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Carroll Gardens Rescue Kitty Is In Need of Adoption, New Home

Pulled from a center before being euthanized, this tiny cat just wants to play.

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 catskittensnyc@gmail.com

starr May 27, 2012 at 01:52 PM
New Yorkers have sent 20,183 emails to Assembly Member Bill Magee and other members of the Agriculture Committee in support of the Companion Animal Access & Rescue Act. CAARA would make it illegal to kill animals when a qualified rescue group is willing to save them. In addition, it sets meaningful standards to ensure quality of care in shelters. Unfortunately, Bill Magee is digging in his heels and urging the Committee to kill the bill, condemning 25,000 animals a year to certain death. Today, the first of three ads appears in a newspaper in his district educating his constituents that Magee stands between life and death and is choosing death. He is up for reelection this year. If--and ONLY--if you are from New York State, please contact Bill Magee and ask him to pass CAARA: Email: MageeW@assembly.state.ny.us Telephone: (607) 432-1484 Protect NY Pets | Bill Magee www.protectnypets.org
starr May 27, 2012 at 02:06 PM
http://www.shelterreform.org/
starr May 27, 2012 at 02:16 PM
URGENT! CAARA BILL COMING TO A VOTE: MEMBERS OF THE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE NEED TO HEAR FROM NEW YORKERS. ASK THEM TO VOTE “YES” ON CAARA. Powerful interests – led by the ASPCA – are trying to bury the Companion Animal Access and Rescue Act (CAARA) bill. We’ve just learned that CAARA will be voted on next week or the week after. New Yorkers (and we’re talking only about New Yorkers) who care about animals must contact the Assembly’s Agriculture Committee Members and urge them to vote “YES” on CAARA. We need a show of force. Go to the following links to contact the Ag Members by email: Alert #1 of 3: http://bit.ly/GJmNH9 Alert #2 of 3: http://bit.ly/GOUkwd Alert #3 of 3: http://bit.ly/GHR7lW We’ve also learned that Bill Magee, head of the Agriculture Committee, is against CAARA. Assembly Member Magee has always been a strong advocate for NYS farmers. That’s all very nice and good – for farmers – but not for homeless dogs and cats. We need to enlighten Assembly Member Magee and his colleagues on the Agriculture Committee that homeless animals deserve humane care in animal shelters. Don’t Let the ASPCA Bury CAARA
starr May 27, 2012 at 03:10 PM
http://commanderhiggins.chipin.com/caara-ads Please, check link above . If CAARA passes through the Agriculture Committee it will go on to the Codes Committee . Assemblyman Joe Lentol is the head of that committee is100 % for CAARA ! Please, if you live in NYS contact AM Bill Magee & tell him to support CAARA ! Thank ~You , Starr
starr May 27, 2012 at 03:12 PM
CAARA ~ has support in the Senate also !

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