Urban Fur: Berry Street

June 25, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Fur, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken June 25, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Stray Cat Strut

June 5, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11205, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Urban Fur 

From Pulaski Street.

Urban Fur: Cattitude

April 24, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

From Java Street.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Vollies Needed!

April 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

The very kind lady who oversees the feral cat colony at the end of India Street, Tori, writes:

Hi Heather,

We met at the unfortunate demise of one of our cats at the River Colony… I’ve been telling people, recently, I’m missing a few cats down there. Their response is that it is spring, yada.

Anyway, I don’t think the filth helps much, viz-a-viz disease, if that is what this is. I’ve tried, but it is more crap and glass than one person can handle. When the city cleaned for the opening of the ferry, they did the whole area, *except* for the colony area, i.e. the area behind the barriers. Nice. And they had like, 50 workers. What would it have cost them to have swept and cleaned that area for me? Especially since I had been on the horn with the head of sanitation since a long time before the ferry was a gleam in whomever’s eye, trying to get a crew out there. C’est la… citie.

Would you be able to post this for me?

Tori goes on to add in a second email:

1. One of my feeders is unable to continue due to conflicts of work schedule, so I will need new volunteers for the colony at West Street for nighttime feeders,  5-7 pm. The ad should say “this is not for the cats at the ferry. That colony has two daily caretakers.”

I think people have seen the ad requesting feeders for a colony on India and assume it is for the cats at the ferry, because I have seen a huge uptick in human food debris and cat food cans being left randomly, which is a lot of extra work for me. Work I do not need, needless to say.

Therefore, I’m thinking of asking you, would it be possible for you to post a notice to people stating the following?

2. Please to not leave human food near the ferry for the cats. Bacon, ham, barbecue chicken, salad, Chinese food and sandwiches are some of the food the caretaker has to clean up in the morning. Pork products are especially harmful to the cats. The cats are fed twice a day and they do not eat human food. The food attracts ants, flies and vermin, particularly in the hot weather and is potentially a health problem for the colony. The caretakers are appreciative of your thoughtfulness.

Done— and done!

Photo Credits: This photo of yours truly’s favorite feline who calls India Street her home (her name is Esméralda, for those of you are wondering) was taken by yours truly. I have word she is safe and sound!

Urban Fur: Stray Cat Strut

While today is most certainly a bit brisk, that did not deter some of North ‘Point’s feral felines from catching a little sunshine! Closing on a related note (and although I have posted this already) the foursome lounging at left are in need of someone to help with their care! Tori, their “person”, writes:

Needed one or two colony caretakers for a feral cat colony of seven cats for morning feedings near West Street. Saturday morning,  and one or two other mornings, to be fed at 830- 9 A.M. Caretaker provides food. All the cats are neutered/spayed and are delightful. Colony has several caretakers. Rewarding work. A brief training is available the first time; vbondart@hotmail.com

Please help spread the word!

 

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Caretakers Needed!

April 1, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This comes courtesy of a lass named D. The caretaker of the fetching felines which grace India Street, Tori, needs help! She writes:

Needed one or two colony caretakers for a feral cat colony of seven cats for morning feedings near West Street. Saturday morning,  and one or two other mornings, to be fed at 830- 9 A.M. Caretaker provides food. All the cats are neutered/spayed and are delightful. Colony has several caretakers. Rewarding work. A brief training is available the first time; vbondart@hotmail.com

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Two Cats

April 1, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Cats

Taken by Will Star.

Urban Fur: Callie, Revisited

This afternoon I had the pleasure of stumbling upon Callie (whose moniker comes at the behest of her jaunty tri-color coat) enjoying a little springtime sunshine with her bi-pedal companion, Peter.

As you can clearly see she’s one pampered pussy!

Urban Fur: On The Waterfront

March 15, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Taken March 14, 2012.

Urban Fur: Grand Street, Revisited

Today I had the pleasure of taking a sojourn around Newtown Creek with the inimitable author of The Newtown Pentacle (and all-around nice guy) Mitch Waxman. Along our route was the place of work (and play) for a bevy of my favorite feral friends: Alexander Iron Works. You can view my (slowly growing) photo set of this colony by clicking here. Check it out!

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