Portland

Stephanie Buer & Matilda

I have loved cats my entire life. I had my first kitten when I was about 3 years old, I named him puffy. I can’t remember a time in my life when there was not a significant cat friend by my side. I got Lucy and Matilda just after I graduated from Art College, in […]

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Downtown Brooklyn

Lizz Hill Wiker, Prince & Stevie

My husband and I made the decision not to have children. Instead, we found ourselves wanting to adopt a pet and since we both grew up with cats, we decided that would be a good fit for us. We talked off and on for a couple of years, never really landing on the right time, […]

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Portland

Molly Douglas & Margot

  Margot and I are definitely two peas in a pod – we’re both fairly introverted, gentle, and very independent, but all we really want is love and attention (astrologically, we are both Aries, so that might explain it). Before I got Margot, I don’t think I believed that a cat (at least a cat […]

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Portland

Vanessa Nemec & Gatsby

I adopted Gatsby when he was just a month or so old. A friend of mine gave him to me after finding a litter of kittens in his yard. When he delivered Gatsby to me, he pulled this tiny furry creature right out of his sweatshirt pocket and into my hands. He was the cutest […]

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Williamsburg

KrisAnne Madaus, Dmitry & Vivian

Dmitry (Meech) and Vivian are both rescues from the Wisconsin Humane Society. Meech’s previous family surrendered him because they were moving, but he, Vivian and I journeyed as a happy trine from Wisconsin to New York so that I could attend grad school. 15 hours in a rental car with no problem on the road. […]

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Crown Heights

Thanu Yakupitiyage, Bug & Fish

  I got Bagheera and Fisher (Bug and Fish for short) in early November 2016 with my partner, literally two days before the fateful election of he-who-I-refuse-to-name. My partner and I joke that we got them because we were stressed out by the election, and well, clearly having them around has helped us cope with […]

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Williamsburg

Ellen Rose & Fritz

You’ve probably noticed that Brooklyn is home to thousands of stray cats. They’re adorable, but they’re also resourceful and territorial creatures who maintain their family units in colonies. Our cat is from such a colony. In fact, he was born in our back patio. My husband Sam and I had been routinely feeding a sweet […]

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Bed-Stuy

Christina Nguyen & Bentley

I had just graduated college and was feeling a bit lost navigating the real world. I thought taking care of a little kitty would give me some purpose and I knew I was ready to take on the responsibility since I was no longer in school. So, I started looking for cats on Craigslist and […]

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Midtown

Jessica Matlin & Janetta

    We welcomed Janetta home when she was 8 years old. It was pretty scary the first few months, because she was overdue for a tune-up at the vet’s. She needed a lot of dental work, and she was so scared that she initially stopped grooming her beautiful coat—she matted up badly. The vet […]

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