Angel has had his share of bad luck: first he was left in a carrier on a rooftop
and then, after he'd been adopted, the man who had taken him went into a
senior residence and had to bring him back. He took it hard and was -- well,
ornery -- for a long time.
But now he's being the sweet gentleman he must have been all along: he's fine
with the other animals, gentle and purry. He was in my lap as I began typing
Yes, he's a few years old -- but he'll make someone a wonderful pet.
Posted September 3, 2011. Updated December 2, 2012.
Washington jumped onto someone's windowsill and cried until she was
admitted. The compassionate person wasn't allowed to have pets and was
desperately looking for a safe place to bring the cat when she found me.
Now that Washington's coat has grown in, she's turned out to be a gorgeous
semi-longhair -- and she just loves to sit in a lap and be stroked.
She's a very affectionate cat. Here she is loving my friend Jennifer: she climbs
people and hugs and kisses them.
Posted January 14, 2013. Updated December 9.
Rina was brought to me by the person who'd been feeding her outside.
The cat had never been spayed and was pregnant with her third litter!
I had her spayed immediately.
This is an exceptionally gentle, responsive cat. She loves to be petted.
I can picture her ensconced in a lap, just purring...
Posted April 4, 2013.
MamiCat was living behind a building when she had a litter of kittens.
The people living there were outraged and threatened to poison them all
until one woman took them in.
MamiCat is friendly, but frightened in the shelter environment. She
spends her time hiding in her litter box and staying very quiet. If I put my
hand in and pet her, she's very responsive, turning her head this way and
that and delighted to get attention. But I worry about her because she
isn't going to show well when someone comes to see her.
Posted April 29, 2013.
Updated October 4.
Faith and Juju were the victims of a divorce in which neither party was willing to keep the cats. The man who brought them to me
swore that he would post fliers and help me find homes, but he soon disappeared and stopped answering my emails. Lovely fella.The
cats are much nicer:
They are stunningly beautiful, fully vetted and very sweet-tempered. Both of them are extremely affectionate: Faith (the blue one)
helps me do my yoga every morning and Juju (the red longhair) is a confirmed lap cat.
The only thing that could make them hard to place is that both are mature cats, just past middle age. But they have many healthy
years ahead of them. They can be placed separately or together.
Posted May 15, 2013. Updated October 4.
Mellow (left, male), Tippy (right, female) and Sissy (on the piano, female) were brought to me by someone who found them
abandoned. They're about 4 months old and very sweet.
They've been neutered, vaccinated and FeLV tested and are ready for adoptive homes.
Posted June 8, 2013, updated July 9.
Bubbles and Snuggles were brought
to me along with their mother (who
has been adopted).
They were born outside, but obviously
somebody must have handled them
because they weren't feral when they
got here. Bubbles (the male) is a very
mushy cat who purrs as soon as you
touch him. Snuggles (his sister) is a
little timid, but sweet.
Posted July 30, 2013.
Updated October 4.
Regina was brought to me by the young man who found her. She was
tiny and ill with an eye infection. It took a long time for her to begin
growing and I think she's always going to be a very small cat.
She's sweet and cuddly -- and now that she's feeling well she loves to play.
Posted August 24, 2013. Adopted October 25.
Mercury is the last of his litter to be adopted; the others are all frolicking in
their new homes and he's growing up in a cage.
He's a fearless, playful, comical kitten and I hope he gets placed soon.
Posted August 27, 2013. Updated December 9.
Ashes was lucky enough to be found before she hit the street: some nice kids in
my neighborhood scooped her up and carried her to me when they found her
abandoned in the hallway of their building.
She's an exceptionally sweet cat.
Posted October 11, 2013. Adopted November 19.
Squint was running around in front of my building, clearly lost and traumatized.
He was so scared that I had to put my live trap out before I could catch him --
and it was then that I saw the empty eye socket. This was a couple of days ago;
he's since been fully vetted and is beginning to calm down.
Squint is a gentle cat, not even trying to defend himself when he was scared out
of his wits.
In the weeks since he arrived Squint has become a bit of a mush: he talks to me
from his cage and revels when I pet him. He's a lovely cat.
Posted October 11, 2013. Updated November 16.
Purr Box appeared in front of my building on the same day as Squint -- possibly
abandoned by the same person. She's only about three months old and is one of
the most vocal cats I've ever encountered. Her voice is loud and her purr is loud.
She was spayed yesterday and is ready for a real home.
Posted October 11, 2013.
Bluebelle was one of two cats abandoned in a carton in Prospect Park a few days
ago. She's about four years old, had already been spayed and is very unhappy
about being in a cage in a strange place. But there's been no aggression at all from
this sweet girl: just a little growling and complete withdrawal.
We'll never know her history, but we can hope for a brighter future.
Posted December 7, 2013.
Promise was the other cat abandoned with Bluebelle. She's much younger
and was not already spayed (she has been now).
Promise is calmer than Bluebelle, responding sweetly to petting and wolfing
her food. But (as you can see from the photo) she's still using Bluebelle to
hide behind and she refused to look at the camera.
I hope both of them will be out of the cage and into new homes soon.
Posted December 7, 2013.