Recently (around Halloween) I found myself taking in two really really cute kittens that were abandoned when a house across the street either went into foreclosure or the owner decided to renovate (at first I thought it was subprime fallout but since then I’ve seen workmen in there, so I don’t know). There were actually 5 cats, 4 kittens and their mom, but I could only catch two of them. Since then the other cats have disappeared.
Then we found another young cat who had apparently been abandoned on the street and took him in (and last week he was hit by a car and incurred large veterinary bills which is a saga of its own).
Yesterday I saw this posting on the “northslope” email list:
Give a kitty (a great home) for Christmas:
Here’s a list:
4 month all-orange male. Darling, gentle playful kitten found on Hoyt Street. Loves human companionship. 200db purr.
10 month white & black male. Playful, sweet, funny athletic.
(both of the above get along with other animals and with EACH OTHER
great. consider taking both!)
Siamese (seal point?) 2 year male. Gorgeous blue eyes. He has a “normal” cat body, so he’s really what pundits call a “color point,” a short haired cat with Siamese color. He’s not vocal, and his eyes are not crossed. He’d be better on his own; other cats, especially males, seem to rev up his temper. But otherwise, great with people.
All orange 1 year male, found here on Pacific Street. He’s lean and muscular. Lovely quite cat.
All orange female Manx (that’s a breed with no tail!), intriguing deep amber eye. Lovely and loving, but a bit timid of loud noises and quick movements. Doesn’t attack, but will run off. So perhaps best in a quiet home with no kids.
Tortoise Shell 1 year female found on Bond Street. Lovely cat with beautiful markings.
Orange & White 2 year tuxedo female. Previous owner on Pacific Street didn’t want her anymore and was going to put her out (unspayed) on the street. Very nice cat.
Orange & White mature male cat. Someone didn’t want him, gave him to someone who couldn’t keep him, who gave him to someone else, who gave him to me! He could be 6 years old, or 8, or older. I had his teeth done, plus a course of antibiotics, and now, he’s a new cat! Not that he wouldn’t fit in anywhere, he’d be a particularly great quiet appreciative pet for someone’s parent(s).
All these pets have been fixed and most tested.
128 Wyckoff Street
718 643 9061
All of which led me to wonder: is anyone in Bed Stuy doing cat rescue? Because thechangeling’s protests to the contrary, there are at least as many stray cats around here as there are in Bushwick.
Bonus cute kitten photo: