Meet Jack Jack

October 11, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady 

Rob Maher of Dog Habitat writes:

This is Jack Jack he is a 1yr old 10 lb male Pomeranian Jack Russell mix.  Super cute. Very friendly but nervous around new people. He was very friendly with Emilia and Chloé.  We need to find him a home or a foster home as soon as possible.  Please pass the word to anyone you may know.

Anyone interested in providing Jack Jack a permanent or foster home should contact Rob via email at rob (at) doghabitat (dot) org.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: NAG & Much Ado About Cats

October 1, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Although this has received plenty of blog love already, I feel compelled to pass it along anyway. I would strongly advise that anyone interested in making his (or her) voice heard about any of the above issues (and more) attend this Town Hall Meeting. The folks at NAG are good people (one is even a regular volunteer at the Greenpoint Reformed Church’s Food Pantry!), what’s more they operate a terrific blog. Check it out.

NAG Town Hall Meeting
Holy Ghost Hall
159 North 5 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Any and all cat lovers who happen to find themselves in Manhattan and in need of a good laugh (with the prospect of tomorrow’s debate, who doesn’t?) might want to check out Kitty Kind’s “Just Fur Laughs” fundraiser at the Broadway Comedy Club. Advance tickets can by purchased in advance by email Kitty Kind at:

kittykind_events (at) yahoo (dot) com

Just Fur Laughs
Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd Street
New York, New York 10019

In (somewhat related) news, Empty Cages Collective will be throwing another adoption event Saturday, October 4th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. This time the venue will be Muddy Paws Pet Supplies on Graham Avenue. Among the items promised at this event are a raffle and “kitten dancing”. Although the flier suggests the Nassau Avenue stop of the G as being a convenient subway stop, I’d like to recommend the B43 bus instead. It runs slow (VERY SLOW) but drops you off right there, saving you a walk under the BQE.

Cat & Kitten Adoption Day
Muddy Paws Pet Supplies
477 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

Meet Suzi

September 30, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady 

She has come to our fair city by way of Connecticut and is looking for a home. Per the person who rescued her she is very loving and a-OK with children. Anyone interested in learning more about this lovely lady (or better yet offer a place to hang her hat!) should email Maly at:

malyblomberg (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!

Miss Heather

Anyone Want A Kensington Kitten?

September 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady 

Yat writes:

…i was referred to you by the blogger Jimmy legs who thought you maybe able to help me get the word out about this little stray kitten i found in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn. I have made a blog for her to try and get potential adopter’s attention and would be grateful if u can help spread the word.

She is around 6 to 8 weeks old and was weighing 1.1 pound last Sunday, she is however tested FIV +, although at this early age FIV result are not that accurate and it may turn out that she is not actually infected. But to be on the safe and realistic side she must be adopted into a single cat household so she won’t put any other cats at risk for FIV, and she may not be so suitable for a first time cat owner. Since she could be considered special needs she really need a responsible and caring person to look after her.

Anyone interested in meeting “GEK” should contact her keeper at: grey.eyed.kitten (at) gmail (dot) com. NOTE: she has been successfully litter trained! You can read all about it by clicking here.

Miss Heather

UPDATE: The kitty formerly known as “GEK” has been adopted! She now goes by the (wonderful) name “YoYo”. YAY!

TONIGHT At Alphabeta

September 21, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

I was disheartened to learn this weekend that Greenpoint’s cutest Pit Bull (yes, they do exist— bad owners make bad dogs, they are not born that wayhear me, Mr. Vallone?), Bianca was badly injured. This evening Alphabeta will be hosting a benefit for her. The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. Why not swing by and lend your support to this lovely lass?

Benefit for Bianca
September 21, 2008
6:00 p.m. – ???
Alphabeta
70 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

P.S.: In other news thanks to the hard work of the Friends of McGolrick Park and District Dog the new small dog run at McGolrick Park is OPEN. Pack up your petite pooch and check it out today!


THIS WEEKEND: Kittens At The Beehive

September 17, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg 

This Saturday, September 20 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Empty Cages Collective will be hosting their second adoption event at the Beehive Salon & Downtime Spa. As I have stated in previous posts, Empty Cages is teeming with wonderful kittens in need of new homes. If you are considering getting a new “roommate” of the four-legged persuasion why not swing this event and meet a few guys (and gals) who would like to make your acquaintance!

Empty Cages Collective Adoption Event
September 20, 2008 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Beehive Hail Salon & Downtime Spa
115 North 7 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

I am going to close with a little video footage to get everyone in the adoption spirit.

Who can resist these four adorable clowns? They are called “The Aliens” and will undoubtedly be at this event. Check them out!

Miss Heather

Video Credit: Lisacat

Have You Seen Gus?

September 15, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

Lisa writes:

Please help me find my dog. His name is Gus. He is a very well behaved, happy and approachable dog. He has actually been a therapy dog!  He is an unneutered male 7 year old american pit bull terrier. He is mostly black with white around the nose chest and paws, see pictures below & pictures attached.  He has weighed 60 lbs for most of his adult life.

He got out of the house without my realizing it.  I live at 30-28 37th Street.  After a good Samaritan tried to take him in Gus managed to scoot away while being walked.  Gus was last seen at 774 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

I had not put his tags on his new collar, so he was without identification.  Also, he was not microchipped.  Therefore, if someone has taken him in they have no way to know to whom he belongs.  I implore you to please be vigilant.  I have had Gus for 7 years and am devastated.

I have been to and spoken with nearly every shelter in NYC,including the AC&C (Brooklyn & Manhattan) and the ASPCA.  I have contacted I think every vet in the Greenpoint, the 94th and 114 Precinct and the canine unit in Brooklyn.  I have put up flyers, emailed everyone I know and asked them to post flyers.  I have posted adds on Pet911, Lost and Pound, PetFinder, Craigslist, Pet detectives, Craigs List, The Greenpoint pet blog spot, Myspace and Facebook.

Please, if you have any information or questions, contact me at Elissiaconlon (at) aim (dot) com.

Many thanks for any assistance you can give me!

god bless

If you have seen this handsome chap please contact Lisa at the above-listed email address.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

UPDATE 9/17/08: Gus is home!

Bronx Photo du Jour: Have You Seen Poo Pee?

August 30, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady 

No, I don’t mean this.

A little kitty with named poo-pee (presumably because he does not have a “very nice attitude”) is lost and rumored to be at large somewhere on City Island. If anyone in City Island is reading this (which I seriously doubt) please keep an eye out for poo-pee. He is clearly missed.

Miss Heather

Amazing. Simply Amazing.

August 29, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg 

That’s all I can say about the work they are doing at Empty Cages Collective. After reading this wonderful piece by mihow I swung by to administer a little “hands on” kitten therapy this week. It was then that I met Lucy.

She might look an ordinary (and cute) kitten but I assure you she is not. Lisacat writes:

Lucy is a kitten caught in Brooklyn during a trap-neuter-return project by Empty Cages Collective volunteers. She had a deep abscess on her jaw and needed emergency veterinary care to close the wound. The vet is concerned that there is not enough tissue for her to heal properly, so we have to get her to a dental specialist for evaluation. She is still fearful and a little hissy, but is eating well and starting to enjoy being handled a bit.

I have said it before and I’ll say it again: the best way to judge a society is how they treat those who are the least able to defend themselves. The fact Lucy is still alive is a testament to her tenacity; she wants to live. The great pains Empty Cages Collective has taken to get Lucy the medical treatment she so desperately needs is a telling example of how dedicated they are to caring for those who cannot speak for themselves. Those (who like Lucy) suffer in silence.

I would strongly advise any of you with a little money or time to spare to make a donation to Empty Cages Collective or better yet— volunteer!

Who knows, you might make a new friend. Or two!

Miss Heather

The Greenpoint Blogosphere Goes To the Dogs!

August 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Literally. Last night I was contacted by a fellow Greenpointer on a mission. Suzy writes:

dear miss heather,

would you be so kind as to take a gander at my blog?

today’s feature is BOB THE BARC DOG. i hope that you will consider adding this blog as a link in your blogroll; my aim is to get more exposure for the doggies from BARC…

thanks,

suzy

p.s. bob is known as hope at the shelter.  my BF said we cannot call him that; as it is a girlie name, so we call him bob hope.

I do not agree with Suzy’s boyfriend. As it would happen we have a new semi-feral cat in our pride. I wanted to name it “Babka” but Mr. Heather panned the idea. Then I named it Sheba. Mr. Heather liked that name so we rolled with it. Until, that is, until we discovered Sheba was, in fact, a HEba. That changed everything.

Solomon didn’t seem to suit his temperament (he’s a bit of a asshole), so I named him Sue. Despite being trapped and having his “manhood” removed, “Sue” does not seem the least bit upset by his name. As long as I pony up the catnip pellets once a week and dole out the kibble on time he is puuuurfectly content. Otherwise it gets ugly.

Just like Mr. Cash, Sue likes to sing. Especially when he has not has his weekly allotment of catnip pellets. His venue of choice is outside my bedroom window. His audience is our resident felines. Sue likes to regale them with tales about the “nip” taken from his ear. Over so many beers. Sue is one bad dude (or fancies himself as such).

(Bob) Hope isn’t. Suzy writes:

Bob is darned near perfect, except that he does seem rather depressed. I’m waiting for him to come out of his shell, and will update this post over the next couple of days. We’re having a bob‒b‒que in his honor tomorrow night. I betcha he likes steak … just a hunch.

One more thing ‒ Bob makes his bed.

When I brought Bob home last night, I took a king ‒size quilt from the closet, laid it down and folded it in half. Bob took over from there…

we were watching tv, and I guess it was too loud for him, so he dragged his bed into the other room, folded it again, and went to sleep. Bob kinda rocks.

It’s a good thing that Bob is an arranger of bedclothes, as Bob really, really likes to sleep.

This poor fella has been in the care of the wonderful BARC shelter since APRIL! He was found on the street and brought to BARC by the cops. Bob weighs about 50 pounds, is about six years old, is neutered, and has all of his shots. He likes men, women, children, cats, and other dogs. I’m honestly trying to find something wrong with him, but, so far, no go.

Nor do any the lovely (and loving) dogs Suzy writes about on her blog. Check it out!

Miss Heather

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