Rescued Bodega Cat Needs A Home

December 17, 2007 by
Filed under: Area 51 

Vito the Bodega Cat

I learned about this handsome little guy from my friend Eva101. She writes:

This poor thing worked in a grocery store. The owners kept him in a cage most of the time. They did not feed him because they thought that he won’t catch mice if they did… A friend rescued him but she has 2 cats and a puppy and can’t keep him. Despite his rough life so far, he is playful and sweet. He is probably 6 months old. Please spread the word. Even a foster home would help for now.

I know of a number of bodegas here in Greenpoint which have cats. None of them would treat an animal like this. To starve an animal in the hope he would become be a better mouser is disgusting.

Vito #2

Although he appears not to have a name, I have taken to calling him Vito. This is because I watched The Godfather last weekend and think it to be an excellent name for a cat.

Vito and his kitty cat

Besides, for all his faults Don Corleone was nice to his kitty cat. The above feline was a valued member of “the family”.

Vito #3

Anyone who wishes to give this consigliere with claws a “family” where he will be treated with the respect he deserves can contact Eva by clicking here. Vito will make you an offer you can’t refuse: love and loyalty for life.

Miss Heather

Photos of Vito (the four legged one, that is) courtesy of Eva101.

UPDATE 12/18/07: I have gotten word from Eva that someone has stepped forward to give Vito a home. Those of you who are still interested in adopting a kitty this holiday season should click here and make the acquaintance of some lovely little ladies who will be ready to adopt very soon— or if you prefer toms, here is a winsome pair of brothers who are ready to go to a loving home today!

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3 Comments on Rescued Bodega Cat Needs A Home

  1. rowan on Mon, 17th Dec 2007 9:09 am
  2. sweet face. i love his markings and pluckiness – hope this story has a happy ending. starving a cat to make them a better mouser is a myth.

  3. brooklyn11211 on Mon, 17th Dec 2007 8:54 pm
  4. missheather on Tue, 18th Dec 2007 11:59 am
  5. Duly noted, my neighbor to the south.

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