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:


Noah…

and his sister Lilith

Wallaby…

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

SUNDAY: A Fundraiser For A Very Worthy Cause

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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.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

Meet Jonny

February 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg 

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Since the weather (all things considered) was downright gorgeous yesterday the Mister and I headed down to PS9 to meet a few of the cats from Empty Cages Collective.

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The one that stole my heart above all others (and this is no small achievement— there were many a heart stealer to be had*) was this guy. His name is Jonny and he was rescued from the euthanasia list at the Center for Animal Care and Control. His crime? Having Feline Leukemia. The sad reality is any cat (or kitten) who is sick be it a mere cold, upper respiratory infection, Feline Leukemia or F.I.V. gets V.I.P. treatment at the CACC when it comes to joining this club. One which they (more often than not) enter and never leave.

But it is not the purpose of this post to be grim. There are a number of seemingly little things you can do to stop this from happening. Yes, I am asking that you “get involved” by…

  1. learning more about trap, neuter and return and volunteering at your local feral cat colony.
  2. Spay and neutering your pets. You want to end “Euth lists” (as they call them)? This is the way to do it!
  3. Volunteering at your local animal shelter…
  4. and perhaps, taking in a cat with special needs in your home.

Adopting a cat with Feline Leukemia is not for everyone. They cannot mix with “non-positive cats” as the disease is spread by saliva. In addition there are additional responsibilities that come with having a cat living with Feline Leukemia. The previous is not to suggest, however, that they cannot live long healthy lives or give lots of love. As you will see in this video of Jonny. Be sure to turn up the volume and listen to his crazy purr— I’ve never heard anything like it in my life!

Although someone has apparently filled out an application to adopt this wonderful dude nothing has been set in stone, so to speak. What’s more, he has lots of fellow Empty Cage cats who would very much like to call your home their own. You can meet them by clicking here.

Miss Heather

*A few of whom you can see by licking here!

TOMORROW: Empty Cages Collective At PS9!

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

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Saturday, February 21, from noon until 5:00 p.m. the cats of Empty Cages will be eagerly waiting to make your acquaintance at Williamsburg’s very own PS9. Why not swing by and say hi? Who knows, maybe you’ll make a new furry friend or two?

Empty Cages Collective Adoption Event
February 21, 2009, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supplies
169 North 9th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Oh yeah, even if you are not in the position to adopt Empty Cages gladly welcomes donations be it supplies, your time or money. For more details about volunteering please check out their web site or contact them via email at:

emptycagescollective (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!

Miss Heather

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