After Malibu & Co. were adopted, we planned for a quiet summer. We said we weren't taking on any new projects, no TNR, no fosters. Then of course, stuff happened. We did a small TNR project in Sunset Park that yielded us a new foster (Shelby), and other cats literally wandered into our lives (Frostbite, Arrow). Of course, tragedy also struck when our foster friend died, and we couldn't help but get swept up in the ensuing work to place all of her cats. That's still going on, but since August we have adopted out 10 cats! That's a new record for us, even though we still have way too many at home. But more on that later. For now, here's the 10 who found new homes since August.
Frostbite: This guy showed up in our yard looking pretty chewed up. Amazingly, he turned out to be totally healthy despite his appearance and he was adopted by a guy in Bay Ridge, his name is Jack now.
Shelby: This beautiful calico girl was part of a family of cats living in a cellar in Sunset Park. We realized at some point that she is blind, probably since birth, which may have been why she is so tame. She was quickly adopted by a med student who says she is doing great at finding her way around.
Journeyman: This former feral was a real success story. He has been around for a few years, slowly getting more and more tame. We finally brought him inside last October and over the summer he found his real home in Chelsea. I got to catsit for him in the fall, he loves his home!
Beulah: Formerly Medusa, this lovely lady was trapped for a TNR project but was just tame enough to justify keeping her. She was being fostered by a friend who tragically died so she came back home to live with us. She was adopted with another cat from this group (Mrs Beasley) and now lives upstate with a family and a dog!
Jack: Beulah's son, he was a rough-edged street kitten when he arrived but became a very sweet boy in due time. He bonded with Leah (see below) and went to a home in Washington Heights with her.
Leah: A feral kitten who was convinced to become tame, Leah fell in love with Jack so we were ecstatic when an adopter took both of them so they could spend their lives together.
Arrow: This gray lady was probably dumped, she was totally tame and well-fed when we found her outside. But her tail was injured, and eventually half of it fell off! She moved to Bensonhurst into a home with another cat pal.
Babycakes: This special guy has cerebellar hypoplasia, a condition that makes coordination difficult. He was part of a small feral family in a Bushwick backyard. The rest were TNR'd but we decided to hold him for adoption. In no time a great adopter stepped up and now he lives with two other black kittens in Williamsburg. He even had a specially-designed litterbox!
Ernie: Another cat from the lot of 14 whose owner died, Ernie has had it tough. His teeth were bothering him terribly and he was losing weight from not eating enough. A trip to the dental specialist resulted in the removal of all but 3 of his teeth. He is now doing great in his new home in Staten Island. He lives with several dogs but is getting braver every day.
Next: our current stock of adoptable cats.