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Eckford Street Feral Cat Colony Needs New Home

Eckford St. Cat Colony
The Eckford Street Cat Colony. Photo by Shane Gill

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

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Help Kitty Kitty

Dude w/ Cat on Pier in WilliamsburgCats [blank] like rabbits and exponentially grow in numbers.

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.

Although I don’t live in the area anymore, I come back every other day to feed the Green Stcats, and have since discovered a family of kittens on West between Green and Huron, behind a blue construction wall.  I’ve posted signs for help from the West St residents but have had only 1 response.  It’s very disheartening.  This is a serious issue as cats can breed after six weeks. Five kittens have now turned into 10.
If anyone is trained in TNR (trap, neuter and return) please contact me.  I will help in any way, money or otherwise.  I can be contacted through my email:  lmolins1 (at) hotmail.com. This is something that really needs attention.”
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