Lower East Side

Kyli Singh & Mokai

“I saw Mokai’s photo online and immediately called the pet store to reserve him. When I arrived to the pet store, I told the employee that I was here to pick up my cat under my name, “Kyli.” The employee told me, “no, that cat is for Hayley. Sorry!” I was so confused and too shy […]

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Financial District

Madison Utendahl & Izzy

  “My friends and I were out celebrating our college classmate’s birthday one January night in Brooklyn. As I waited for my cab home around 2am, I was approached by an adorable small cat. I hesitated to pet her as I had only had dogs as pets. I decided to bend down and slowly stick […]

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Chinatown

Shira Wheeler & Monkey, Meatball

  “We took the bus deep out in Bushwick to the Kensington cat lady’s shelter (the ladies who used to sit on Bedford Ave with a bunch of cats). We walked into the massive warehouse where they both lived and had about 25 cats roaming the building, some in cages, some out and about. As […]

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Williamsburg

Kristin Golembiewski & Harry

  “One year after I moved to NYC, the man I moved here with and I ended our romantic relationship. We continued to live together, with no disdain for one another but not entirely sure of how to move forward from there. One Sunday afternoon in June, we browsed one of the many street fairs […]

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Bushwick

Hannah Baxter & Wilson

  “I don’t really remember why I was so determined to have a hairless cat, except for how unique and ridiculous they look, but it didn’t take me long to realize they’re basically a cat-monkey-dog-child hybrid. Now I’m obsessed and follow a ton of other Sphynx on Instagram- a true cat lady through and through. […]

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Williamsburg

Darla Rose Taylor & Chickpea

“I’m 35 weeks pregnant living in Williamsburg in a spacious, sunny duplex that Chickpea, my husband and I are very proud to call home. I adopted Chickpea through Brooklyn Animal Action when she was less than a year old, but she had already had at least one litter of kittens! A plumber working in a projects […]

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