Spotted On Bushwick Avenue: Alfred The Wonder Dog

I’m not certain if Alfred is still looking for a home, but anyone looking for a canine companion would be hard-pressed to beat this fella. Too cute!

Miss Heather

Found At The McCarren Dog Run: An Update

I am pleased to announce that this lovely lass who was recently found at the McCarren Park Dog Run has been given a clean bill of health courtesy of our local veterinarian, Brad Seaman! This evening she will be spayed and thereafter will be ready for adoption. If you or anyone you know, dear readers, are interested in giving this very sweet and well-behaved lady the loving home she deserves— or simply want to learn more about her— please contact her good Samaritan at the above-listed telephone number. Thanks!

Miss Heather

THIS SUNDAY: Adoption Event At District Dog

February 24, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item was brought to my attention the guys at Dog Habitat. This upcoming Sunday, February 27, they will be conducting an adoption event at their sister business: District Dog. As the above flier states, there will be pups ranging from “tiny to gigantic”. To give you, dear readers, a clearer idea of exactly what this entails (horrible pun completely intended) I am pleased as punch to introduce you to a few pups who will be at this event and are in search of good homes. Maybe yours?

Kiki, who was rescued from a puppy mill

Ella, who was rescued from Brooklyn Animal Care & Control

The name of this handsome little guy eludes me. However, he and his siblings were rescued from a puppy mill in Virginia.

And last, but hardly least, Misty.

If this lass looks familiar to some of you this is because she was found at McGolrick Park a couple weeks ago.

Dog Habitat Adoption Event
February 27, 2011 11:00 – 3:00 p.m.
District Dog
142 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

P.S.: There will kitties available for adoption at this event too!

Photo Credits: the fabulous portraits gracing this post were taken by Shaina Fishman. You can view more of her work by clicking here.

Adoptable Cuties: Meet Clementine & Smoky

Today being cold and dreary as it is yours truly decided to swing by Dog Habitat and meet a couple of their feline residents in search of a new home. Without further ado, here they are!

First up, I present to you the lovely Miss Clementine. This 1-2 year old spayed female is amazingly friendly and loves to purr. Follows is Jay telling us her story.

Next up, I present this distinguished gentleman. Smoky is is an owner surrender (his “person” recently moved into a senior citizens’ facility). He has a very affectionate personality— as you will see!

Lastly, the folks at Dog Habitat would your help finding this handsome little guy’s owner. “Buddy”, as he is called, was recently found at Sternberg Park. Here’s Jay to tell us his story.

Anyone who is interested in providing a loving home to either of these lovely (and loving) furkids and/or can help Buddy find his way back home should contact Dog Habitat via telephone at  (718) 395-2298 or email at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org.


Miss Heather

P.S.: When you swing by be sure to say “Hi” to Lion another adoptable cutie. He is quite a handful!

Nanu Needs Help

Anyone who is familiar with Empty Cages Collective knows the the founder of this organization, P.J., is very dedicated to protecting the welfare of all our city’s critters. Given today is his birthday I feel compelled to pass along the story of Nanu. Per Empty Cage Collective’s ChipIn page dedicated to her:

Nanu was recently rescued from a neglect situation by Empty Cages Collective. She was dropped (literally) by her previous guardians resulting in two terribly damaged knees and legs. After being denied care for this issue, Nanu developed a life threatening infection. Empty Cages Collective found out about Nanu’s plight from another rescuer and rushed into action to help her. After receiving emergency surgery for a runaway pyometra infection, Nanu went to an ECC foster home to recuperate.

She has recovered from her infection very well. She is incredibly sweet and lovable, and very snugly. But she can’t walk… yet. Surgery will provide Nanu with an opportunity to walk and even run and jump again…

You can read more about Nanu and tender a donation towards her medical expenses by clicking here. Happy birthday P.J.!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Benefit For Aponte

December 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Devery (who sent me this item) writes:

Hi Miss Heather,
I’m a friend of Howard Wu as well as his dog Aponte — you were so kind to link to Aponte’s story and Chipin page, and I wanted to let you know about his fundraiser Friday!
Here is the flyer — would you be so kind to post?
Duly posted!

Benefit For Aponte
December 10, 2010 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Messiah
129 Russell Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Aponte Needs Your Help!

November 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes from my friend Rob over at Dog Habitat/Unleash Brooklyn. He writes:

Hi Heather,

We wanted to bring Aponte’s case to your attention. He is a sweet dog who has spent over 4 years in shelters. (more than half his life). Recently he is under foster care with our friend Howard, who is a terrific foster dad. Unfortunately, from years of inactivity and malnutrition Aponte’s knees need major surgery, each knee will cost $3900. On Tuesday he will go under surgery for the first knee. Howard has managed to raise half the money to pay for the first knee… Aponte is the kind of dog friendly to all humans and dogs and who manages to steal hearts quickly. His story is amazing, and if you could please post this on your site we think we can help Howard reach the goal to pay for the first knee.

Duly posted! You can learn more about Aponte by checking out his Facebook page. Otherwise you can tender a donation towards his surgery(ies) by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: Howard Wu

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Calling All Creatures Great & Small…

September 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

(And The People Who Love Them!)

This item comes from my friend Jay at Dog Habitat. He writes:

Hey Heather! Here’s the scoop on the upcoming event on October 3! Could you please post early next week? We’re printing postcards and
posters that we’ll start handing out on Tuesday. THANK YOU!

Church of the Ascension and Greenpoint Williamsburg Mission in cooperation with Unleash: Brooklyn & Dog Habitat Rescue invite you
celebrate your beloved animal on October 3rd at 4pm at the Church of the Ascension. There will also be a service of remembrance for beloved
animals no longer with us — if you would like the name of your deceased animal read during the service, please send an email to ascensionbrooklyn (at) gmail (dot) com or call (718) 389-3831

Follows is the full rundown per the folks at the Church of the Ascension!

This St. Francis day, October 3, at 4 p.m. we will be holding an Animal Blessing and Remembrance service at 4pm at the Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St. between Franklin and Manhattan Ave — emphasize Kent Street, not Avenue!). It is a wonderful service for two reasons. First, animals bless us every day with their presence, their unconditional love and a communication that exceeds anything words could ever convey. Those of us who love animals, who live with them daily, feel as deeply toward them as we do toward humans (sometimes more deeply). On this day we gather to bless them, and ask for their health and joy in the coming year. In addition, we will be having a remembrance of those animals we love that have died. Losing an animal and the lack of closure or ritual around it is very hard for many of us left behind.  We hope that the solemn reading of their names during the service affords some sense of healing and shared mourning over these losses.

Beginning at 3:30 there will be a processional of rescue dogs from Dog Habitat Rescue. If you would like to join the parade we will be meeting at co-sponsor Unleash: Brooklyn (216 Franklin St between Huron and Green St) with the whole array of animals for a solemn, yet noisy procession (incense included) to the church — New Orleans style! If you prefer, you can meet at the church at 4 p.m. There will be tables outside the church to bring awareness to animal rescue concerns and rights issues. All are welcome – cats, dogs and all creatures great and small — inside the chapel for the service. At the conclusion of the service there will be a reception in both the back yard and front of the church replete with animal and human refreshments. Wine generously supplied by Lily from Dandelion Wine and her dog, Bonita (the cattle dog). The event is also sponsored by District Dog. Dogs must be on leash. Cats, rodents and other animals must be in carriers. Teddy bears may roam freely if accompanied by a child.

One such “rescue dog” is the cover canine gracing the flier at the beginning of this post. His name is Buster!

All Creatures Great & Small: Blessing The Animals and Service of Remembrance
October 3, 2010 starting at 4:00 p.m. (the procession of adoptable cuties— including Buster— starts at 3:30 at Unleash Brooklyn)
Church of the Ascension
127 Kent Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

P.S.: I can only hope Draco, the Greenpoint dragon and resident of Kent Street, gets blessed. Sometimes those we love (and, in return, love us) have scales!

Name These Kittens: The Bed-Stuy Quartet

Yesterday I had the blues so I went for a walk. I’m glad I did. It was on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg that I learned things could always be worse. For example, I could be this guy— or worse yet, his ex-girlfriend. So it goes. Today I met some little ones who had an even rougher life… and they’re only six weeks old!

When Jay of Dog Habitat told me last weekend that they just got in a litter of kittens rescued from Bed-Stuy naturally I had to make their acquaintance.

Here they are!

These two are definitely the more outgoing of the bunch. The “crouching tiger” is the solitary boy of the litter. I nicknamed him “Biggie Smalls” because he is the biggest of the “smalls”. His more defiant companion (who Jay has nicknamed “Smudgy”) appears to be the leader of this crew, as you will see.

These two are much more shy. Especially the one on the left.  The one on the right is the runt of the litter. Given she is little…

VERY LITTLE and hails from Bed-Stuy I nicknamed her L’il Kim. Not that these kittens have names per se: they don’t. But more about that later. Here’s Jay telling us how these Bed-Stuy beauties came to be (albeit temporarily) Greenpointers.

Then Jay left me alone to get acquainted with them. We started with an ice breaker I like to call “watch the hand”.

Then we upgraded to a cat toy.

Then we had a little lunch.

But back to the purpose of this post: these kittens do not have names! For this reason Jay and I decided a contest is in order. Do you have names for this winsome quartet of cuties? If so, please tender them via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Otherwise, you can see more pix and videos of these cuties by clicking here.

In closing, here a little something for the dog lovers out there. The above lovely lass, Abby, was recently found wandering around Jackie Robinson Parkway in Queens. Luckily a good Samaritan picked her up. And by the previous I mean lucky for her and us: she’s a sweet gentle thing!

As I have (often) written before: 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. Tell ’em I sent you.


Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Anxious

March 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

This lovely lass is named Sadie. I learned from her “person” (who was keeping a careful watch over her) she is rescue with a lot of  trust “issues”. Miss Sadie may be skittish, but thanks to a lot of TLC she is learning— albeit slowly— to trust people. After her person assured her the Mister and I were okay she nuzzled up against us and received copious head rubs. She’s a sweetie.

Few things in life give me the joy that comes from seeing a lovely (and loving) furkid getting a new lease leash on life at the behest of a compassionate and very patient fellow homo sapiens.

Miss Heather

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