Anyone want some really cute kittens?

June 15, 2007 by
Filed under: Area 51 

Go down to Bushwick and get you some.

Kittens at Play

Really.

Dinnertime

Cute.

Take us home!

Kittens.

“Jenblossom” writes:

Hi Miss Heather – my friend suggested I contact you to see if some of your kitty-placement mojo might rub off.

We’ve got a wonderful, sweet stray girl kitty (“Stumpy”) who has hung out in our yard and the ones around it since we moved to Bushwick a few years ago. We give her food and water and loads of affection, and she has really become an awesome cat. She has been pregnant many times, but this last time around we have actually gotten to meet her litter of four. They have spent some time in our yard and are currently living under our next door neighbor’s deck. It’s an enclosed and pretty safe space for them, but we are trying very hard to find them permanent homes. Stumpy is still nursing them, but they’re at an age where they should be ready for solid food soon. And obviously, as they grow and get stronger, they will be able to escape their current living conditions and might end up who knows where. We don’t want to add to the out of control stray population here in our corner of Bushwick, so we are really trying hard to place them soon.

Another problem, which just became evident today, is that mama appears to be pregnant again. Which means we can’t get her spayed and adopted out along with her babies as we had hoped to, AND we are looking at more kittens to place.

We love cats, and wish we could take them in, but we have two five year old cats with their own chronic health issues. We’re still digging out from our boy cat’s week in the hospital last October, so taking on a new cat is not an ideal situation for us. We love BARC but we are very aware that they’re overwhelmed with animals in need, and we don’t assume that there’s a place for Stumpy and her kittens there. (I think I remember that they don’t even take pregnant cats).

You seem to have had good luck getting the word out about little creatures who need good homes. My husband and I have circulated fliers at our respective offices, to friends and on message boards, but we have few leads at this time. We figure we’ve only got another week or two before the kittens are in real danger of wandering off. Any kitten pimping you could do would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much.

Be sure to check out Jenblossom‘s other photos of these adorable kittens here.

Miss Heather

Comments

8 Comments on Anyone want some really cute kittens?

  1. jenblossom on Fri, 15th Jun 2007 12:22 pm
  2. Miss Heather, you are a complete rock star for helping us get the word out. Thank you!

  3. Rebecca11222 on Fri, 15th Jun 2007 7:11 pm
  4. Try “Kitty Kind” the no-kill shelter/ adoption facility located in Union Square’s Petco. I got one of my cats from them – they’re fabulous.

    http://www.kittykind.org

  5. laterain on Sat, 16th Jun 2007 8:36 pm
  6. 1) “no kill” usually equals “lots of money”. as in, they’ll take the animals, but will want $80 per kitten or something like that. (I speak from previous experience, although not in NYC in this case.)

    2) these pictures are super-cute. Someone should come up with a funny caption for it and submit it to icanhascheezburger.com . . . if you look at the site, you’ll get an idea of the kinds of captions and posts they use.

    3) I have a wordpress blog, but had to register separately to comment here . . . is that typical? if so, it’s a rather tedious way to get in . . .

  7. missheather on Sat, 16th Jun 2007 9:43 pm
  8. laterain:

    1) a member of BARC bent over backwards to help me give Haile Selassie a better life…

    http://www.newyorkshitty.com/?p=964

    and it didn’t cost me a dime.

    2) that’s an excellent idea, tho the last I heard three out of four of these kittens have homes now. Hooray!

    3) You wrote: I have a wordpress blog, but had to register separately to comment here . . . is that typical? if so, it’s a rather tedious way to get in . . .

    Yes, it is tedious —but I have my reasons for making it that way. Unlike you, laterain, there are a few folks out there who take great delight in posting comments that are essentially hate speech— if not outright physical threats of violence— on blogs I am rather fond of. Occasionally these comments have been directed at yours truly.

    None of the previous blogs require registration. This is the reason I require registration on mine: to deter such shit from sullying my blog.

  9. Rebecca11222 on Sun, 17th Jun 2007 6:33 am
  10. If you want to adopt, yes, there is a fee. It covers immunizations and (if the animal is old enough) spaying/neutering. Last time I checked, the fee was $65 – much less than you would have to pay yourself for all those vet costs.

  11. lisacat on Sun, 17th Jun 2007 12:49 pm
  12. Great work Miss Heather! New York Magazine picked up the story and linked here!?! Looks like these little ones, and hopefully Mom will all be placed in homes soon. SPAY AND NEUTER EVERYBODY! Well the stray cats anyway…

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2007/06/homeless_kittens_beautify_bush.html

  13. Rusty411 on Sun, 17th Jun 2007 6:28 pm
  14. Is either of the 2 reamaining kittens a girl?
    We have an adult male and would like to adopt a baby female.
    I hope to hear from you.
    Thanks, Ann

  15. jenblossom on Mon, 18th Jun 2007 10:32 am
  16. Thanks again, everyone – all four kittens have all been adopted out and are adapting well to their new homes!

    Ann, if you are still interested in adopting, I have a friend who is also helping out a pregnant stray. She delivered her babies over the weekend and should be ready for new homes in a month or so.
    http://www.jimmylegs.com/2007/06/is-you-is-or-is-you-aint-my-baby.html

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