East Village

Yael Borensztein & Phoebe

  “Growing up, my siblings and I enjoyed the company of geckos, turtles, a DIY backyard pond- never anything furry or snuggly. So not long into my newly independent young adult life, I decided it was time to go in on the real thing and adopt a puppy. Eleven humiliating and angsty days later, I […]

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Crown Heights

Chelsea Trout & Mushu

  “I began fostering with the NYCACC in the beginning of 2014. It was my junior year in college, and I felt simultaneously compelled to begin volunteering again and severe separation anxiety from having a pet. It was a fairly quick progression into fostering kittens for me. I started fostering 1-2 kittens every few months, […]

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Williamsburg

Afsy Kafei & Lucy

“I adopted Lucy from the humane society in Central Florida when she was just a little tiny kitten.  Since then, we’ve seen five different apartments, two different states, and 6 years of morning snuggles.  Lucy is what I would call the epitome of sassy.  Always playful, and always with a mind of her own, I’ve […]

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Carroll Gardens

Kate Hyatt & Rufus

“Rufus is the warmest, sweetest, coolest living creature. He carries dollar bills or toy mice around in his mouth all the time. I’m obsessed with the long, huge chunks of hair that eek out of his paws. He often slips around the wood floors and into a room, all Cosmo Kramer-like. His purr machine turns […]

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Gramercy

Christina Grasso & Betty

“Two years ago, I underwent a lengthy hospitalization for anorexia. It was a huge disruption having to suddenly take a leave from work and put a pause on my life for 3 months, and I was not thrilled to say the least.  I had weekly visits from therapy dogs which I loved, because I was […]

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Astoria

Jen Hsieh, Bubba & Jeff Goldblum

“We first welcomed Bubba, our 12-year old, flat-faced, grandpa of a cat, into our lives after his first human passed away and then was bullied by other cats at his second home. He was too big to fit into a cat carrier, so when his second human’s car arrived to drop him off, Bubba was […]

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Carroll Gardens

Amanda Barstow & Roscoe

  “Despite his allergies, my boyfriend Vinny fell in love with a super friendly street cat who used to snooze in front of his friend’s building in Red Hook. Vinny told me about Roscoe (named by folks in the neighborhood) so I immediately rode my bike over to meet Roscoe and he jumped right into […]

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Prospect Heights

Mary Dauterman & Liz Lemon

“Liz Lemon was one of around 30 other cats and kittens who had been rescued from a kill shelter in LA by an extremely kind woman. Shortly after moving to LA for a job, I saw a listing on Craiglist for Lemon’s brother. My sister, boyfriend and I went to the rescuer’s house in the […]

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Williamsburg

Athena Wisotsky & Frikki

“I’ve wanted a cat of my own for so long, but I’ve moved a lot the last three years and there was always something in the way. I never felt settled enough, or the apartment was too small, or my housemates weren’t on board. I have three bodega cats I visit as often as I […]

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