Meet Our Cats
We have 7 cats. Yes... we know that's a lot. They are all wonderful in their own way and each has their own unique rescue story. Meet (in order of adoption) Princess, Zelda, Link, Blue, Floof, Delta Δ and Jasper.
Princess was found in the Bronx in October 2011 when Louis worked on Zerega Ave. She was friendly and let her people feed and pick her up. On the way over the Whitestone Bridge she escaped the box she was in, climbed over the seat, and decided to sit on Louis' arm (mid-way over the bridge)!
Floof was 3+ months old when he was found by locals in College Point, NY in November of 2016. They were not able to keep him and posted a blurry picture of him on the College Point Facebook community where it was spotted by TNR Utopia. Once we realized this little boy was a fluffy it quickly became apparent that he wasn't going anywhere.
Delta is Blue's sister, one of the three girls in the Raptor Squad litter. She returned to TNR Utopia after her adopter suffered from bad allergies. Since she was already older we quickly integrated her into our home while she remained "up for adoption". A few months later we removed her from our adoption page. Delta was here to say as cat #6.
Jasper came to TNR Utopia on March 27, 2018 with his sister. He was 6.5 years old at the time and needed our help in finding a new forever home. Jasper is a super smart cat who does what he wants. He will nip if you pet him in the wrong place or if you don't open his can of cat food fast enough. And touching his paws to cut his nails, forget about it! After being avaiable for adoption for 650 days Jasper finally found someone to give him a chance. We cried and cried as we had come to love Jasper and had even integrated Jasper into our home. Unfortunately Jasper was returned to TNR Utopia 6 weeks later. It was clear that Jasper's place was with us. In January 2020 Louis signed the adoption contract and Jasper became #7.
Meet Our Feral Cat
The feral cat that calls our backyard (and surrounding area) his home is part of our extended cat family. Meet Stubby. Although others come to eat from time to time, Stubbs is the only one who lives in our yard.
A "feral" cat is unsocialized and tends to be fearful of people and keep a distance. Ferals are most often found living outdoors in groups known as colonies. The cats in a colony share a common food source and territory. By neutering all cats in a colony and providing food and shelter, a caretaker plays a role most supportive of ferals, giving them the opportunity to live among their own, be free and answer to their own unique natures. Learn more about feral / community cats HERE.