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Brooklyn Animal Action

Rescuing and Rehoming Animals in Need in New York City

Our Team

Brooklyn Animal Action is run entirely by volunteers like you! We support BAA in our spare time because we are committed to improving the lives of NYC’s animals in distress. If you’d like to become involved, we’d love to hear from you – please visit our Volunteer page for more information.

Meet our team members below – and their cats, of course!


Sheri, President

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Sheri Berman has been involved in BAA since its founding.  A certified cat lady in Park Slope, when she is not chasing cats, she is chasing her kids or trying to keep up with her day job teaching political science.


 Belinda, Vice President

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Belinda Cooper is vice-president of BAA. She also translates, writes, and teaches human rights law. She believes human and animal rights are closely related. Her cats, Paul and Jaya, tend to agree.


Nancy, Secretary

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Nancy Magidson works as a personal assistant to an irrepressible grey tabby named Agnes. She also keeps track of BAA’s countless animals and writes cute stories for the newsletter about the amazing cats and dogs who pass through BAA.


Tara, Treasurer

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I began rescuing over a year ago when every female cat in my colony around my nursing home in Manhattan beach became pregnant. I trapped them all and found the babies homes and TNR’d the whole colony – my BAA career took off from there. I am a full time registered nurse case manager and a full time cat rescuer and love every minute of it!


Claire, Animal Rescuer

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Claire, one of the five founders of Brooklyn Animal Action, is an artist who started rescuing cats when she moved back to Brooklyn in 2005. When she saw all the suffering of friendly cats around her new home, she realized standing by and doing nothing was not an option. She began rescuing on her own in 2006 and has helped countless cats, and a few dogs, get off the street and into loving homes.


Donna, Animal Rescuer

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Donna has been rescuing cats in her neighborhood for many years.  She has single-handedly adopted out, TNR’d, and cared for hundreds of cats.  In her spare time, she also helps care of small children and other human beings.


Lance, Animal Listings Coordinator

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Lance Martin lives his days in servitude to his cat overlord, Buffy. When not bowing and scraping to her every whim he finds the time to write adoption listings for Brooklyn Animal Action. Buffy moved from Seattle to Brooklyn in the summer of 2014. Lance started helping with BAA shortly thereafter.


Andy, Animal Listings Writer

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Andy Chiller joined BAA this past fall. An avid animal lover, her rescued furry family consists of two cats and a pup. Oftentimes, they can be found curled up next to her while she is writing adoption listings to help other animals find their forever homes. When not volunteering, Andy works as an attorney, although she much prefers the job of drafting personal ads for cats.


Maria, Graphic Designer & Photographer

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Maria Moyser enjoys offering her time to photograph animals and design graphics in support of BAA’s mission. She has often had cats, from the days of Ben, Jerry and Miles in her youth, to the present when she fosters various Brooklyn cats from the streets or between homes.


Patrick, Technology Specialist

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Patrick Delfert helps out with BAA’s website and other technical matters. He and his wife Olivia have two very special (feline) boys, Momo and Oreo. Patrick is a software architect & manager by trade.


Lorraina, Communications Specialist

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Lorraina Raccuia-Morrison and her husband adopted their cat Cleo from Brooklyn Animal Action in 2012. When she’s not hanging out with Cleo, her sociable Torbie cat, Lorraina works in textbook publishing, makes wheel-thrown pottery, and helps BAA with blog posts and events.


Hannah, Animal Listings Writer & Adoption Events Volunteer

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Hannah Jones adopted two BAA cats from Sheri…then another from Belinda…then another from Tara…so today, she lives with four BAA cats and has at least one BAA foster in her home at all times. When she isn’t writing listings or setting up Park Slope Petco adoption events, she’s making cat food money by writing fantasy novels or coordinating the National Student Poets Program at the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.


Alexandra, Digital Specialist

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Alexandra adopted her cat Oliver from BAA in 2015, and has since helped out with digital odds and ends. When not curled up on the couch with Oliver post-road race, she can be found working in digital strategy and analytics.


Jessica, Social Media Specialist

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Jessica helps out with social media for Brooklyn Animal Action. She is a marketer by day and an animal lover 24/7. She adopted her cat Buckley from BAA in 2013, and it’s been love ever since. You can find her on Twitter @J_Bronet.


Would you like to support BAA’s mission as a volunteer? Click here to learn more!

 

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  • AWESOMENESS! Meet me, Abby:::Abby 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! 🖇

    brooklynanimalaction: "AWESOMENESS! Meet me, Abby:::Abby is a young Bombay beauty who has come a very long way since being rescued a few months ago in Midwood.
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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.
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Abby would benefit from a little more socialization but is very friendly and ready for a new loving home!
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  • MONDAY! Little black panther feature::: Marco Polo! About• I am 🖇 already neutered, housetrained, and good with cats. 🖇 Marco Polo, adventurous bombay kitten!'s Story... 🖇 Marco (short for Marco Polo) is the last of a litter of kittens rescued with their mom in Crown Heights. He’s a gorgeous 9-month-old Bombay boy who loves to play and cuddle, and as his name implies, he’s quite an adventurer. He’s got a lot of kitten energy, but is happy to snuggle when hugs and pats are involved! He gets along wonderfully with his foster big sister, too, and is generous with other foster kittens. 🖇 Marco loves other kitties and would like to be in a home with a friend. He’s neutered, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, had his shots, and is flea & worm free. If you would like more information about this adorable sweetheart or want to set up a play date, please contact Belinda at belinda@cooperdooper.org 🖇 Thank you for thinking of animals in need - your support allows us to help the next furry sw...

    brooklynanimalaction: "MONDAY! Little black panther feature::: Marco Polo! About• 
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already neutered, housetrained, and good with cats.
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Marco Polo, adventurous bombay kitten!'s Story...
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Marco (short for Marco Polo) is the last of a litter of kittens rescued with their mom in Crown Heights.  He’s a gorgeous 9-month-old Bombay boy who loves to play and cuddle, and as his name implies, he’s quite an adventurer.  He’s got a lot of kitten energy, but is happy to snuggle when hugs and pats are involved! He gets along wonderfully with his foster big sister, too, and is generous with other foster kittens. 🖇
Marco loves other kitties and would like to be in a home with a friend. He’s neutered, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, had his shots, and is  flea & worm free. If you would like more information about this adorable sweetheart or want to set up a play date, please contact  Belinda at  belinda@cooperdooper.org 🖇
Thank you for thinking of animals in need - your support allows us to help the next furry sweetheart! 🖇
All Brooklyn Animal Action dogs and cats are available to foster or adopt.
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BrooklynAnimalAction.org"
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  • My brother, Liberace watching the snow after finishing a good book; intellectual😽Learn more about our story via BrooklynAnimalAction.org > Our names are Thurgood + Liberace! Take care:) @brooklynanimalaction

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  • CAT FRIDAY: Hi! I am Thurgood + my brother (not pictured) can help you with your taxes, cuddle depletion, + a trip to the Dr. We are 6 months old and expert cuddle monkeys to boot! Learn more about us + even watch a video shot by our foster mum @brooklynanimalaction > BrooklynAnimalAction.org Thank you! Hope to snuggle soon✌🏽

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  • This is what a rescue looks like😽Ratatouille (formally, Kiku) rescued the night before....from Downey ACC, fostered + kept in a forever home. Artwork by @barbararonnipaints • Adopt don't shop. Love forever❤️

    brooklynanimalaction: "This is what a rescue looks like😽Ratatouille (formally, Kiku) rescued the night before....from Downey ACC, fostered + kept in a forever home. Artwork by @barbararonnipaints • Adopt don't shop. Love forever❤️"
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  • PANTHER SPOTLIGHTᗷig ᗷoy ᗷeᗩᖇ • I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats. 🐻 Bear: Big Shy Boy's Story... Bear is a big boy, built like a linebacker on a football team, wide and round though he is actually not a big eater. He may look rough, but underneath it all he is a sweet boy who is very shy. Since I got a friendly kitty who liked to bully him into a foster home, he has been coming forward more and hiding less though he is still cautious. I pet him while he eats, and he loves to have his back end scratched. He used to hide under furniture all the time but now he is even sitting in the window looking out at the world. I'm so excited for him to keep becoming a more and more outgoing kitty with some love, patience and attention. 🐻 I caught Bear last winter with 6 other cats on a block in Bed Stuy where there has been a lot of development and soon the stray cats would have nowhere to go. Though he was shy I didn't wan...

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I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
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Bear: Big Shy Boy's Story...
Bear is a big boy, built like a linebacker on a football team, wide and round though he is actually not a big eater. He may look rough, but underneath it all he is a sweet boy who is very shy. Since I got a friendly kitty who liked to bully him into a foster home, he has been coming forward more and hiding less though he is still cautious.  I pet him while he eats, and he loves to have his back end scratched. He used to hide under furniture all the time but now he is even sitting in the window looking out at the world. I'm so excited for him to keep becoming a more and more outgoing kitty with some love, patience and attention.
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I caught Bear last winter with 6 other cats on a block in Bed Stuy where there has been a  lot of development and soon the stray cats would have nowhere to go. Though he was shy I didn't want to return him but wanted to give him the chance of living indoors. He has been neutered, tested negative for fiv/felv and is ready for nice home with sweet, patient people."
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  • It was cold outside so my brother and I are coming next week. Love, Thurgood (me) & Liberace (pictured at BrooklynAnimalAction.org) ❤️

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  • It's a happy day for these two sweeties who just found their new forever home today at Unleashed by Petco in Park Slope!

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