A pile of Angelic cats

The Masonic Angel Fund is cat heaven


 Left to right - Rebel, Nicholas, Trevi, Mary and Penelope at the Orleans Masonic Angel Fund office.

Where a "cat nap" is really a cats nap

By Walter Brooks

The Masonic Angel Fund office in Orleans is a really good place to take a "cat nap", especially if you are a cat.


There are a few small problems with many cats.

Nicholas' sister, Alexandra, who is named for the late Tsarina, is far too noble to lie down with the masses.

Elderly Rebel on the far left above raised three generations of kittens including Nicholas and Penelope. 

Trevi (who is more ancient than Rebel) raised Mary from a kitten.

All are rescue cats.  Rebel weighs thirty-one pounds and has been with us since 1998.  This thirteen-year old male has raised three generations of kittens in his lifetime.

Nicholas (and his sister Alexandra) came to us as rescue strays in 2004.  They are pure bred Maine Coons that were found as "strays" and brought to the Animal Rescue League.  They were fostered by Rebel and are still quite devoted to him.

Trevi is an elderly dilute calico.  She came to us (with her late sister Allie) three years ago.  Trevi raised Mary from kittenhood, when Mary came to us as yet another rescue kitten

Penelope joined the family after Allie died in December.   She was brought to the Animal Rescue League as part of a litter saved by another rescue group.  All of the other six office cats have taken turns parenting Penelope.

The Masonic Angel Fund has helped children in distress for over ten years. In their copious free time, the MAF's volunteer staff rescues distressed cats.

See the MAF here.

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