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Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition

Rescued in Coney Island, Vivien is up for adoption at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition

Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition has two adorable kittens rescued in Coney Island up for adoption. Now about 14 weeks old, the cats have been living in a foster home in Greenwich Village. Contact Brooklynbridgeanimals@yahoo.com to schedule a play date. Here are their résumés:

Vivien, aka Funny Face, has enough personality and energy for a dozen kittens. A typical calico, she is bright, very curious and has lots of attitude. She wants to be in the middle of any activity; plays and wrestles as if her life was depending on it, loves to groom her kitten friends and adores older cats. She purrs loudly when petted, although she’s not sure about being picked up (that will come when she’s in a real home).

Georgie was rescued with her sister Vivien in Coney Island. She has a gentle calm personality, especially compared to her manic calico sibling, and enjoys kitten activities like chasing, wrestling and eating. A favorite game is bathtub hockey with a coil spring toy. She has a reserved but confident personality and will probably grow up to be a quiet dignified (and gorgeous) cat.

Vivien and Georgie are FIV/FeLV negative, vaccinated appropriate to their age, and microchipped. The kittens must be adopted to a home with another cat or friendly dog. Please see this link for information about BBAWC’s adoption process: http://www.bbawc.org/adoptions/adoption-faq/.

Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition

Rescued in Coney Island, Georgie is up for adoption at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition

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Steeplechase the Coney Island Bunny

Marcie Frishberg of NYC Metro Rabbit Rescue demonstrates how to pet Steeplechase the Coney Island Bunny at Petco in Union Square. March 15, 2014. Photo © Tricia Vita

The Coney Island “coney” named Steeplechase made her Broadway debut at Union Square Petco on Saturday, where rescue group NYC Metro Rabbit Rescue has an adoption center. There are 4 rabbits that reside there but it was Steeplechase’s first appearance. The refugee from the bulldozed Coney Island Community Garden was rescued by William Leung and fellow volunteers in January after 21 days on the run. Since then, Steeplechase has received medical care and been spayed, and is now being fostered by Leung, who already has four companion rabbits at his home in Queens.

Steeple Chase the Coney Island Bunny

Steeplechase the Coney Island Bunny at NYC Metro Rabbit Rescue adoption center in Union Square Petco. March 15, 2014. Photo © Tricia Vita

ATZ asked Leung how the Coney Island rabbit is getting along with the other bunnies. “She is still a little shy, but loves attention. She has met my rabbits,” he said. “She was eager to make friends but my female rabbits were jealous and don’t like her. My little boy Chad is smitten with her and would dance for her whenever he sees her through the pens. His current girlfriend Duchess knows that and tries to bite her whenever she sees her.”

Rabbits dance for each other?

“They binky. When he sees her, he binkies all over the place,” explains Leung.

Binky? Okay, so we had to look up the word! Here’s some Bunny Binky Action courtesy of YouTube user Kate Midkiff…

Coney Island was named Conyne Eylandt –Rabbit Island– by the Dutch after the wild rabbits that lived here in the 17th century. But Steeplechase, a white bunny with black ears, is a Californian breed of domestic rabbit and had lived her entire life outdoors in the boardwalk garden and surrounding area until this year.

Steeplechase’s favorite place in Leung’s apartment, which she has the run of at night, is his walk-in closet. The rest of the time she has her own room. “She is very curious and eager to explore,” says Leung. “She likes to climb and jump into things, but if you tell her once not to go somewhere, she actually gets it and won’t go there again, so she is one smart cookie. She is also very good with litter box skill, I mean I have never seen a bun this clean. Not only is she 100% in the litter box, she only uses one corner.”

Union Sqaure Petco NYC Metro Rabbit Rescue

Petco Union Square Manager Josh Axelrod presenting a check for $2240.79 from the Petco Foundation to NYC Metro Rabbit Rescue’s Marcie Frishberg. March 15, 2014. Photo © Tricia Vita

When ATZ visited on Saturday, Josh Axelrod, the longtime manager of the Union Square store, happened to come by to give a check for $2240.79 from the Petco Foundation to NY Metro Rabbit’s Marcie Frishberg. Axelrod said that $1000 came from a Petco-sponsored contest won by Union Square staff and the balance was raised from customer donations at the checkout counter. The Petco Foundation donates about $15 million a year to help more than 8,000 local animal welfare groups across the country. Union Square Petco also hosts Kitty Kind, where we adopted our cat Talulah about two years ago. On Saturday, Long Island Bulldog Rescue also had a booth and the ASPCA’s adoption van was parked outside.

NYC Metro Rabbit Rescue is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned New York City rabbits and finding them permanent indoor homes. Their website features a plethora of info, from a documentary on what it’s like to live with a companion rabbit to articles on their care and behavior. In addition to Union Square Petco, the group has rabbit adoption locations at the Petco on Lexington Avenue and 86th Street and the City’s Center for Animal Care and Control (ACC) on 110th Street at 2nd Avenue. The group is a satellite of Rabbit Rescue and Rehab, which is the downstate NY chapter of the House Rabbit Society.

NYC Metro Rabbit

NYC Metro Rabbit, the NYC Satellite of Rabbit Rescue and Rehab, at Petco in Union Square. March 15, 2014. Photo © Tricia Vita

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Coney Island Bunny

Steeplechase, Coney Island Bunny Rescued after 21 Days on the Run. January 26, 2014. Photo © Jozefa Cheman

Steeplechase, the Coney Island “coney” rescued after 21 days on the run, posed for her first official photo today. Want to “Save Coney” and give Steeplechase the bunny a home? This refugee from the bulldozed Coney Island Community Garden will be up for adoption after she is spayed next week.

William Leung, a volunteer with Rabbit Rescue and Rehab successfully “netted” the rabbit, whom he named Steeplechase, on January 18th after ten days of trying to befriend her with bananas and other treats.

“She is scheduled to be spayed next Wednesday,” said Leung, who visited the shy bunny today at New York City’s Animal Care and Control. Rabbit Rescue and Rehab, the New York City chapter of the House Rabbit Society, is the primary bunny rescue group that works with ACC. “Our volunteers go there every day to feed the rabbits,” Leung said.

A list of bunnies up for adoption in New York City is on the group’s petfinder page. Email nyc.metro.rabbits@gmail.com if you are interested in adopting Steeplechase.

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Dinnertime for Mom and Coney Island Kittens. July 7, 2011. Photo By Marie Roberts

Marie Roberts, who paints the banners for the Coney Island Sideshow and lives in the neighborhood, frequently “finds” cats and kittens on her porch. It’s as if stray cats have an unerring instinct where to go for help. We’ve lost count of how many Coney Island cats have been rescued by Marie, who has several cats of her own and cannot foster this litter. Here’s the story on the four kitties:

Well, I got mom and four babies to vet this morning.
Mom will be neutered and released.

Babies will be checked and possibly neutered.

If anyone can or knows of someone who can foster these until I find homes. I am desperate.

I pick up everyone from vet on Wednesday afternoon.

one white with grey spots
one white with black spots
one white with grey tail
one grey with white feet and chest.

Can you give any of these kitties a foster or forever home? If you’re interested, contact Marie at bitterwonder[AT]hotmail[DOT]com or leave a comment below…

UPDATE July 22, 2011:

Kittens will be at vet on Flatbush Avenue till Sunday afternoon due to the heatwave. They are neutered, have shots, tested and deflead. If you are interested in adopting or fostering one or some, please email Marie. Kittens are free.

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Sister Kittens Cutie & Patootie. Photo © Tricia Vita/me-myself-i

UPDATE December 19, 2010:

ATZ is happy to report that Cutie and Patootie were recently adopted into a cat-loving home. Their new names are Joan Crawford and Bette Davis! If you are looking for two cute (also too cute!) Brooklyn cats to adopt, please consider Spot and Dot. These sister cats are being fostered by our Coney Island Polar Bear friend Eric Weiss.

UPDATE October 24, 2010:

These sister kittens from Coney Island were fostered for the past month but are now back with Marie Roberts and need a permanent home. “Cutie & Patootie aren’t shy anymore and purr constantly. They like to be with each other, monkey see monkey do,” says Marie. If you’re interested, contact Marie at bitterwonder[AT]hotmail.com or leave a comment below.

Cutie: Female kitten, Tuxedo. Shy but coming around. Very smart

September 6, 2010…ATZ recently got a chance to cuddle the teensiest kitten in Coney Island. Marie Roberts, who paints the banners for the Coney Island Sideshow, took him in after he’d been abandoned by mama cat. The kitty was affectionate, alert, and lucky as all get out. After spending a couple of nights in her studio at CIUSA, he was adopted and is living in the lap of luxury!

Since then Marie was able to rescue his siblings. Now that Cutie and Patootie have been checked out by the vet, these two little girls need a home. Marie writes: “Female kitten, Tuxedo. Shy but coming around. Very smart. Needs home/foster situation by Tues am. Below: Female kitten, grey tabby. A little shy. These are siblings. Vet washed, wormed and they are on antibiotics.” You can meet them today at the Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Avenue, 2nd floor. If you’re interested, contact Marie at bitterwonder[AT]hotmail.com or leave a comment below.

Patootie: Female kitten, grey tabby. A little shy

UPDATE September 7, 2010:

Marie Roberts, who rescued the kits, writes: “Cutie and Patootie are in foster care until Fri morning (Sept 10) but they are still looking for a home with that special human.” She also noted that Cutie is spokes kitten for Patootie! These two really should be adopted together.

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UPDATE January 2010…
All of the Coney Island kitties pictured below were adopted a few months ago and we don’t know of any Coney Island cat ladies looking for homes for any more CI kitties as of Jan 1, 2010. However….

ATZ came across the cutest Greenpoint kitties on our friend Miss Heather’s blog: “People are leaving cans of food out for these kittens. What they need is TLC and a home. Anyone interested in adopting these kittens should contact me via email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. I’ll hook you up with the “owner” of these kittens.”

ATZ also recommends visiting www.petfinder.com, the virtual home of 290,884 adoptable pets from 12,973 adoption groups! You can browse through their database of pets in your area and look at photos and bios. We found our cat on petfinder and highly recommend the site!

Luna Park Kitty Needs Loving Home

Luna Park Kitty Needs Loving Home

I’m a genuine Coney Island Kitten, born & raised by a fine feline-loving family in Luna Park Houses . You can’t get any more Coney Island than that. Please adopt me! My brothers and sisters, too! Contact the humans via flickrmail or amusingthezillion[at]gmail.com

Rub my tummy, pleez!

Rub my tummy, pleez!

A few months ago ATZ helped find homes for some of these “Adorable & Adoptable: Genuine Coney Island Kittens.” If you would like an older kitten, this pretty, sweet-tempered cat is now nine months old….

Coney Island Kitten Up for Adoption

Coney Island Kitten Up for Adoption

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UPDATE JAN 2010 The Coney Island kittens pictured below have found homes, but we came across the cutest Greenpoint kitties on our friend Miss Heather’s blog

UPDATE SEPT 2009… Click here for pix of More Genuine Coney Island Kittens Up for Adoption!

Genuine Coney Island Kittens Up for Adoption!

Genuine Coney Island Kittens Up for Adoption!

In the tradition of Gowanus Lounge’s Adoptable Cutie of the Week, ATZ is featuring 7 cuties up for adoption. A friend who lives and works in Coney Island has 6 kittens looking for a good home. The kitties are 2 months old. I finally got to take some photos on Saturday. They are of course adorable. She also has a lovely, cuddly 7 month old kitten looking for a home.

Adorable & Adoptable: Seven month old Coney Island Kitten

Adorable & Adoptable: Seven month old Coney Island Kitten

The kitties are from Luna Park! You can’t get more Coney Island than that…I mean Luna Park Houses, of course.

If you are interested, please email me at amusingthezillion[AT] gmail.com and I will forward your contact info to the cats’ owner or vice versa.

Two Cuties from Luna Park Up for Adoption!

Two Cuties from Luna Park Up for Adoption!

UPDATE SEPT 9More Genuine Coney Island Kittens Up for Adoption!

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