Tag: New York

NY is First to Ban De-Clawing Statewide

NY is First to Ban De-Clawing Statewide

New York has become the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats statewide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill into law that outlaws the procedure and imposes a $1,000 fine on veterinarians who perform it. Declawing will still be legal in any case where it’s medically necessary for the cat. “Declawing” is […]

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KittyKind Cat Cafe Opens in NYC

KittyKind Cat Cafe Opens in NYC

Cat lovers Christina Ha and Emilie Legrand have teamed with KittyKind to open NYC’s first cat cafe, Meow Parlour at 46 Heaster St. KittyKind is famous for having rescued Kismet, the original Big Mancat. Ha and Legrand selected KittyKind after Ha adopted her cat, Pickle, from the no-kill rescue organization. Although it’s hard work being adorable […]

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13 MORE Ways to Help Feline Victims of Hurricane Sandy

13 MORE Ways to Help Feline Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Last week, Mousebreath published 13 Ways to Help Feline Victims of Hurricane Sandy. Here are 13 MORE ways to contribute to relief efforts for affected cats. 1) Foster a Staten Island Cat. 2) Donate to the Staten Island Feral Cat Initiative’s SoS (Survivors of Sandy) fund. 3) Help reunite New Jersey cats and their owners: […]

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13 ways to help 4-pawed Sandy victims

13 ways to help 4-pawed Sandy victims

If you’re wondering how you can come to the aid of the furry victims of Frankenstorm, here are 13 ways you can help: 1) KittyKind: This NYC cat rescue center was flooded. All cats were relocated, but two of the center’s most active foster families lost their homes. Aside from monetary donations, addtional foster homes […]

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33-lb Orange Tabby, Sponge Bob, has gone to The Bridge

33-lb Orange Tabby, Sponge Bob, has gone to The Bridge

Sponge Bob, a 33-lb orange tabby surrendered to Animal Haven three months ago, has died. Sponge Bob described himself as exceptionally sweet and a cat who loved kids. In addition to eating and sleeping, his favorite activities were being brushed, sun bathing and people-watching. On June 7th, Sponge Bob was adopted by Matt and Courtney Farrell […]

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Sponge Bob is a 33-lb Love Sponge Seeking Adoption

Sponge Bob is a 33-lb Love Sponge Seeking Adoption

Sponge Bob, a corpulent cat with with a sunny purrsonality, weighed in at 33 lbs. when he arrived at the Animal Haven shelter in New York City. The shelter called Jenny and Sponge Bob has lost 3 lbs. while in its care. The shelter describes Sponge Bob as “an extremely happy cat, loves to be […]

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Obama the Cat Ditched by The Mob

Obama the Cat Ditched by The Mob

After five years of faithful service, Obama the Cat is losing his home at the Cafe Liberty Social Club, a self-described right-wing gathering place in Queens, NY. The Club was inherited from mob associate Alfred “Freddy Hot” DiCongilio, who originally hired Obama as mascot and rat catcher in 2006. The cat was a scrawny stray […]

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Take the Bideawee 12 Cats of Christmas Challenge

Take the Bideawee 12 Cats of Christmas Challenge

Like most shelters, the Bideawee shelter in midtown Manhattan has no shortage of geezer cats and “long stay” cats. So in hopes of finding homes for these darlings for the holidays, Bideawee is challenging pet owners to open their hearts to these “less adoptable” cats and help them find furever homes in the Bideawee 12 […]

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NYC Feline Film Festival to Benefit KittyKind

NYC Feline Film Festival to Benefit KittyKind

Watching cat antics on your computer is great, but there’s nothing like watching them on the big screen… and now’s your chance! At Chat D’oeuvres, a feline film fest at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue at 2nd St.) this weekend you can get your furry fill of our fave companions. According to the promoters, […]

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Willow Puts the Bitey on Family Reunion (video)

Willow Puts the Bitey on Family Reunion (video)

Willow the Cat, who was turned in to a shelter last week in Manhattan and found to belong to a Colorado family, wasn’t quite as keen as the family was on a reunion. With cameras rolling, she bit 3-year-old Lola Squires who promptly erupted in tears. Here’s the video: When asked why she put the […]

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Jack the Cat is Lost and Forgotten by American Airlines

Jack the Cat is Lost and Forgotten by American Airlines

Karen Pascoe entrusted her two cats, Jack and Barry, to American Airlines, but was let down when Jack escaped and the airline did nothing for nearly three days to assist Pascoe in finding him. Five days later, Jack is still at large, presumably in the baggage center at New York’s JFK airport. Pascoe was flying […]

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Cat Guys We Love: Mike Phillips

Cat Guys We Love: Mike Phillips

Is there a Crazy Cat Lady alive who isn’t charmed to death by Cat Guys? Just by virtue of this single cat-loving attribute, the Cat Guy is ushered into a special revered class. Mike Phillips of NYC is the resident stage director of the New York City Opera. When he’s not back stage, he’s a […]

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Renowned Feline Composer Ketzel Has Gone to the Bridge

Renowned Feline Composer Ketzel Has Gone to the Bridge

Ketzel, an award-winning feline composer who was featured in “The World of Women in Classical Music,” died last week in her Upper West Side home in New York City. She was 19 years old. Like other musical icons, Ketzel went by her first name only. Ketzel was a fan of Bach, and when her man […]

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How Fat Eddie’s Heft Saved His Life

How Fat Eddie’s Heft Saved His Life

In New York’s Upper West Side this week, Eddie, a 15-lb heavyweight white cat with sea-green eyes (a dead ringer for Mickey Mantle Harris of Port Washington NY), was whisked to the heavens by a red-tailed hawk. His owner heard the commotion: the telltale screech of a hawk landing its prey interspersed with the terrified […]

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Kitten Tossed out of Car on Verrazano Bridge

Kitten Tossed out of Car on Verrazano Bridge

A soul-less loser with a heart of stone tossed a 5-week old kitten from a moving car on New York’s Verrazano Bridge last weekend. The kitten survived, but only because of kismet: an Animal Care and Control officer was driving an animal transport vehicle directly behind the car from which the kitten was tossed, and […]

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Hijinx, Coney Island’s Freak Show Cat, is Dead at 17

Hijinx, Coney Island’s Freak Show Cat, is Dead at 17

Hijinx, the cat who ruled the sideshow at Coney Island, has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. She was 17 years old. Hijinx lived in rooms above the freak show at the iconic amusement park. According to Goodie Magazine, she once bossed a street gang, and is responsible for the murders of certain other neighborhood residents. […]

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