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Little Panthers: Black & Beautiful


Little Panthers is BAA’s special adoption campaign for black cats. We love all the dark and beautiful kitties in our care, and we know you will, too!

Unfortunately, black cats (and dogs) are less likely to be adopted. Despite being part of the sweet and affectionate tabby family, black cats spend more time waiting for a forever home, and are at higher risk for euthanasia in kill shelters. This phenomenon is known as Black Cat Syndrome. Some possible reasons for Black Cat Syndrome include:

  • The “genericness” of black pets: Some folks think black animals aren’t as cute. We couldn’t disagree more, and we bet our kitties below will dispel this myth.
  • Unclear facial features: Black animals sometimes don’t photograph as well, although with our wonderful photography volunteers, you’d never know it.
  • Negative portrayals of black pets in books, movies and other popular media: Black cats are sometimes associated with witches, superstition, and bad luck, although they’re considered good luck in England and by ship captains.

BAA knows that black kitties are just as cute, cuddly, and loving as any other adoptable animal – and we have lots of furry evidence below. (Plus, as a bonus for our NYC adopters: you don’t have to worry about these kitties’ fur being visible on your chic black clothes!) We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know our Little Panthers – they certainly can’t wait to meet you!

Big Boy Bear, The Gentle Giant

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Though he may look rough and tough, once you learn Big Boy Bear’s story, you’ll realize two things. One, he had a hard time living on the mean streets of Brooklyn; and two, he hasn’t let that hard time harden him. Seriously, don’t let his appearances fool you. This loving boy is as sweet and gentle as they come.

If you’d like to meet Bear, the gentle giant, contact Tara Green at

Awesome Abby!!

Awesome AbbyAbby is a young Bombay beauty who has come a very long way since being rescued a few months ago in Midwood.

This awesome girl is always positive, playful and active. She is an independent cat, but appreciates both humans and other felines. Being about 10 months old, she would make a good companion to you, your kitten or an adult cat.

Abby would benefit from a little more socialization but is very friendly and ready for a new loving home!

If you would like to schedule a playdate with Abby, contact Gregory at You can also click here for more info, pictures and a video!


Butters, the Bombay Beauty!

buttersMeet Butters, a beautiful Bombay girl who was rescued from the streets of Brooklyn, where she had been living amongst a colony of feral cats. But this girl isn’t feral in the slightest. Instead, she belongs indoors, where life is good and she can get pets aplenty—which she adores.

It was clear from the start that Butters isn’t feral because of how sweet and affectionate she is with humans. She craves their touch and will start purring the instant the petting starts, and her purr is so deep and lovely, too! She’s an all-around perfect companion with so much affection to share. Butter is spayed, tested negative for FeLV/FIV, and is up to date on vaccines.

If you’d like to meet her or schedule a playdate, contact Tara Green at! You can also click here more more info and pictures.

Cooper, Playful, Affectionate, Sleek Sweetie

Rescued from a backyard in Marine Park earlier this summer, Cooper is the last of his siblings to be adopted—despite being the cutest, sweetest bundle of playful energy and love you’ll ever meet. He’s in foster now, waiting hopefully to find his own forever home like his brothers and sisters did before him.

Cooper is such a fun-loving little guy with hilarious tastes. When it comes to playtime, he prefers unusual toys—such as plastic spoons and forks and bottle caps! He adores attention, especially in the form of belly rubs and pets; he also purrs and cuddles with his foster mom, especially at bedtime. While Cooper takes a little while to warm up to new people, once he knows and trusts them, he’s their new very-best friend.

Cooper is up to date on vaccines and tested negative for FeLV/FIV. He’ll be neutered when he’s old enough.

If you’d like to schedule a playdate with this fun little guy, email Christie at!

Lilou ‘La Parisienne’

Lilou is a 7 year old stunning black female cat who recently moved from Paris to NY. She is a very friendly, smart and funny girl who loves being near her human companions and playing with other cats. She likes to sleep near you at night and lay by you during the day. Lilou loves cardboard boxes, dangling strings, a ball of foil, or even a lego – you don’t need to buy expensive toys for her, she has fun with everything! She is extremely energetic and it would be best for Lilou to have other cat friends to play with or someone who can spend a lot of time with her. A household with a lot going on would suit her personality well.

Lilou’s current owners are unable to provide her with the attention she desires. This has lead to an issue with Lilou being disruptive in the evenings. An environment where she would have lots of stimulation throughout the day would work best to alleviate this problem.

Lilou was found outside pregnant on the streets of Paris in April 2012, but her pregnancy was aborted and she was spayed. She is healthy, vaccinated and FIV / FeLV negative.

If you have questions about Lilou, or would like to schedule a time to meet her, please email Belinda at

Donut the Delightful

Lucky little Donut was living in a feral colony, where he was born and raised—and cared for by a nice man who looked after him since he was only a kitten, making him human-friendly and super social. When Brooklyn Animal Action rescuer Tara was TNRing the colony and trapped Donut, she knew he didn’t belong outside. First he head butted the inside of the trap, then moved on to something softer and friendlier—Tara’s hand!

Now safely indoors, Donut likes to show people every moment of every day just how right Tara was about him. He’s such an incredible little sweetheart, full of affection, and happiest when he’s snuggling with humans. When he isn’t luxuriating in the joys of a lovely petting session, he’s having a blast playing with his foster siblings, and he must go to a home with another cat because of how feline-friendly he is.

Donut is neutered, FeLV/FIV negative, and up to date on vaccines.

If you’d like to meet sweet Donut with his adorable white bib, contact Tara at!

Good day!  We are Maestro and Minuet; The golden eyed gals!   We are sisters, buddies and  playmates

We were rescued when we were still in our mama’s belly so we’ve lived our whole lives in a warm, loving safe environment and therefore love people and crave attention.

We spend hours playing hide-and-seek with each other, darting after our crinkle ball or chasing the string.  When we’re all played out we love a good cat nap in the sun.

Minuet (white spots on belly) is independent and happy to play on her own or with her sister.  She’s very easy going loves snuggles and is showing signs of becoming a proper lap cat.

Maestro is adventurous and full of energy; usually the instigator of some fun new activity or game.  She loves to be picked up and carried around and gives kisses to show her love and affection.

We love hanging out with each other so much that we’re hoping we can go to our new home together. Or maybe one of us could stay with our mama—after all, she’s only 2 years old, and pretty much a kitten, herself!

We’re all up to date on vaccines and we’ll be “spayed” and “neutered” when we’re old enough, whatever that means! We’re also FeLV and FIV negative—yay! If you’d like to meet us, contact our rescuer, Gregory, at!

Sunset the Stunning Sweetheart

With the cute little white spot on her chest, Sunset was living on the streets of Sunset Park when we first met her—and realized immediately she didn’t belong outdoors. People in the neighborhood had been caring for Sunset for years, and she must have been abandoned by a former, cruel owner, because she’s such a sweet girl. Sunset is more than ready to find a proper forever home, where she can be cozy and happy for life.

This girl head-butts your hand for more pets, purring the whole time. Her black coat has russet-red undertones that are stunning when she basks in sunlight. Sunset would love to be a solo cat in your home—your one and only, with so much love to give!

Sunset was already spayed when we found her and is currently up to date on vaccines. She tested FeLV- and FIV+, which simply means that she must remain indoors and visit the vet regularly, as all cats should. If you’d like to meet Sunset, contact Tara at!

Teka Takes Time–She’s Worth It!

Teka is one of those cats for whom hard work, dedication, and a love of felines really paid off. She was rescued from the streets of Coney Island with her kittens when the latter were only 1 week old. We know that she had been living on the streets for quite a while before that, and had at least two litters of kittens before dedicated rescuers were finally able to bring her in, get her spayed, and show her that living with humans is actually pretty great.

This beauty has a slightly tilted head, which only makes her even cuter! She loves having a human companion now that she’s living inside and enjoys petting time so, so much. However, Teka can get overstimulated easily, so she would do best in a quiet, laid back home without children. She’s the sort of kitty who rewards the right person or people with a wealth of affection, if they’re patient, understanding, and respect her. As long as she’s introduced properly, Teka does well with other cats, too! She just requires a little extra time—but she’s worth it.

Teka is spayed, FeLV/FIV negative, and up to date on vaccines. If you’d like to meet Teka and see if she’s the special girl for you, contact Christie at!

Thank you for thinking of animals in need – your support allows us to help the next furry sweetheart!

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