Can you help a cat-lady out?

This is Peg-Leg Pete (“Petey” for short). Petey, as I mentioned in an earlier post, is a little guy I adopted back in July. He is just the best and I love him. Pete came through the organization Brooklyn Animal Action, a group run by a small and extremely dedicated group of women in New York City. Much of the organization’s funding comes from its volunteers. Without them, Petey — whose foot was crushed as a kitten and who has undergone multiple surgeries and weeks of daily vet visits — wouldn’t be alive, let alone sitting on my couch right now. So they are an organization very dear to my heart. They’re also hosting a big fundraiser on Sept. 10th from 6-10pm at Stone Park Cafe in Park Slope. The invite is here. If you’re in the area, I’d encourage you to attend — Stone Park is a great restaurant, and the event is for a good cause (not to mention having great food and a silent auction). They’re also honoring Dr. Yvonne Szacki, the vet who did Pete’s surgery and provided his daily care for months. She is wonderful, and this honor is well-deserved.

In addition to rescuing and adopting out cats and kittens and making people like me very very happy, BAA also does trap-and-release programs to spay and neuter cats around Brooklyn, helping to cut down on the feral and unwanted cat population. They run on a shoestring budget, so every little bit helps — attending the event, donating, or just forwarding on the invitation to anyone who would be interested.

And if that’s not enough, the little gray one is Charles, another kitten adopted out by BAA. He has seven toes on one foot and six on the other. I mean COME ON, kitten.

Please spread the word! And if you come on Sept. 10th, say hi.

5 comments for “Can you help a cat-lady out?

  1. August 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    He is so cute! Wish I were in New York. For any number of reasons.

  2. Partial Human
    August 10, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Y U not buy kitty sandals that fit. him right?

    That look from inside the Cone of Shame is simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious.

    As for Charles and his cat-hands, I (as mere puny human) surrender to our obviously superior future leaders. Skynet’s got nothing on them.

    Hope the event goes well.

  3. August 10, 2012 at 7:36 am

    My partner and I will be there. I’ve been ISO a kitty for a while now, and BAA is one of the places I’ve looked through on, so it’ll be awesome to support them.

  4. ginmar
    August 10, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Any other ways to help for people outside the area? Wish list, donation.

  5. August 11, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Yes definitely! If you click on the invite link in the post there’s a place where you can donate instead of buying a ticket to the event. Thank you :-)

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