Cat Rescue Bleg – NYC Area

From commentor Johannes:

My wife, who occasionally comments as “La Caterina” helps operate a largish feral cat colony here in Brooklyn. One of her colleagues has found a 3 1/2 month old cat that she calls Sanders. She writes the he was found with one eye very badly damaged by a trauma, that he is very playful, although a little shy, and needs love and a warm home. During his eye surgery, he was neutered, got his shots, rabies shot included, was dewormed, and de-flead. He is, she writes, ready to go!
I know that placing cats is a struggle (that’s why I have friction 7 of them!) but here’s a little life that could be saved. Any leads gratefully acknowledged.

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26 replies
  1. 1
    debit says:

    Oh, the poor little sweetie pie. I hope he finds a home.

  2. 2
    maya says:

    Sanders? Looks like a Jack Sparrow if ever there was one. I’m way out here in NoCal, but I’ll be sending many nom myoho renge kyo’s his way

  3. 3

    If I didn’t have three already and were anywhere in the area, I’d take him. Hell, even if I weren’t in the area, I’d take him if the house weren’t quite so full. My one experience with a cat off the scratch and dent aisle was fabulous.

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    South of I-10 says:

    What a cutie pie! I am pretty sure my recently deceased elder kitty, Pati, scratched a symbol on my house letting other kitties know of a vacancy. I’ve got two tabbies hanging around outside now. I’m too far away anyway.

  5. 5
    jeff says:

    I’ve already at full capacity, but I hope you get an offer soon! Bless those who help awesome cats that need homes!

  6. 6
    SIA says:

    I can’t take him (for one thing, I’m in GA, and already have 4 animals) but will help finance his trip to the new home. Anne Laurie pls contact me if a bit of $ might be helpful. A very lovely fellow, Johannes. Good for you.

    Hey – take him to the BJ meetup DougJ is organizing! Might get lucky!

  7. 7
    jenn says:

    What a sweetie. Good luck!

  8. 8
    sfinny says:

    Will ask around. Wish I could take him but I already have an neurotic ex-feral rescue that does not like other cats. Or people. Or dogs.

  9. 9
    jacy says:

    Put me down for a monetary donation if that helps with travel. I’d take him if he was in the Louisiana area — I’m a sucker for pirate cats, and the two stupid cats (they got outside twice this week! damn them) I’ve got right now need a little shaking out of their complacency.

    (AL – If you’ve lost my email — you can grab it off my blog.)

  10. 10
    TD says:

    I’m actually quite interested. I live in North Jersey, and this little guy looks exactly like the cat I had that was killed by a car.

    Is the cat friendly? Will he get along with my current cat?

  11. 11

    That little dude needs an eyepatch.

  12. 12
    sfinny says:

    @TD: Just an offer, if you need someone to drive the cat from NYC to North Jersey I can help.

  13. 13
    Joolz says:

    3 and a half months old? How the hell could anyone know that if the cat was “found”? I’m a cat lover, and have two rescues living in my home, but there is no way to know the age of strays.

  14. 14
    Christine says:

    We are in East Village and would love to meet Sanders and see if he would like to make us his forever family. I sent an email but also wanted to post here and let you know how interested we are in adopting this adorable love bug.
    Thank you so much

  15. 15
    greggha says:

    Arrr, matey, were we not on the wrong coast, we’d haul that cat alongside in a trice.

  16. 16
    Christine says:

    I am not sure if my last post went through, but I wanted to say I am very interested in Sanders. We live in East Village and absolutely love cats. I emailed to the above address also. I don’t mean to be a nag, I just would love to meet Sanders and see if he likes us.

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    Nylund says:

    If I still lived in the NYC area I’d totally take in this one-eyed feral cat to go with my one-eared feral cat I adopted a couple years ago (who has since become the joy of my life).

  18. 18
    Johannes says:

    Christine, TD, e mail me at; Sanders is, I am told friendly but a little shy. I’ll get more details, and reach out to the “finder”

    Anne Laurie, thanks for posting, and I. Love. This. Blog.

  19. 19
    Johannes says:

    Christine, AL forwarded your contact, I’ll call this morning if ok; TD, please resend, slight email glitch on yours. AL, you are the best, as is this blog.

  20. 20
    Skip Intro says:

    My wife and I just adopted a cat of the same age w/ more or less the same history (one eye removed). She settled right into our home, is sweet as can be, and now runs the show.

    If you can, please don’t hesitate to adopt a cat like this.

  21. 21
    harlana says:

    damn, i am in love! she is adorable – i wish i could help. :(

  22. 22
    harlana says:

    how can anyone hurt a precious baby? to me, they are “babies,” anyway. seriously. of course, the injury could have been caused by something else, but humans are such a bunch twisted fucks, you know, you assume the worst.

  23. 23
    giltay says:

    @Joolz: You’re not asking to see a long-form birth certificate, are you? :)

    My dad took in an abandoned cat who had massive hernias (probably from being mauled). He and the vet thought she was a kitten, maybe 6–9 months. After surgery, she started filling out and it became clear that she was an adult cat, maybe 6 years old. 5 years later, it seems like she’s even older than 11 years, as she’s getting crotchety and arthritic.

  24. 24
    maya says:

    AL; I received this email update from Linda at scratch rescue on Tiffany, the little poodle with the deformed leg you posted about awhile back. Don’t know if you already posted this but this is what I was sent:

    Today Tiffany was able to have her splint removed. The healing process will continue and she will be the one to decide how fast she wants to apply weight to the leg. The surgeon was very pleased with how well things have gone for her thus far. And she’s even put on a pound while she’s been on crate rest. Soon she will once again enjoy a day at the “spa” and sport a new look.

    There were two photos attached that I can not upload here.

    Another small victory for animal lovers at BJ.

  25. 25
    jake the snake says:

    That wistful look reminds me of this lyric.
    “I’m like a one-eyed cat peeking in a seafood store”.

    Hope some one can give Sanders a home.

  26. 26
    Christine says:

    I just met the cutie pie earlier tonight. He is such a great little guy. I actually wish I had taken him home tonight, I just wanted to do some research on having both FIV+ & – cats together. It seems like it is very safe to have both from what I’ve been reading. I’ve had so many cats with health issues I don’t see FIV as any different than all the others. In fact 1 of my cats lived to 17, 12 years longer than the vet told me. Everyone deserves a chance, no matter. Sanders actually licked food off my fingers. He is so lucky to have such a caring person rescue him.

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