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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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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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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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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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Gabrielle Lamontagne & Fievel

Fievel and I met at the Aspca on 92nd street in June 2016. He was barely 2 month old and had tested positive for FIV (which eventually cleared) so he couldn’t share a space with other kittens. He was so playful and not shy at all. I’ve always had cats around me, but Fievel has […]

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Jen Murphy & Basil

  Basil and I found each other when he was only 5 weeks old. A friend posted him on Facebook because his mom and siblings had been hit by a car and he needed a home fast. I offered to foster him and when he was dropped off at my place I learned he had […]

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Taelor Olive & Momma

I have long feared our feline companions. This lasting fear stemmed from a sleepover I had when I was 5, where I awoke to my friend’s cat directly in my face hissing at me. Cats always seemed a little too sneaky, a little too conniving. In turn, I have done my best to avoid them […]

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Sabina Mamedova & Clementine

  “I call Clementine a trash cat. She was rescued during an awful snowstorm that hit the East Coast five years ago. There were over three feet of snow on the ground and blistering winds. For a few days I watched neighbors feed a small cat hiding between garbage cans right outside of our apartment […]

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Naomi Fry, Nina, Roo & Matilda

  “Our cats, Roo and Matilda, are both very good girls, but they’re also two very different types. Roo is a large tabby. People always think she’s a man and I always get a little offended for her. She looks very dependable — she has the face of someone you’d ask to watch your laptop […]

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