LAST GASP: Much Ado About Animals!

Starting tomorrow there will be a number of animal-related events in Williamsburg and beyond. Here they are in chronological order:

Tomorrow, March 5, 2010 starting at 10:00 p.m. New York City’s Animal Shelter Map, Trails to Tails will be unveiled on the steps of City Hall. A couple of north Brooklyn institutions will be present including BARC and our very own Assemblyman, the ubiquitous Joe Lentol! I have it on very good intelligence that these maps are pretty darned neat. If you have the time and/or ability to swing by, check it out! If nothing else, it will be an excellent opportunity to inquire of our fair Mayor as to why the Center for Animal Care & Control is so destitute they are soliciting donations for food.

Trails to Tails Map Unveiling
March 5, 2010 starting at 10:00 a.m.
City Hall (1 Centre Street)
New York, New York 10007

Next up, North Brooklyn Cats will be having an adoption event at Muddy Paws Saturday, March 6 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Among the fetching felines to be featured are:


and his sister Lilith


and many, many more. In closing, I would like to point out that a good friend of mine recently adopted a rescue from this organization. His name is Bug (!) and you can see pictures of him enjoy his life of luxury (at least inasmuch as his big sis permits) by clicking here.

North Brooklyn Cats Adoption Event
March 6, 2010 starting at 2:00 p.m.
Muddy Paws
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Last up, Greenpoint’s very own Empty Cages Collective will be having an adoption event this upcoming Sunday, March 7 starting at at 12:30 p.m. at PS9 Pet Supply. As some of you might recall these folks had an event last month at 8 of Swords Tattoo. I later learned they received no less than four adoption applications and a generous $100 donation from a New York Shitty reader. Me-OW!

Empty Cages Collective Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
March 7, 2010; 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supply
169 North 9 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: The lovely lass who graces the beginning of this post is named August. She holds court over yours truly’s favorite 99 Cent Store in the Garden Spot!

New York Shitty Day Starter: F*ck Football, Give Me Pussy!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year: Super Bowl Sunday. No, I’m not preparing copious amounts of crap food and securing large quantities of beer to consume while “watching the game”. I like Super Bowl Sunday because a great many people are engaged in the aforementioned activities and I can walk the streets of my fair neighborhood in solitude. I like my “alone time”.

I also like cats. If you like cats and don’t particularly care about football why not swing by PS9 tomorrow and meet a few of north Brooklyn’s finest felines?

Today from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Greenpoint’s very own Empty Cages Collective will be hosting an adoption event there!

Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
February 7, 2010 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supply
169 North 9 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

In closing, last night I had the pleasure of accompanying a good buddy of mine to meet a trio of very winsome Bronx kittens who were rescued from a kill shelter on New Year’s Eve.

Meet Taittinger…

and his brother Dom. As you can see it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between them!

They are very curious kittens…

and for this reason they, along with their sis Cristal (as seen above), were almost impossible to film!

Especially when she claimed my Kittycam as her own!

Until Taittinger took an interest in a bowl of pistachios. The Mister encouraged this behavior (hey, for once he wasn’t encouraging cats to trash our living room) and well, the rest is what it is…

Faster pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Anyone interested in adopting Dom, Tate or Cristal should contact the ladies of North Brooklyn Cats via flickr by clicking here and/or here.

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Santa Claus At PS9!

December 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


This item comes courtesy of my friends at the McCarren Dog Run. Tomorrow, December 5, from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. you can have your furkids photographed with Santa Claus — or would that be Claws? In any case, two 4 x6 inch prints will set you back a mere $20.00. Not a bad deal at all!

Photos With Santa Claus
December 5, 2009 noon until 6:00 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supply
169 North 9 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

I don’t know about you, but I for one hope Edie the hamster will swing by and tell Santa what she wants for Christmas. She’s been a very good girl this year!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Cat & Kitten Adoption Event

This morning I awakened to discover that Chez Shitty has neither heat nor hot water. I was able to deduce the latter by the quantity of kitties cuddled up against me for warmth. I learned the latter via the Mister who made this discovery the hard way. Lucky him.

I mention this anecdote because cat ownership isn’t just about a lesson in humility and being a heat source: it is also about companionship. On that note, tomorrow November 7, 2009 starting at noon Empty Cages Collective will be having an cat and kitten adoption event at Williamsburg’s own PS9!


If you have been mulling over sharing your bed with a furry companion— or simply want to swing by, say hi and perhaps leave a donation— why not swing by PS9 tomorrow? They’ll be happy to see you!

Empty Cages Collective Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
November 7, 2009; 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supplies
169 North 9 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

SUNDAY: A Fundraiser For A Very Worthy Cause


Dog people, dog lovers and McCarren Park dog run patrons take note: this Sunday, September 27, 2009 the folks of the McCarren Dog Run Association will hosting a benefit, “Drinking For Dogs”, at PS9 starting at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this event is very simple: to raise funds for a much-needed “dig out” and improvements to the dog run’s drainage system. The McCarren Dog Run is without argument the most trafficked dog run in north Brooklyn. Ironically enough, it is also the one most in need of repair.

This is our dog run folks. We can upgrade it before the numerous condos, nondos and luxury apartments around it reach completion (thus adding many, many more users) or we can wait and watch it further deteriorate. The choice is ours. For this reason I advise any and all dog owners— especially those who use the McCarren Dog Run— they “regulars” or otherwise— to attend this event. Or at the very least make a donation. The latter can be done by clicking here.

Drinking For Dogs
September 27, 2009 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 per ticket which can be purchased by clicking here.
PS9 Pet Supply
169 North 9 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Those who are interested in learning more about “Drinking For Dogs” can do so by pointing and clicking their way to the McCarren Dog Run’s Facebook announcement or by checking out their web site.


Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Empty Cages Collective Cat Adoption Event

May 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 


This upcoming Sunday, May 31st, Empty Cages Collective will be having its second and last adoption event of the month at Williamsburg’s very own PS9 Pet Supplies. Check it out!

Empty Cages Collective Cat Adoption Event
May 31, 2009 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supplies
169 North 9th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Adoptable Cuties At PS 9

March 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 


By all reports it looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend here in north Brooklyn. After (or perhaps before) indulging in some beer and goulash goodness in Greenpoint why not make a detour to PS9 Pet Supply and make the acquaintance of some of the lovely felines of Empty Cages Collective— like sweet little lass in the following video. Her name is Jo Jo, she is six months old and purrrfectly healthy. She would very much like to have a “forever home” to hang her hat. How about yours?

Empty Cages Collective Adoption Event
March 22, 2009, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supplies
169 North 9th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

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