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Qichen Zhang, Nori & Panda

When I moved to Brooklyn in 2013, I struggled with my mental health when adapting to life here. It took almost a year to get myself in a better headspace with therapy and self-care. About a year after moving to Brooklyn, my then boyfriend and I wandered into Animal Haven in SoHo one weekend, “just […]

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Tory Hoen, Cressida & Dash

I grew up with various cats and dogs (and hamsters, fish, turtles…), so for me, a home is a place where many species coexist. I love animals of all kinds, and when I finally got my cats at age 33, one of my co-workers said, “Wait, I assumed you already had like 10.” So apparently I’ve been giving off […]

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Jessica Roy, Lucy & Odette

“Lucy came to me a couple years ago when she was 1 year old; she was the third cat I fostered–the other two were adopted. Lucy wasn’t currently eligible for adoption because she was a feral who was rescued wandering alone and hungry in Coney Island. She was shy and afraid of humans, so the […]

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Christina Lundy, Mollie Bernstein, Bean & Remy

  “My little best friend’s name is Bean. I’ve lived in NY my whole life except for 1.5 years I spent in New Orleans. My boyfriend, Michael, and I lived in this cute little apartment in the French quarter that opened out into a garden. I’ve always been super into cats, but never had one because […]

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Alexandra King & Lois, Maxine

“Lois and Maxine are 7-year old sisters. My husband adopted them five years ago from a no-kill shelter in Chicago, and named them after local diner waitresses. Even though they were the only kittens in the shelter that day, my husband said that everyone kept stopping to look, then immediately walking past their cage because […]

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Anna Bak-Kvapil & Fluffy, Smokey, Raffles

“I have three cats, which I realize is dangerously close to being an animal hoarder. Fluffy, my first cat, had been owned by a homeless man and the social worker who checked on him promised she would find Fluffy a home. Fluffy has a big personality. He’s bossy, always hungry, and very very social. He’s […]

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