Fort Greene

Lydia White, Snax & Snüz

I moved from San Francisco to Brooklyn in 2010. It was a big move for me. I didn’t have a job or apartment lined up, but a huge priority was to fulfill my longtime desire to adopt a kitten. It seemed like the best way to ensure that outcome was to secure an apartment of […]

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Park Slope

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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Kips Bay

Amy Mills & Walter

My big 16-pound black kitty Walter found his way into my life when he was just 6 months old back in 2013. My bandmate Megan, who worked with rescue animals at the time, was on the subway and encountered a child with a cardboard box trying to get rid of a kitten. After she saw […]

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Sunset Park

Iva Dixit, Mikhail Bulgakov, Pigeon & Bread

The first cat I brought home I named Mikhail Bulgakov, after the Russian novelist who wrote The Master and Margarita, and did so because I was 23, which is exactly how young and stupid you need to be in order to mistake meaningless literary pretension for a personality. The shelter gave him to me with […]

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Crown Heights

Ein Jung & Eileen

Eileen is a force to be reckoned with. I knew it from the first moment I saw her, which was through an Instagram post on Brooklyn Cat Cafe’s profile. It was a photo of her in her signature pose, with her one front leg sprawled across her favorite cushion at the cafe. The caption read […]

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Prospect Heights

Bianca Turetsky & Cleo

I adopted Cleo about 7 years ago from Kitty Kind, a really wonderful cat rescue group that operates out of the Union Square Petco. They found her as a baby kitty wandering around the streets of Queens. She was so little and beautiful, a muted calico with green eyes, and I fell in love at […]

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Park Slope

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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Ridgewood, Queens

Olivia Pakitsas & Taco

I have always loved cats. But when I was a kid, my mother never let me have one because she has an irrational fear of them. So, as time passed, my desire to have a cat only increased the older I got, and once I was finally in a good place to have a cat […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Girls and Their Cats BOOK birthday!

Have you heard? Girls and Their Cats is out today! For New York City fashion and beauty photographer BriAnne Wills, the “crazy cat lady” is a myth. Co-written with Elyse Moody, senior editor at Martha Stewart Living, this book redefines the stereotype by showcasing 50 strong, independent, and artistic women who take the world in stride, […]

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