An unscripted docu-series following a couple who are just as punk rock and loving as the cats
to whom they devote their lives.
What's punk rock about rescuing cats?
Kaia and Patrick Kennedy, THAT's What!
Bergen is a former celebrity publicist who has grown her career in Search Marketing and SaaS tech over the past 10 years.
In February 2020, she had a wild idea that her friend Kaia should have an unscripted reality show. Bergen and Enero were introduced and have worked as partners to concept and create Punk Rock Rescue.
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Enero J. Ray is a storyteller with several years of pre-production through post-production experience. Her experience spans the many realms of media, from the news room to film sets, documentaries and features.
In collaboration with Bergen and Kaia, she is bringing the Punk Rock Rescue story to life.
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Three women with a passion for their domain and craft needed to share a story.
All three are warriors.
All three are independent and fierce.
All three live with chronic conditions and disabilities, but have never let that define or stop them from doing what they are driven to do.
Its only natural that they came together to bring "Punk Rock Rescue" to you because, synergy is neat like that and this story composes itself in front of the camera.
It's mission is full of love and, cats, lots and lots of cats.
We would never view life on the street as an acceptable existence for humans, so why are we so quick to believe that cats don’t deserve homes?
When we save these special souls from the hunger, fear, and cold they experience outside, we find that, more often than not, it’s US who are rescued; their unconditional love for us teaches us a kind of compassion that eludes us all too often in the human realm.
NO CAT LEFT BEHIND.
Bottle Feeding Baby Chloe
Trapping is so important - its such an overwhelming endeavor. Without people there on the front lines, so many would be lost. We at Kennedy Cat Hostel do go a step further and instead of the release, we aim to socialize and adopt after the 'spa-neuter'.
Most of the trapping community might think us crazy but, we believe every cat deserves a warm and loving home.
Trapping Hiccup for his Neuter Appointment
Are our nation’s animal control institutions are far from perfect, but with ever changing hearts and minds, with emerging “best practices” guiding the vanguard, and with rescue warriors at the helm, city facilities across the country are reimagining what open-admission sheltering can and should look like.
"You need to go to school to become a vet or vet tech but in sheltering, rescue or community front line work like TNR, there is no education, you don’t go to school for that. We would love to see this change some day."
In our opinion this is one of the roles the city shelter could play it could have an official educational and licensing program.
Rescues are perceived as making money for themselves by adopting out animals. The truth is that most rescue organizations struggle year after year and often inject thousands of dollars of their own money to keep the rescue going and to save the next animal that needs help.
Kennedy Cat Hostel selflessly puts the needs of the animal above their own, knowing in their heart that it’s the right thing and if they don’t save this animal, it’s possible nobody will.
Most of the income is procured from fundraising and donations plus supplies from food bank visits and supporters of the rescue.
The Everlasting Stack of Vet Bills
With my physical abilities disappearing by the year, it's a reality for me that I might not be able to do everything that I'm currently able to do soon, but, I will never walk away from it ever.
As the pain gets worse, the strength gets less. I’m angry about it, so thats absolutely why I have go to do everything I possibly can right freaking now before i lose anymore of it. And when that happens? I will fundraise for the people who can still do it and I will do everything in my power to raise awareness for it.
Animal advocacy, there is nothing more important.
Best friends, partners in crime, partners in life, partners in mortgages and messiness and marriage and mayhem, by each other's side through thick and thin and everything this mad mad world ever has thrown at them. the Kaia and Patrick's relationship is strong and balanced in love for all things feline and human.
These segments will focus primarily on the way other countries care for and respect their 'street cat' communities, with extra special attention on the incredible humans who protect and take care of their 'wards'
Additionally we will highlight the local, downstate, and tristate destinations. Kennedy Cat Hostel goes to where cats are in need, almost always regardless of the location. An 'underground cat network' of volunteers are always at the ready to help transport and foster.
Potential international destinations to feature on the PRR Road Trip Segments:
The Cadaques Cats
The Montjuïc Cemetery Cats
The Hemingway Island Cats
Aoshima, AKA Cat Island
Street Cat in CDMX
This is the Extended Remix :)
Featuring some of the episodic themes and relationships that will be presented in the full series.
As we seek out investors and platforms on which to stream this very important and powerful docu-series, please feel free to donate to the Kennedy Cat Hostel while you wait. Be sure to leave your name and a note and we'll be sure to add you to Special Thanks in credits :)
We Love You!
The Punk Rock Rescue Team
Your generous contributions to Punk Rock Rescue enable the Kennedy Cat Hostel to continue their mission of fostering amazing felines, so they can find their forever homes.
THANK YOU for your donations to support. MEOW!
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"It's heart wrenching to say goodbye, and what kind of people would we be if we didn't feel that. What we have to remember is that they aren’t ours to love forever. We are conduits, that is why we were chosen for this work. It is our job to take these animals in, and sort them out and love them as long as the day, get them ready, interview family after family and send them along to the place they belong forever...their forever family is out there and its my job to help them become ready to join that family and to be sure that family is worthy of them."
The Kennedy Cat Hostel embraces all cats, the wayward, the rebels, the quirky, and the unloved, enabling these spirited felines to MEOW ON through foster and adoption.