Meet Our Cats
We have 6 cats. Yes... we know that's a lot. They are all wonderful in their own ways and each has their own rescue story. Meet Princess, Zelda, Link, Blue, Floof and Delta Δ.
- 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)!
- Zelda was found across the street from the parking entrance to the Sky View mall in Downtown Flushing in August of 2014. To us, she was the first for many things. Our first young kitten which needed kitten milk replacement (KMR). And our first experience with ringworm... :-\
- Link was living in our backyard, before we began TNR, and was caught in February of 2015. He was the oldest kitten we have ever caught, at about 3 months old, and socializing him took time. He has come a long way.
- Blue was the only male kitten in our first rescued litter, the Raptor Squad, born in April 2016. After watching them grow, Blue made his way into our home and became cat #4.
- 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.
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.