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New York-based surrender prevention program can make it anywhere

The rabbi had a problem with Othello.

Othello is one of his cats, who lives in the Brooklyn brownstone the rabbi shares with his family and three other neutered adopted cats who had started bullying Othello.

In response, Othello had begun to isolate himself from the others and act aloof toward his human family. He took to spraying around the home, and the family members lost patience as they found urine on their furniture, clothes, and walls. A medical exam and bloodwork revealed no medical problem. A veterinarian prescribed Prozac, but Othello, declining to join that nation, refused to take the pills.

At wit’s end and in danger of getting rid of Othello, the man contacted Pets for Life NYC (PFLNYC), a New York City-based animal surrender prevention program that in 2009 became part of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

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