They say every dog has its day—but what about the cats?
Marlon, a black and white male cat, was recently rescued by a Carroll Gardens neighbor. He now needs a new home with a family looking to show him some love.
"I am one of five founders of Brooklyn Animal Action," says Claire, who recently placed an ad on Craigslist asking for someone to adopt Marlon. "I 'pulled' [Marlon] from Animal Care and Control before he was going to be euthanized. He was so sad there and he wouldn't eat. He reminded me of another angel we rescued in the past."
Claire says that since being brought to her home, Marlon has perked up and now thrives on human interaction.
"As soon as you walk in the door, he will come to greet you," she says, "and he'll hang out around you until you settle down. Once you do, he will nuzzle up right next to you, hoping for a deep neck rub. And while he is still getting used to interactive play, he loves to throw around his furry mouse and crinkly ball."
Marlon does get along with other cats, she notes. He was previously in a foster situation with another—but that cat beat up on Marlon.
"So as long as the other cat is not a big Alpha or aggressive, then he is fine with other kitties," she said, adding, "We just want him adopted to a good home where he will be safe and cared for.
In order for that to happen, an interested future cat owner needs to submit an application, a donation, and an agreement to Brooklyn Animal Action. A non-profit group, 501c3, and member of the Mayor's Alliance, the group is entirely operated by the five women founders. All work full-time jobs and rescue animals in what little free time they have. The tax-deductible donation will go toward helping the next animal be saved from euthanasia.
Claire enthuses that Marlon will make any home a brighter place.
"Some of his other favorite activities include eating, looking out the window, and rolling around on the floor on his back," she says. "He's very sweet."
Marlon is microchipped, has tested negative for fiv/leukemia, and is up to date on all of his shots. Interested families can contact firstname.lastname@example.org