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 quiet. If I put my
hand in and pet her, she's 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. You can see from
her picture how unhappy she is here.
Posted April 29, 2013. Updated October 4. Updated January 21, 2014.
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.
Tippy has been here since last summer. She came in as a kitten found
abandoned in an alley and is now about a year old.
She's active and playful, but shy with people she doesn't know.
Posted June 8, 2013, updated July 9. Updated January 24, 2014.
Bubbles and Snuggles were brought to me along with their mother (who has
They're bouncy, active kittens who interact by patting my hand with their paws
before accepting petting. Then they purr. Bubbles (the male) is the bolder of the
two. Snuggles (his sister) is a little timid, but sweet.
Posted July 30, 2013.
Updated October 4.
Updated January 21, 2014.
Purr Box suddenly appeared in front of my building, obviously someone's
abandoned kitten .She's now about six months old and is one of the most
vocal cats I've ever encountered. Her voice is loud and her purr is loud.
She's also playful -- and intelligent enough to have figured out how to
unlatch the feeder door on her cage and escape.
Posted October 11, 2013. Updated January 21, 2014.
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.
Genie is a little kitty who was just brought to me after appearing in
someone's front yard. She's a gorgeous, friendly little fluffball (almost
certainly going to be longhaired).
She's had her first shots, but is too young to spay.
Posted February 20, 2014.
Adopted February 28.