Bushwick

Irene Droney & Sage

Before Sage, I had never owned a pet of any sort but loved cats and had always wanted one. I had just started graduate school and gotten out of an abusive relationship. It was the start of a new chapter in my life and I felt like I was ready. I spent a lot of time […]

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Bed-Stuy

CT Treibel, Amber Hurst Martin, & Jeremy

Jeremy is a ginger prince kitty from Los Angeles. He was saved from a local shelter with his whole litter by a fantastic rescue organization called The Rescue Train. A client of mine knew I was secretly longing for a cat even though I’d never had a pet in my life. Growing up, we weren’t […]

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Crown Heights

Karly Anderson, Ansel & Hunter

I moved to New York from Salt Lake City, UT to pursue a career in the arts with my partner Ian in the spring of 2015. We moved, sight unseen, to a 125-square foot windowless studio in Crown Heights. It was so tiny we couldn’t open the fridge the whole way without it hitting the […]

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East Village

Emmy DaVirro & Maxine

My husband and I both grew up in anti-cat households. We blame it on our respective mothers’ allergies, not on anyone’s true hatred of the creatures. A year ago we began to toy with the idea of adding a furry roommate to our East Village life, but knew from childhood experience that dogs were more […]

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Astoria

Tyler McCall & Evie

My boyfriend Sam is the one who adopted Evie. He had her for about a year before we met and I was actually more nervous to meet the cat because I knew he loved her so much, and I was worried she wouldn’t like me. Luckily, she did like me and now we’re very attached. […]

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Williamsburg

Sarah Hood & Princess (Fosters: Medeva & Tigress)

I have absolutely adored cats for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure where the infatuation started, but I definitely had an imaginary band when I was a kid called “The Egyptian Kitty Cat Sundaes.” My dream was to become a famous rock star and build a mansion filled with homeless cats. I’d […]

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Prospect Heights

Malia Griggs & Yam

I’m now four months into life with my cat, Yam, AKA my “orange live-in boyfriend” (thanks, Dad). Where do I begin? I am obsessed with Yammy, Yamyam, Yammers, Yamburger,  Yambaby. He has silky, ginger fur with soft, hieroglyphic-like patterns. His most distinctive feature is his tongue, which permanently sticks out. The animal shelter told me […]

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