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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Greenpoint

Dr. Alisa Neymark, Koda, Lily & Finnegan

  I can validate the saying that being an addict and loving an addict are simply different zip codes in hell.  My relationship with a heroin addict was a no-win situation: the more I tried to help Alex (a pseudonym), the more I lost my balance. Between his relapses, which would occur every 3 months, […]

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Bed-Stuy

Catherine Willett & Edgar

  10 years ago I was helping a friend shop for a coat in my hometown mall.  I’ve admittedly always been more of a dog person, but as we passed by the ASPCA store front, something caught my eye. Sprawled out on a shelf in the window was a little fox-like, orange creature with bright […]

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Chelsea

Bethany Watson, Minerva & Loki

In 2016, I lost my beloved soulmate cat, Oliver, when he was only 7. It was sudden and devastating, as Oliver had seen me through many hard transitions in my life and I wasn’t prepared to lose my constant companion. After that, I said I wouldn’t adopt again as I didn’t want to let myself […]

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Crown Heights

Jessica Joiner & Slipper

I found Slipper through the powers of the internet. I was tagged several times in a post featuring 3 street kittens in need of a home. I never really considered myself a cat person, but when I saw this little ginger baby I felt him calling for me. So, I did some research and reached […]

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