I should really get a pet. Surely the thought has crossed your mind. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to cuddle up and be lazy with? The dating scene in New York isn’t getting you anywhere. You’re tired of watching Stranger Things alone on the couch, curled up with a pint of Van Leeuwen. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone soft and furry to watch with you? Someone who returns your calls (meows)? Someone who doesn’t cancel dinner plans (the food dish is expected to be filled by 6pm sharp, or else)? Well, it’s time to give in to your urges and do some good. Consider adopting a kitty, many of whom have had rough starts in life and are all-too-ready to have a place to call home. Every Sunday from 2pm-6pm holistic pet store Muddy Paws (447 Graham Avenue) hosts a cat (and kitten!) adoption event.
“Me and my husband found a small chihuahua dog on Russell Street between Nassau and Norman. The dog is very sweet and is definitely a pet… We can’t hang on to her for long – we can’t have pets in our apartment (blah!) and we will probably need to bring her to a shelter soon. ”
Here is my contact info – Christine 646-206-9532
If anyone can foster this cute rescue (look at those ears!) so Christine can avoid taking her to a shelter that would rule!
Come on Greenpoint, let’s take care of our stray pups!
Sam the Cat was taken in after living on the streets for more than a year. It was right before last week’s snowstorm when we found her and she was cold and very hungry, but she was really starving for affection. She was likely abandoned and isn’t into the street cat life. She loves cuddles, soft blankets and warmth. LOOK AT THAT FACE!
We brought her to the vet and she was healthy, FELV/FIV negative and likely already spayed. Her age is unknown – she isn’t a kitten and not geriatric. She has been treated for fleas and though she tested negative for parasites, we are treating her – just in case.
She is good with dogs and other cats and loves people.
If you can find room in your home and heart for this sweet creature please consider it. Or if you know someone who needs a loving and mellow companion, please share this. She will make a great pet.
No adoption fee. All vet bills have been paid.
Interested? Email me greenpointers at gmail.com or call or text 718-791-7607.
Thanks in advance for any help with getting Sam The Cat into her “FUREVER HOME.”
Yesterday this puggle looking pooch was found by our friends at Five Leaves running around on Norman Ave in Greenpoint with no microchip and no collar. If you are the owner or have any information about this dog please contact: kathymechamny (at) gmail.com.
The owner writes:
I lost my cat, Fez, last night (8/13/13) around 65 Ainslie St (betw. Union and Keap in 11211.) He fell off a 4th floor balcony, and I am not sure whether he is hurt or not.
He is just over a year old, not microchipped, petite with gray and white tuxedo markings and green eyes.
Under normal circumstances, he is very friendly to strangers.
Many of you might know “Morris” the orange cat who lived in the manger outside of the St. Anthony’s Church on Manhattan Ave. Reader Emily informed us sadly that poor Morris has passed away and one of his humans wrote this note for him. Even the littlest creatures touch our lives and are very important members in our community. If anyone has any photos of Morris, please email us or send them to us via Instagram @greenpointers so we can share them.
Here is the letter to Morris left near his manger:
R.I.P Morris (my name for you),
Found out today around 6pm that someone had poisoned you. I hope that’s not true. This manger was your home. Jesus was born in a manger surrounded by animals. When I first saw you here I prayed that guardian angels would take care of you. They fed you brought you water and catnip. You would come out and often you got petted; and when they walked away you wanted to follow them home. I now pray that you may be born again and live in a nice home, warm and full of love for you.
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.
Keep your puppies safe, Greenpoint!
For the disorganized at heart, Instagram is a great way to organize photos as sets. Our cat has the cutest little feet and sits on the radiator, so I tag each shot #radiatorpaws and can view them as a set. Instagram buddies have also been catching their feline roommates on the radiator and doing the same with their photos, so we are building an obscure Brooklyn cat photo library.
You can even create sets with friends. When Jon and I recently visited Florida we gave a unique hashtag #jenjongainesville2012 to each photo and asked friends we visited to use the tag. Tonight, we are heading to a wedding and the bride and groom cleverly have asked all guests to tag photos from their wedding with a unique hash tag. I bet you they will enjoy these photos as much as the professional shots they receive in 3 months.
Instagram just rules! Remember to follow @greenpointers and tag #greenpointers for any Greenpoint related photos you want to appear on Sunday Snaps.
This gorgeous female two year old cat named Noodles needs a home. She is spayed and up to date on all her vaccines. Her owner is no longer able to care for her because of an illness in his family. She is a sweetheart, playful and nice and fluffy. If you would like to adopt her please email jonpywell (at) gmail.com.
This adorable pooch was found in Greenpoint on 12/27/11. He had no tags or microchip. If you are his owner or have any information please call Dog Habitat Rescue: 347-203-3934