Clinton Hill

Emily Gaynor & Sophie Anne

I’ve had cats my whole life, beginning with one my mom had in LA who ran away because I was born. I really have never not lived with cats, except for during college and then right after. I once got a rabbit from a woman in Union Square thinking that it’d fill the void of […]

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Bushwick

Mallory Heyer, Sinopa & Tesla

During my junior year of college, my roommate and I had such a bad mouse problem that I started calling the mice my other roommates. My human roommate and I went to the animal shelter because they had a BOGO on cats that day. How could we resist? I saw Sinopa in her little box […]

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Flatbush

Jasmine Anokye & Figgaro

My role as a cat lady began when I was around 3 years old. My childhood was spent living in Ghana with my GrandMama. Mama, my first introduction to the power of women, had a cat named Josephine. Striped with orange, white and black, Josephine had three legs and bright green eyes. I loved Josephine! […]

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Prospect Heights

Katie Knecht & Margot

I was born and raised in western Kentucky, where I was always surrounded by animals—we had a dog and at least two cats at all times when I was growing up, and my grandparents had horses and goats on their little farm. I’ve always felt a connection with animals that is much more difficult for […]

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Bed-Stuy

Vero Romero & Choi

My partner Jeff and I had just moved in together and were fantasizing about adopting a cat, but we didn’t feel quite ready yet as we were still getting acquainted with our new space and living together. While browsing adoption sites and craigslist purely out of curiosity, we stumbled onto a post about Choi and […]

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Williamsburg

Joyce Lee & Panda

  I’ve always loved animals, but never had a cat growing up. One time when I was a child, we found a neighborhood cat roaming around in our garden and I had the idea to “keep it” in our garage. The cat stayed in there with me for a few hours until my parents opened […]

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Washington DC

Kate Bahn & Brisco

I got Brisco and his late brother, Bowler, in September 2006, when I was fresh out of college and excited to finally be an “adult” with responsibilities, like having my own pets. I’d lived with cats my whole life, but having my own gave that connection a whole new meaning. Brisco and Bowler had been […]

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Bed-Stuy

Ariela Gittlen, Uni Littlejoy & Chloe Zola Volcano

 My husband adopted Uni and Chloe from Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition about six years before we met, when they were just tiny tiger kittens. Like any good single parent he made it abundantly clear, even before our first date, that the cats were part of the package. His Tinder profile announced that he was […]

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Washington DC

Brie Statham, Charlie, Louis & Pigeon

Charlie was my very first pet. I didn’t really have much of an opinion on cats at the time, besides knowing that my mom was terrified of them, but I had always found them to be interesting animals. I rescued Charlie from the Detroit Humane Society when she was six months old. I went in […]

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