Dr. Seaman of Greenpoint Veterinary Hospital lost his cat Greta today from his Huron St (between Manhattan Ave & Franklin St) home. If you find her please do not hesitate to call (718) 406 – 2022. Please share this post.
This is an important message to dog owners who love their dogs: Don’t leave your dog tied up outside. Please! No matter how desperate you are for a roll of toilet paper or an avocado.
After shopping at Met Food on Driggs I spotted this adorable dog tied up outside. What an easy puppy to steal, I thought. But since I have a conscience, I walked across the street to the liquor store for a bottle of white, talked with the owner for at least 3 minutes about how Hennessy has a monopoly on Cognac and when I came out the pooch was still alone. I had enough time to walk back and take a bunch of photos and still no owner was in sight.
People – bad people – steal dogs and sell them or do horrible things to them. Dogs “are typically stolen for money, bait, or lab testing,” according to CBS who reported a dog napping while the owner was present. And don’t think it’s just little dogs that are stolen, even big tough looking dogs, like pitbulls and shepherds, are targets.
Everyday in Greenpoint, I see too many sweet and well-cared for dogs left alone at the risk of being dognapped. As New Yorkers we are multi-taskers with little time, but if running errand means leaving your dog tied up, please don’t take the risk.
I am sure the dog pictured has an owner who loves him and I hate to make him an example, but hopefully it will make others think twice, not to mention limit the neighborhood’s heartbrokenness every time we see a poster with a missing pet on it.
Sheldon is lost. He was last seen on Java St and has a heart condition. If you find him or have any information about him please contact Steve at 917-656-7411.
With all these lost pets is everyone getting their pets ID collars and microchips? Even if they are indoor cats, they can get out! And make sure to snap a great detailed photo, in case they do run away, you can plaster the neighborhood in posters!
Myrtle has been missing since 10/6/12. She is a 6lb black Chihuahua last seen on Monitor St. and Norman Ave in Greenpoint. If found please call 646-339-2456, 347-962-2979 or 855-364-8222. Or email brunette2488 (AT) gmail.com or d.maveal (AT) gmail.com.
Sometimes it feels like Greenpoint is the capital of Lost Kitty-land, or perhaps where all Internet cats go to retire. It doesn’t take long to find a lamp post covered with layers of lost cat posters, old ones getting covered up by new ones. It feels as though our fine little northern Brooklyn neighborhood is overrun with free kittens, feral cats and locals looking for their lost furry friends. Ever wonder how this happens? How do people lose their cats? Do they leave their doors or windows open? Are felines naturally attracted to those giant digester eggs at the waste facility on Greenpoint Avenue? Are Greenpointers trying to hipsterize their cats by making them “free range”? If your cat “escapes” your home, would you chase right after it? Or do people think that posting flyers all over the neighborhood will bring them back? Look at these flyers. Many of them don’t have a good picture of their cats so the tiny chance that someone may identify their missing pet is minimized. And many say, “Goes by: Mr. Fluffypants” Really? Cats respond to names given to them? I don’t think so. And there is the phone number; what are you supposed to do with that? Call and say that you think you just saw their cat running east on Manhattan Avenue? I do have sympathy for anyone losing a loved one, but might I suggest to all cat owners right now: Take some good mug and side profile shots of your kitty and create a missing cat flyer template now because chances are it’s going to happen.
Now, I don’t have a completely sarcastic view of this. Just yesterday, I was walking down my street and saw another missing cat flier for a very cute long-haired friend named Nappy, and it reminded me of when I lost my beloved feline Casper when I was 12 years old in a land far away from here.
Greenpointers loves furry critters and hopes the website serves to both reunite lost pets with their owners and helps stray animals find loving homes. In support of this cause, we organized a hilarious Comedy Night at Saint Vitus on Wednesday 4/18/12 at 8pm. For $5 come and laugh your butts off. We are donating all the proceeds to our favorite animals rescue, Dog Habitat Rescue. We want this to be a big night so we can raise a lot of funding for animals in need, so come out, bring your friends and please help spread the word!
Comedians: Tom Cowell Mike Lawrence Christine Meehan Adam Conover Tim Dillon
Be on the lookout for a small, gray and black Schnauzer mixed-breed dog named Prudence. She slipped out of her harness on Friday April 13, 2012 around 10:30pm and ran north on Lorimer towards Meserole. She is friendly but scared. She has a black collar with a green tag. If you find her, or have seen her, do not hesitate to contact her owners, anytime: