RESCUE OF THE MONTH | Brooklyn Animal Action

When I was about two years old, sleeping in an alley just off New York City’s Times Square, I felt ten bony fingers wrap around my body and watched the metal door of a crate close behind me. After some doctor stuck me with a needle, I fell into a deep sleep, and when I woke up, I was back in my alley with an aching belly and a notch taken out of one of my ears. Humans call it “TNR,” or Trap-Neuter-Return, which I now appreciate as a compassionate program for feral felines, like me, in hopes of curbing population booms.

One of my favorite hometown organizations is Brooklyn Animal Action, which was founded in 2010 and facilitates TNR, finds homes for adoptable cats, and works in community outreach, education, and advocacy. One of the founding members, Claire Corey, moved to Brooklyn in 2005 and was shocked by the number of homeless cats. “When a friendly, starving cat came across my path in my backyard, I didn’t know what to do,” she says. “I fed him but didn’t take him in, and then the next time I saw him he was in awful shape, so I took him in, but unfortunately it was too late. I decided then I was going to help when I saw a kitty in need. I connected with some women who were working with another Manhattan-based group, and we decided to organize our own Brooklyn-based group!”

This volunteer-based organization that does such wonderful work operates on donations and is kept running by fantastic humans who all have full-time jobs, and because of that Brooklyn Animal Action is BIXBI’s cat rescue of the month. Click here to watch a short film about Brooklyn Animal Action, and if you’re able please click here to donate.

Claws out,
Editor-in-chief, Purr

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