Clinton Hill

Emily Gaynor & Sophie Anne

I’ve had cats my whole life, beginning with one my mom had in LA who ran away because I was born. I really have never not lived with cats, except for during college and then right after. I once got a rabbit from a woman in Union Square thinking that it’d fill the void of […]

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Crown Heights

Yael Peet, Ted & Hobbes

I am lucky enough to have two boisterous boy cats in my life, very different in personality but equally lovable.  Funnily enough though, my role as cat lady began when I was ten. I even have proof in the form of an embarrassing but hilarious snapshot. My mother took me to a portrait studio with […]

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Fort Greene

Camille Moroz & Audrey

I grew up in a household without pets—three younger brothers were beastly enough. I was one of those awkward people who, when forced to interact with animals, mechanically patted their heads and recoiled at any sudden movement. So when my husband suggested we spend a Saturday afternoon visiting BARC shelter’s cat loft, I said, “Ok, […]

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Williamsburg

Cydney Russell & Tali

My law school days had me yearning for a little creature to take care of and after being swayed out of taking on the responsibilities of a dog, I made my way to an adoption event in North Carolina, where I was living at the time. I started playing with an energetic, oversized kitten with a […]

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Greenpoint

Samantha Raye, Oona & Little Cat

The first time I saw a hairless cat (much like everyone else) was as a kid obsessing over the Austin Powers trilogy and the iconic duo that is Dr. Evil & Mr. Bigglesworth. I never imagined that I’d own one (let alone two), but three years ago I met a sphynx cat for the first […]

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Astoria

Quenna Sanchez & Bea

I was reverse-catfished. Having been presented with a photo of a hefty, surly looking feline from the alleys of Astoria, I accepted the foster mom’s invitation to meet in real life with apprehension. My drive to be polite outweighed my better instincts. I arrived, still skeptical, and received a disclaimer: The kitten I was about […]

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Downtown Brooklyn

Lizz Hill Wiker, Prince & Stevie

My husband and I made the decision not to have children. Instead, we found ourselves wanting to adopt a pet and since we both grew up with cats, we decided that would be a good fit for us. We talked off and on for a couple of years, never really landing on the right time, […]

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Williamsburg

KrisAnne Madaus, Dmitry & Vivian

Dmitry (Meech) and Vivian are both rescues from the Wisconsin Humane Society. Meech’s previous family surrendered him because they were moving, but he, Vivian and I journeyed as a happy trine from Wisconsin to New York so that I could attend grad school. 15 hours in a rental car with no problem on the road. […]

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Crown Heights

Thanu Yakupitiyage, Bug & Fish

  I got Bagheera and Fisher (Bug and Fish for short) in early November 2016 with my partner, literally two days before the fateful election of he-who-I-refuse-to-name. My partner and I joke that we got them because we were stressed out by the election, and well, clearly having them around has helped us cope with […]

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