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News & Features » November 2013 » Simon’s Cat in Good Company: Spotlight on City Critters, Inc. (New York, NY)

Simon’s Cat in Good Company: Spotlight on City Critters, Inc. (New York, NY)

943610_646646995351733_1338767650_nTo celebrate Simon Tofield’s ongoing US tour for Simon’s Cat vs. the World, we’ll be spotlighting a few organizations and shelters that are dedicated to improving animal welfare in their communities and surrounding areas. Today, we’re spotlighting City Critters, Inc., a nonprofit based in New York, dedicated to rescuing, fostering, and finding permanent placement for stray and abandoned animals.

City Critters has adoption centers in multiple Manhattan locations, including the Kips Bay Petco (560 Second Avenue at 31st Street) and the PetSmart at 632 Broadway (between Bleecker and Houston). Adoptions at these two locations are available any time during regular store hours; younger kittens and (sometimes) dogs are available for adoption on weekends. Most of CCI’s adoptable animals are also listed on Petfinder. (Animals are also available via the Gramercy Park Animal Hospital, the West Chelsea Veterinary Hospital, the Midtown Animal Hospital, or Dr. Patrick Cotter; call to arrange for an adoption.) Cats, kittens, and some dogs are also available for short- or long-term fostering via City Critters. For more information on adopting or fostering via CCI, please visit their website.

City Critters, Inc. also hosts “Stumpy’s Page” and “Stumpy’s Fund,” named for a beloved orange tabby who was rescued and adopted by Ron Rosenbaum, current Slate columnist. From the CCI website:

Stumpy’s Page commemorates an orange tabby stray who was rescued on the Brooklyn waterfront (with his tail half bitten or cut off, hence: Stumpy). He was given a home by Ron Rosenbaum, former Edgy Enthusiast columnist for The Observer and current Slate Spectator columnist. Rosenbaum wrote about his cat in his Observer column several times during the 15 years he spent with Stumpy. Readers really responded to the cat that Rosenbaum described as possessing “a comic genius and a tragic sense of life.”

When Stumpy died, Rosenbaum wrote a farewell column to his beloved cat, asking readers to send donations in Stumpy’s memory to City Critters, to help us rescue and rehabilitate strays like Stumpy and see that they are adopted into good homes.

City Critters, Inc. is a member of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. Both City Critters and the Mayor’s Alliance are cosponsoring upcoming Simon’s Cat events in New York and New Jersey.

Thanks to CCI for all the great work they’re doing, and for allowing us to profile them on our website! For more information about this volunteer organization, or to find out how to donate or become a volunteer yourself, please visit CCI’s website or find them on Facebook.

Posted: Nov 22, 2013

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