When Meredith Ferrell found this abandoned cat on the street, he was crying, sitting next to a litter box and cat supplies, presumably left by his previous owner. She took a picture of him and posted it online to the Flatbush Area Team for Cats’ (FAT Cats) Facebook page.
According to FAT Cats co-founder Elizabeth Champ, “Unfortunately, many male cats get dumped when they mature because there are not enough low-cost spay/neuter resources in NYC. People can’t afford to get them fixed, so they often dump them and get another cat.”
Members of the group immediately went on the lookout for the abandoned kitten, but, due to the heat and loud noise from nearby construction, he’d apparently gone into hiding.
But luckily, he popped up again several days later in the backyard of retired cat rescuer Karen Oh.
FAT Cats posted on their Facebook page, “We would like to thank our neighbors, many of whom took time out of their day to look for this poor cat. We are happy to say he is a healthy one-year-old male.”
Nostrand, as the cat was named by his rescuers, was taken to the Prospect Park Animal Clinic, where staff quickly developed a deep, mutual affection for their newest patient. “[He] didn’t even mind having blood drawn for testing,” said Champ.
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