Urban Fur: The Cats of Quincy Street

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Taken February 27, 2015.

Urban Fur: Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe

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Taken July 16, 2014.

Urban Fur: Furban Jungle

June 3, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

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Taken June 3, 2014.

Real Men Love Cats: Meet Mario

kentaveJust over a month ago I posted an item noting the destruction, rendered with extreme prejudice, of the feral cat condo complex on Metropolitan Avenue (as seen at left). Those of you who are not in the know can see the aftermath for yourselves by clicking here.realmenlovecats

I have frequently wondered exactly what happened. Well, as it would happen I recently met the fellow who oversees this colony. He calls himself Super Mario and he had quite a tail tale to tell. You see, Mario tends a number of feral colonies hereabouts. He has done so for a long time and feeds no less than 76 cats (!) daily. Despite his slightly intimidating physical presence one can clearly see Mario loves the critters under his care. And anyone who loves cats, well, is a friend of mine.

Hence why I am writing this post.

Mario has names for all the kitties under his care. Without argument the “queen” of the colony is a lass named Spotty.

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Her “boyfriend”, as Mario explained to me, is this formidable fellow whose name I do not recall.

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Mario told me he is, at seven years of age, among the older inhabitants of this pride. As such he generally stays close to “home” and spends his golden years lounging in the sun and napping.

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After I took the above photo a chap sporting a black and white tuxedo coat slipped by. He had neither the time nor the desire for my photo-taking. He was hungry! Mario explained to me his “girlfriend” seems to have gone missing. However, he was sporting some scratches on his paw (which Mario is tending), so this might be due to feline fisticuffs over her affections. Such is the world of cats.

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When I asked Mario what happened to the colony last month, he explained to me that there is a fellow thereabouts who dislikes cats. So much so, he saw fit to not only render their home into rubbish.

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…but took the added measure of throwing some of it over the fence of an adjacent lot for good measure. What’s more, once the colony was moved onto the premises in question he saw fit to enter and destroy that as well. So now the gate is padlocked. I know what you’re thinking, gentle readers:

Did Mario contact the police?

Answer: yes. As Mario explained to me they explained to him that they could not do anything because (and I quote) “the man is crazy”. That may very well be. However, trespassing and destruction of property do strike me as being criminal acts and therefore a police matter.

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In closing, those of you who happen to reside near this facility please help keep an eye on it. If you see something suspicious, say something! Ultimately it is up to us humans to advocate for the welfare of Spotty and her furry friends. They do not have the ability to blog much less call 311.

P.S.: It should be noted that Mario created a memorial for the feral furkids who died during the demolition of Monster Island. This too was destroyed. Mario has informed me he will be replacing it. I have asked him to contact me when he does.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Caretakers Needed!

July 15, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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A lady named Victoria (who sent me the above-depicted charming rendering of the kittehs in question) writes:

EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FOUR CATS AT WEST AND FRANKLIN!

Help us see four cats through the construction on India Street. Caretakers moving. Need to fill morning and/or evening shifts. Cats are wonderful, lovely animals. Need fresh cold water and food. Please help! Need several people right away.Please contact Deirdre at 718 938-5008.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Trappers/Vollies Needed!

 

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Those of you who want to give a helping hand to our feral furry friends, here is your opportunity. The very nice folks of Neighborhood Cats need human helpers for a “TNR” (Trap Neuter and Return/Release) project right in our own backyard! Those who wish to volunteer or learn more about this project should email Lois or tnr (at) neighborhoodcats (dot) org. Be sure to indicate “TNR Project Greenpoint” in the subject line. Thanks— and spread the word!

 

Urban Fur: The Word On The Street

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Taken June 4, 2013.

Urban Fur: Franklin Street

May 13, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

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Taken May 12, 2013.

Urban Fur: River Street

April 24, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Fur, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Taken April 24, 2013.

Urban Fur: Callie & Peter Revisited

pandcsmallNow that the holidays have come and gone, yours truly has recovered from whatever ailment was afflicting her AND is more or less settled into Chez Shitty 2.0 I opted to while away the sunny (if brisk) day with a sojourn through my community’s Industrial Business Zone.

While the reasons I opt to pound the pavement in this area— repeatedly— are manifold, today’s peregrinations had a purpose: to check in on my favorite feral feline of them all. Callie, as seen at left with her “person” Peter. The fact of the matter is I have seen neither hide nor hair of her since Hurricane Sandy struck. Naturally I have been quite concerned about this.

Anyhoo, this afternoon I finally made it to Bogart Street. This is where Callie holds court. I checked her shelter: nothing. Then I heard a voice:

Look behind you.

So I did.

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Not only is Callie doing just fine but she was enjoying the day’s victuals in the comfort of Peter’s automobile! Suffice it to say this made me very, very happy. Those of you who wish to do so can view more images of Callie and Peter enjoying each other’s company by clicking here.

 

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