Over a year and a half ago, Greenpoint resident Shane Gill began feeding a colony of feral cats on Eckford Street. The Cats had congregated at a construction site there, which lay dormant due to a stop work order. Now, construction is set to begin again, and the cats’ displacement is eminent. Gill reached out to the Greenpoint community for advice about how to help relocate his feline fellows, and Greenpoint residents responded with overwhelming support for our neighborhood cats. Continue reading
Oh, the life of a bodega cat – no shortage of mice to chase around or cardboard boxes to lounge in, lots of friendly neighbors to stop by and scratch you on the head and, of course, freedom to do as you please in or outdoors – including having lots of cute, furry babies!
While of course everyone loves a sweet, fluffy pile of kittens, we probably can all agree that spaying and neutering efforts are necessary, for our furry friends’ own sake. Happily, the Assembly has just passed a bill this June that will help fund an effort to curb New York City’s homeless animal population. Continue reading
Some of the best posters I find are scotch taped to in bodegas. This one is a call for feral cat colony feeders in Greenpoint. If you want to pitch in email Victoria vbondart (at) hotmail.com or Matt cutler9 (at) gmail.com. Continue reading
A recent Greenpoint Gazette article cites the problems caused by rising feral cat populations and explains that the Trap-Nueter-Released (TNR) model is, “If you feed, fit it!” If you think you’re helping strays by feeding them, but not going the extra step to have them neutered, you are making the problem worse. And don’t be a [blank] and abandon your pets ever! There is no need to elaborate on how [blanked] up that is.
I received a letter from a Greenpointer who needs your help:
“I currently feed a colony of feral cats on Green St that are all neutered and friendly. They keep the rats away and make people smile. Just for the record there is one or two of me on every block in Greenpoint: people who take care of cats that were dumped because someone couldn’t take care of them. It’s a sad reality.