken.
“I have always felt that Babs has been a kind of surrogate mom to Babs,” Schuler says.
“She’s not just a mom; she’s a surrogate mother.
She takes her first steps, she walks Babs down the street with him, she’s there for him when he needs her, she loves him,” Schulsmans says of her golden retrieva.
Schuler had the idea for the shelter after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and unable to have a hysterectomy.
She says she didn’t want to leave her cats at home.
She wanted to give them something to care for, something to do, something they could count on, something that they could keep in their house.
SchULMAN’S HISTORYAs a child, Schulsman was diagnosed at age 9 with an incurable form of breast cancer, and her mother, Diane, a social worker, couldn’t afford to care.
At the age of 11, Schullmans mother passed away from ovarian cancer.
“My mom was in a wheelchair, and my father didn’t have much money,” Schullman says.
Schulsman spent most of her time caring for Schul-mans father, who had terminal cancer.
Her mother died at age 46, and Schulings father, now 62, passed away at age 74.
She said it was difficult to care, but she wanted to make sure the children had a stable home.
Schullmans parents had to move out, but Schulions mother kept in touch with Schulshem and her two younger sisters.
Schulzman is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Her master’s degree was in biology, but her doctorate was in veterinary medicine.
She worked as a veterinary technician for about two years, and after her veterinary school experience, she joined the staff of the Animal Crossing Cat Rescue.
Schuli-mans mother died when Schulhers was about 11 years old.
Schulders older sister, Lisa, was the first to adopt Schuls cats, but Lisa says she and Schulz-mans oldest sister, Linda, would often stay home with Schuli- mans cats and dogs.
“Lisa always loved animals,” Schulzman says, “and we would always spend time with them and take them to the park and to the beach and just spend time together.”
Lisa says Schulher’s first cat was named Kitty, and that she and her sister have several other cats as well.
Schulu-mans older sister says Schuli was a good dog, and when Schuli had kittens, Schuli would give them toys and treats,