TOMORROW: Two Cat & Kitten Adoption Events

Before I call it a day I want to pass along a couple of adoption events scheduled for tomorrow, March 28. Without further ado here they are in short order!

First up, Empty Cages Collective will be having an adoption event at NYC Pet starting at noon and running until 5:00 p.m.

Empty Cages Collective Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
March 28, 2010; 12:00 – 5:30 p.m.

241 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Secondly, the ladies of North Brooklyn Cats will be hosting at Muddy Paws starting at 2:00 p.m.

North Brooklyn Cats Adoption Event
March 28, 2010 starting at 2:00 p.m.
Muddy Paws
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Check ’em out!

Miss Heather

P.S.: The above black and white ball of cuteness are five kittens, “The Manhattan Specials”, which were recently rescued from the Center for Animal Care and Control by Lisacat.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Beast & Bling

March 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I receive a lot of emails about cats needing homes. Some of them strike me as being dubious, e.g.; the person is simply tired of taking care of them and for this reason seeks my assistance. I am not going to lie to you: this makes me angry. Owning a companion animal is a lifelong commitment. Pets are not something that can simply be thrown away when you no longer want them or prove to be tiresome. They are sentient beings, not chattel. I mention the previous because when I received the following solicitation I was, to be perfectly frank, a bit leery. After some online “discussion” my concerns were quickly assuaged. Not that this made me any happier: it didn’t. Read on and you’ll learn why. Laura writes:

I know you are dedicated to finding wayward kitties good homes. I was wondering if you could help put the word out about these two fine ladies. I took them in after they were abandoned by a evil roommate who took off to Kansas and now can’t be found. He went on a “hiatus” from NYC and I agreed to temporarily take care of the cats. I guess he decided to never come back… They are wonderful kitties, but they are having serious problems dealing with our new baby and my other cat. There has been some hissing at the baby and many fights with the other cat. I’m worried about what might happen (we live in a railroad, so there’s no way to separate). I really do not want to bring these cats to a shelter — they are really affectionate sweet kitties and deserve a good home.


Beast is a fluffy blackish grey approximately ten-year-old kitty, taken in at the same time as Bling. She is spayed, in excellent health and also may need some updates on her shots. Beast is a very small kitty and looks kind of like a mythical woodland creature. This cat will love you ’til you don’t know what to do. She loves to curl up on your lap  and purr (and you hardly notice because she’s so light). She has an extremely sweet disposition and tolerates children quite well, but not other cats (except for Bling.) She is litter box trained and also good about using the scratching post. She is playful and also an excellent flycatcher and mouser.


Bling is an approximately ten-year-old silver tabby. She has been spayed and is in excellent health. She may need some updates on her shots. Bling is a well behaved, playful and extremely loving cat. She loves to chase her laser toy, roll around on the floor purring and rest her head in your lap while you pet her. She is litter box trained and is very good about clawing the scratching post and not the furniture. Bling is not a fan of kids or other cats (except for Beast, her “sister” who she gets along with fine.)

Anyone interested in giving these two cuties the loving (and preferably child-free) home they so richly deserve should contact Laura via email at: elchipz (at) gmail (dot) com


Miss Heather

Greenpoint Videos Du Jour: Adoptable Cutie Cavalcade!

March 13, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I don’t know about you but the weather today is— to put it nicely— a bit rough. Instead of staying home with a case of the rainy day blues I decided to head over to Dog Habitat and meet a few of their newest adoptable cuties. They definitely made me smile and I am certain you will too. Without further ado here they are!

First up, we have Sasha. She is an eight month old Staffordshire Terrier mix rescued from the Center for Animal Care and Control. She’s a bit shy but nonetheless very sweet. I’ll let Jay take it from here.

Next up we have Monkey. Not only is he too is a Staffie mix rescued from the Center For Animal Care and Control but he lives up to his name! It was very difficult to shoot a photograph of Monkey because he was more interested in giving puppy love than aping for the camera— as you’ll see!

For those of you who fancy furkids of the more diminutive variety I present for your Saturday afternoon entertainment this sweet pair of Chihuahua/Jack Russell terrier mixes: Milo (as seen above) and his more outgoing brother Hootie.

Last up, a little something for the cat lovers. A comely one year old chap named Westly. Not only is he very friendly, but he sports some, um, interesting assets.

Those of you who care to know more about the “markings” referenced in the previous video can click here for the reveal. Anyone who is interested in providing a loving home to any of these lovely (and loving) furkids should contact Dog Habitat via telephone at (347) 601-8678 or via email at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org.

Miss Heather

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!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Cat & Kitten Adoption Event Tomorrow!

February 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This item was brought to my attention by a lady named Lindsay. She writes:

Hi Heather,

I enjoy reading your blog and was wondering if you could post the following event. My boyfriend is hosting an Empty Cages kitty adoption event at his tattoo shop.

I have known the gentleman who started Empty Cages Collective for some time. He’s a great guy and is very dedicated to the welfare of animals be they furry or otherwise. Even if you are not in the position to adopt a pet do swing by 8 of Swords and give some adoptable cuties a little love— or make a donation so Empty Cages can keep up the good work!

Empty Cages Collective Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
February 20, 2010 Noon – 5:00 p.m.
8 Of Swords Tattoo Shop & Gallery
178 North 8 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: A Working Class Cat

February 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Oreo has come a long way since I have last written about him. Not only has he been neutered but now he sports a clean bill of health and keeps a careful watch over his place of business and pleasure: Pets on the Run!

Anyone interested in adopting this handsome (and hard-working) gent should swing by and talk to Zohar or Malik.

Miss Heather

A Very Special Valentine’s Day Wish

This item comes courtesy of a fellow Greenpointer and cat lady named Rebecca. She writes:

i’m a fellow greenpoint resident and i believe we both have the acquaintance of the wonderful lisacat. i was wondering if you might be able to give jay jay the cat some press on your blog? jay jay and i would both appreciate your help! he is a somewhat shy but sweet black cat who was unfortunately left mostly blind due to untreated eye infections. he was rescued from the NYC animal care and control almost a year ago and we’re hoping he can find a real home of his own soon.

Jay Jay is a two year old male shorthair who was rescued from the euthanization list at Animal Care & Control. While blind this chap is an otherwise happy, healthy (READ: FIV and feline leukemia-free), loving and playful fella who would very much like to be someone’s Valentine this year. Maybe yours? Anyone interested in learning more about Jay Jay should contact Rebecca via email at: adoptjayjay (at) gmail (dot) com


Miss Heather

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

Adoptable Cuties: Meet Annie, Oliver & Nicole

February 4, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Today was a trying one for yours truly. The general pattern (if in fact there was one) seemed to be people trying to get on my nerves. A number of them succeeded in this endeavor beyond their wildest expectations. This is no small achievement. Inasmuch as I talk a good game the fact of the matter is I am a peace-loving individual. Life (READ: being a former civil servant) has taught me patience— even if it is derived from the “give them enough rope” school of thought— is a virtue. It is for the aforementioned reason that after receiving a salvo of abuse from a particularly nasty individual I was amused when she tried to storm out of the junk shop in a self-righteous huff —only to discover she couldn’t figure out how to open the door. It is such small vindications in life that make it worth living.

Another thing that makes yours truly’s life tolerable on days such as this are fur kids. Now that I think about it I have one that has mastered the art of opening doors. Perhaps he could give the aforementioned person some pointers? But I digress. Needless to say after the previous fiasco  I was very excited to swing by Dog Habitat and make the acquaintance of some lovely adoptable cuties in need of loving, permanent homes. Who cannot help but smile when meeting Annie, Oliver and Nicole? As you will see!


These two 17 weeks old Shih Tzus were recently turned over to Dog Habitat because their owner lost his job and experienced a family emergency. In other words, he was not in a position to take care of them and elected to do the right— if emotionally painful— thing: place them for adoption. It was “nap time” when I swung by today so Annie and Oliver were in rather subdued (but very cute) form. Here’s a video of them in (in)action while Jay tells us their story.


Conversely, this young (1 year old-ish) lass was very eager to get out of her (admittedly luxe) accommodations and get some lovins! I’ll let Jay take it from here.

Anyone interested in making the acquaintance of Annie, Oliver, Nicole or any of the other lovely, loving companions* Dog Habitat has for adoption should contact them via telephone at (347) 601-8678 or via email at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org. In closing, I’d like to mention that next week the guys (and ladies) of Dog Habitat/Unleash Brooklyn will be having a fundraiser with a distinctly Valentine’s Day twist:

Check it out!

Speed Dating For Pet Lovers
February 10, 2010 starting at 8:30 p.m.
Price of admission: $15.00
Dog Habitat/Unleash Brooklyn
216 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

*Who were too pooped to be filmed this afternoon!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Foster Home Needed STAT

Siobhan writes:

I am having to relocate to the UK and due to their quarantine laws Dee Dee can’t travel for approx 6 months (until 21st July) so i am looking for someone to look after him until I can come back to pick him up then. He is approx 7 months old and completely healthy. He does need one trip to the vet (the one he goes to is in Brooklyn) to get neutered and have his second FCVRP vaccination sometime around the 11th-18th February. He’s a really affectionate and easy-going cat although still in his kitten stage (so a little excitable). I would obviously pay for all vet’s bills, food etc. The problem is that I’m leaving on Friday so I am looking for someone to take him in either on Thursday or Friday morning. Let me know if you know anyone or would be interested. It breaks my heart to leave him and I would like to leave him in good hands.

Perhaps yours? Ever wondered if you have the stuff to be a crazy cat person? Here’s your chance to find out! The details about Siobhan’s situation are scant but there’s one inalienable truth: this little guy is damned cute and deserves a good home before he goes “across the pond”.

Anyone interested in giving Dee Dee (named after, I would presume, yours trulys least favorite Ramone) a temporary home should contact Siobhan ASAP at:

sioshields (at) aol (dot) com


Miss Heather

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