Adoptable Cutie: Meet Papasito


Per the folks at Dog Habitat (where this handsome fellow presently hangs his hat— or would that be sombrero?):

This adorable boy is Papacito. Unfortunately he was another victim of irresponsible pet ownership. He was found by one of our staff members in a box in front of a dumpster next to Papacito’s in Greenpoint. There was a bag next to the carrier with cold cuts, some dry food, a rabies tag, a little money and a note describing his demeanor and health. This sweet cat deserved better than to be deposited on the street but now he’s safe here with us. Can you open your home to a poor, abandoned boy?

If anyone reading this wants to provide this fellow the loving forever home he richly deserves, please contact the folks at Dog Habitat via email at rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org.

Thanks— and spread the word!

The Word On The Street, Part IV: Meow?


As captured (again) on Bogart Street. While I am on the subject of felines, the ladies of North Brooklyn Cats have a real cutie up for adoption. Her “name” is Ramona, she was rescued from a storm-damaged block in Far Rockaway and is just shy of a year old. However, this photo of her truly is the “deal-maker”. Do give it a look-see. You will NOT be disappointed!

New York Shitty Adoptable Cutie Du Jour: Looking For Trouble?

If so, Kevin may very well be your guy!

Do not let this innocent “adopt me face” fool you: this feisty feline is capable of all manner and variety of winsome mischief— and when he isn’t Kevin’s simply resting up for more shenanigans— as I learned at the North Brooklyn Cats adoption event today at Muddy Paws. Enjoy!

Those of you seeking a more mellow companionshould meet “Macaroni”:

This sweet fellow loves to be loved. Today he quietly laid in the lap of one lady visitor for 20 minutes. As you can see from the above image he does not like living in a cage. He wants a lap to call his own— maybe yours? You can learn more about Kevin, Macaroni and their equally adorable (and adoptable) friends by checking out North Brooklyn Cat’s Petfinder page. Check it out!

Spotted At Pets On The Run: Adoptable Cuties!

July 24, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This afternoon as I headed out to run a few errands I spotted a new (and as you can see adorable) face at this establishment. Intrigued, I decided to stop by later.

When I did I noticed this lass (?), clearly fatigued from standing guard at the front door, was out cold…

and that she has a “friend”!

Those of you who are looking for a furry companion (or two) should stop by and make their acquaintance. Eyeball-searing cuteness (as seen in the above photo) awaits.

Pets On The Run
989 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Urban Fur: Iris

February 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

I happened upon this fetching lass (who clearly has a taste for the finer things in life) while passing Bagatelle yesterday afternoon. Intrigued, I went inside so as to inquire of her name. The kindly storekeeper explained that Iris, despite her kittens being adopted, is still awaiting a loving home.

The details I received about Iris are scant. She is two years old and I can personally attest she is petite and quite sweet— if a mite bit shy. Anyone interested in giving this lady a forever home (or simply a head scratch) can/should swing by 714 Manhattan Avenue. You will not be disappointed!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Homeless After The Holidays

Last night the plight of these two furkids— and their “people”— was brought to my attention by a friend. To keep a long (and very sad) story short their human family has to vacate their apartment and, not having any resources upon which to fall, will be forced to enter the shelter system. This is bad. Now imagine, if you will, being told there is no shelter space available for families in Brooklyn so you and your children will (in all probability) have to move to the Bronx. This is worse.

I for one cannot imagine what it must be like to not only face homelessness but also having to leave the community I call home. If there was a time someone needed friends above anything else this would be it. But our city does not exactly see it that way. So move they will. Which brings me to the subject of this post: while the city might accord this family shelter— however remotely located— they are not in the business of housing homeless cats.

Bootsie and Footsie are two healthy, neutered, two year old brothers who need our help. Here is how they were described to me:

Bootsie– tuxedo like a lap dog. Laid back. Loves string, mouse toys, boxes . Watches tv.

Footsie– tabby cat. Loves feet. Sitting on lap, aluminum balls, string, bags, very active.

Ideally their family would like a foster arrangement so when they get back on their feet their furry friends can come back “home”. In the meantime they would prefer— but do not require— the ability to visit Bootie and Footsie on occasion. I have also been told someone will provide food and litter to whomever is kind of enough to provide these two handsome chaps temporary accommodations.

I realize Christmas has come and gone. But why not demonstrate some holiday spirit by being a friend to a few fellas who, for reasons well outside of their control, cannot help themselves. This is not only the right thing to do, but given the state of our economy nowadays anyone— and I mean anyone— could find themselves in a similar situation. This of course includes you and me. Have a heart.

Anyone interested in providing Bootsie and Footsie a home (or can otherwise help) please shoot me an email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (com). I will make sure your inquiries get forwarded to their family who, it should be noted, will have to vacate their home next weekend.


From The New York Shitty Inbox: Cat Help

December 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A person we’ll call “L” writes:

A friend of mine suggested I email you because I am in a real crap cat situation and he thought you may be able to help.  I live in Greenpoint and have two cats.  My boyfriend is extremely allergic to cats, so he cannot come to my apartment and I end up spending way too much time at his place.  So, my poor cats are left alone quite often.  My boyfriend is taking allergy drops, but this could take years to work and the doctor doesn’t think he will ever be able to actually live with cats.  I adore my cats and have laughed/loved the cat lady jokes from friends over the years, but I am realizing that I have to find them a new and better home.  I am not being a good parent, and my boyfriend and I would like to move in with one another.  So, I have put up flyers, asked everyone I know and their mother, and posted on facebook and pet finder and everything else.  People don’t seem to want to adopt full grown cats.  But. people in Greenpoint love cats.  so, maybe I thought I could reach them and tell them about these amazing two cats that need to be adopted though you. I have attached my flyer and two photos.  Sorry for the long email.  Please let me know what you think.  I would really appreciate your help.  I’m feeling totally freaked, because I don’t know what to do.  Thanks.

Anyone who wishes to give “L” a hand— or better yet give these cuties a home— should shoot an email to: TunaandBlack (at) gmail (dot) com


Quicklink: Sumi Needs A Home!

December 20, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

When I found a missive in my inbox about the plight of Sumi this afternoon I simply had to make my fellow animal lovers at Gothamist* aware of her situation. Those of you who want to give this lovely gal a home for the holidays (and the rest of her life) can get the full low-down by clicking here.



From The New York Shitty Inbox: Foster/Forever Home Wanted

December 12, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A woman called “D” writes:

I am having trouble finding a foster for the sweet kitty who was left behind when her 85 year old owner died a few weeks ago… (I’ve attached photos). Would you be able to post for a foster and/or potential home for her? We have been trying rescue orgs with no luck and I’d hate to see this poor cat slip through the cracks. She’s very sweet but shy at first. I’m guessing she must be really traumatized after being in the apartment for 2 weeks alone after the owner died (the brother of the person who died was feeding her but the landlord said he was going to put her out on the street!). She’s had a rough time. I already posted in the N Brooklyn community group and now that I have a photo I will repost. If you could possibly post in NYS that would be amazing. I hope this little girl can find a good place before the holidays.

Duly posted! Anyone who wishes to give this gal a home for the holidays should shoot an email to vbond78 (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

LAST GASP: Autumn Adoption Day At District Dog!

Check it out!

Autumn Adoption Day
November 12, 2011 starting at noon
District Dog
142 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

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