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One of Berger’s 45 cats. Photo by Katherine Gonzalez

The Brooklyn Rescue Umbrella (BRU), which has been doing TNR (trap, neuter, return) and animal rescue and adoption assistance since March 2011 after they became involved in the rescue of 45 cats from Brighton Beach resident Barbara Berger, will be holding two adoption events:

  • The Over the Hump Wednesday Adoption Event at Pet Delight, 300 Kings Highway between West 6th Street and West 7th Street, is taking place tomorrow, November 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Adoption Event and Sidewalk Sale will be held this weekend, November 9 and 10, also at Pet Delight, to help raise money for BRU’s vet bill.

Among the furry friends available for adoption are a “gorgeous and healthy” Superstorm Sandy cat still waiting for his forever home, and Misu, a faithful companion to an elderly woman, is also waiting for her very own faithful caretaker.

BRU reports that they still have about five more cats that previously belonged to Berger left to adopt. “We don’t give up on these guys,” BRU’s Josie Marrero told us in an email about the event.

“Some of these cats are in dire need of homes of their own — they’re not getting any younger,” Marrero said.

To learn more about BRU, what they do, and to keep updated on their events, check out their website, and visit them on Facebook.

Animal Cruelty Offender registration New York

Animals rescued from Sheepshead Bay hoarder home. Source: SheepsheadBites.com.

As reported by Sheepshead Bites, State Senator Marty Golden wants New York State to establish a registry for animal welfare offenders.

The bill, S. 3804, says that the registry would include anyone convicted of animal cruelty or animal fighting. The database would be accessible to district attorneys, humane organizations, animal welfare law enforcement officers, pet breeders and pet stores located in New York.

Offenders would be prohibited from owning pets or obtaining employment with a shelter, humane organization, pet store, or any other location where animals are kept.

There is no place in our society for cruelty or abuse of animals,” said Golden. “It is my hope that this registry will prevent such reprehensible behavior and will help to bring an end to violence against animals. I have signed on as a co-sponsor of this legislation because there is a need to have laws in New York that will improve the safety of our animals.”

Readers may recall the horrific incident that took place a few years ago, wherein a Bensonhurst woman tossed her estranged husband’s 8-month old Yorkie out of their sixth-floor apartment window. Or, the recent case of the Sheepshead Bay animal hoarder who kept 23 dogs in her home.

What do you think, would an animal offenders registry ensure that animal abusers never own a pet again?

After years of refusing to get rid of most of her 45 cats, a Brighton Beach woman bowed to the threat of eviction and has teamed up with Brooklyn Rescue Umbrella and a local Petco to find friendly homes for the felines. Continue Reading »