From The New York Shitty Inbox: Five Men & a Little Lady

Jim (who sent me the image to the left) writes:

We have a stray cat who has meandered her way into our(5 dudes in a loft) hearts…… She appeared over the summer looking for our inside cat-acknowledging us only with a vicious hiss and running away. A little love and affection later, she now lets us pick her up, purrs on our laps, makes us go “Aaaaawwwww”……

We want to bring her in, but need to get her fixed, get her shots, etc. Wondering if you have a place in the GP area where we could bring her to get that done at a reasonable price? The ASPCA van isn’t coming around this area too soon. Much appreciated and i love the blog-your the best!

If there’s one thing yours truly has a soft spot for it is men who like cats— and who couldn’t help but love this adorable lass? Here are a few thoughts off the top of my head:

  1. I recall the Toby Project occasionally provides affordable spay and neuter services in Brooklyn. I have checked their calendar and the next time they will be remotely near Greenpoint  is January 27. On this day they will be in Bedford Stuyvesant.
  2. Speaking for myself, my husband and I go to Northside Veterinary Clinic. I’ll be upfront: people tend to either really like Drs. Leiman and Eisner or can’t stand them. We have had positive experiences with them. I would also like to add that I recently accompanied a friend of mine who had rescued a kitten there for a “check up”. She was very happy and Dr. Eisner, knowing that “Peanut” was a rescue, gave her a 20% discount off the cost of all the tests, etc. I am certain it was still not very cheap, but the cost split five ways might be do-able for youse guys.

On that note, I am going to solicit thoughts/advice from my readers. If you have any advice for Jim please leave them in the comments. Thanks!

Congratulations Jim! Gasolina is a cutie!

Miss Heather

Comments

8 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: Five Men & a Little Lady

  1. dog owner on Wed, 6th Jan 2010 12:34 pm
  2. a truely heart warming story

    here are two additional resources:

    http://www.lovethatcat.com/stny.html

    http://www.friendsofanimals.org/programs/spay-neuter/index.html
    i have used the friends of animals certificates for miss kitty and my beloved brussels griffon

  3. bitchcakes on Wed, 6th Jan 2010 5:20 pm
  4. I’m also saying “awwww” but in direction of the 5 men who have let this feline into their hearts and lives. I’m sorry I don’t have any resources, just wanted to chime in that I also go to Northside Vet Clinic and other than having to wait a while a few times have nothing but positive things to say about them.

  5. d on Wed, 6th Jan 2010 8:27 pm
  6. I am the owner of said Peanut and I would definitely recommend these vets. Dr. Eisner and the 2 vet techs were so wonderful with her, and she’s healthy and happy now and settling in nicely. Kudos for taking your kitten in, it is sooo worth it! Take good care of her.

  7. ms nomer on Wed, 6th Jan 2010 9:40 pm
  8. This site might be able to help – a LOT of NYC vets will accept a “coupon” for neutering feral/street kitties, you can buy at a hefty discount here:
    http://www.muffins.org/

  9. missheather on Thu, 7th Jan 2010 12:27 am
  10. I have it on very good intelligence (READ: from the source) a few of these chaps are single, Bitchcakes! 🙂

  11. rowan on Thu, 7th Jan 2010 1:15 pm
  12. Re: Northside Vet – Dr. Eisner can be sharp at times but full of information and genuinely caring, as are the rest of the staff. While I don’t remember her name, but the Polish (i think) vet tech is one of my favorites. I use Northside for both my cats, one of whom is a senior kitty with chronic health issues and they have done wonders with her. Lola is in better shape the last few years than she has been in the 12 previous years, before I got her. While they aren’t cheap, they WILL break down the cost for you in terms of what is necessary and what isn’t, allowing you some control over the bills. Good luck and kudos to all five of you for taking in that cute cat.

  13. Curvy Spice on Thu, 7th Jan 2010 2:52 pm
  14. I am not a fan of Northside Vet (but know people who love them) and didn’t feel my cat was getting focused attention from the doctor because the practice seemed too busy and overwhelmed with clients. I ended up at the vet who did my rescue’s initial visit (Murray Hill Pet Hospital) and have been really happy with the level of care (prompt calls back, constantly checking in on my pet). The rescue group I got my cat through has some resources on their website as well. http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/services/spayneuter.htm

  15. bitchcakes on Fri, 8th Jan 2010 4:08 am
  16. single? as in without a girlfriend? and wildly attracted to short curvy girls? 😀

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