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.
Pet stores will face tougher regulations under a new bill sponsored by local animal rights advocate Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis.
The passage of bill 697-D aims to address “the standards of care of animals by pet dealers which have not been updated for over a decade,” according to a release by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, another sponsor of the bill.
The bill is one of several acts of animal kindness on Malliotakis’ behalf. She also co-sponsored a bill that makes puppy piercings and plastic surgery punishable by the law.
Bill 697-D requires pet dealers and store owners to create better exercise opportunities for animals as well as an established vet care system during which routine visits and medical regiments for sicker pets are strictly adhered to.
“The recent passage of this bill, of which I am a co-sponsor, is good news for animals and consumers alike. By improving living conditions and increasing exercise and health requirements for animals owned by pet dealers, our furry friends will be protected from the sub-standard arrangements many animals are subjected to. In addition, this ensures that pet buyers will be purchasing happy, healthy pets to join their families. I applaud my colleagues in the Assembly for seeing this common-sense bill through,” said Malliotakis.
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 »