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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.


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  • Attention New Yorkers! Gizmo is looking for a forever home. He loves to play and loves to be loved. Rescued from a hoarding situation, he is used to other cats and happy to have friends. He is fine alone or with others and is a wonderful companion to any human. He has a wonderful personality! Gizmo is neutered, tested fiv-/felv-, microchipped, vaccinated and ready for a new home. Spread the word and email us at brooklynanimalaction@gmail.com to schedule a meet and greet :-) #meow #cat #cats #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #catsofinstagram #instacat #instacats #instakitty #kittycat #cute #cateyes #rescuepetsofinstagram #pet #cutecatcrew #rescuecatsrock #catlady #caturday #cutecatcrew #petstagram #catsofinsta #catmom #catmommy #catsofny #catsofnyc #adoptablecat #adoptablecats

    brooklynanimalaction: "Attention New Yorkers! Gizmo is looking for a forever home. He loves to play and loves to be loved. Rescued from a hoarding situation, he is used to other cats and happy to have friends. He is fine alone or with others and is a wonderful companion to any human. He has a wonderful personality! Gizmo is neutered, tested fiv-/felv-, microchipped, vaccinated and ready for a new home. Spread the word and email us at brooklynanimalaction@gmail.com to schedule a meet and greet :-) #meow #cat #cats #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #catsofinstagram #instacat #instacats #instakitty #kittycat #cute #cateyes #rescuepetsofinstagram #pet #cutecatcrew #rescuecatsrock #catlady #caturday #cutecatcrew #petstagram #catsofinsta #catmom #catmommy #catsofny #catsofnyc #adoptablecat #adoptablecats"
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  • Happy #Caturday from Tip, the beautiful tuxedo rescue kitty! We have adoption events every Saturday at the Petco in Park Slope, Brooklyn. #meow #cat #cats #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #feralcat #catsofinstagram #instacat #instacats #instakitty #kitten #kittens #kittensofig #kittenlife #kittenlover #lovekittens #kittenlove #kittenlover #kittycat #cute #cateyes #rescuepetsofinstagram #pet #cutecatcrew #rescuecatsrock #catlady

    brooklynanimalaction: "Happy #Caturday from Tip, the beautiful tuxedo rescue kitty! We have adoption events every Saturday at the Petco in Park Slope, Brooklyn. 
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  • Nothing better than a lap full of kittens! We just rescued these little ones -- what should we name them? #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #kitty #kittycat #kitten #kittenlife #kittenlove #kittens #kittensofinstagram #kittenlady #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #rescuecats #rescuekittens #rescuekitten #cute #catnap #brooklyncats #kittensofig

    brooklynanimalaction: "Nothing better than a lap full of kittens! We just rescued these little ones -- what should we name them?

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  • Look -- it's an adorable flying kitty! All of our rescues get put into foster homes until they get adopted and find their forever family. But really though... who can resist that face? #meow #cat #cats #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #feralcat #catsofinstagram #instacat #instacats #instakitty #kitten #kittens #kittensofig #kittenlife #kittenlover #lovekittens #kittenlove#kittenlover #kittycat #cute #cateyes #rescuepetsofinstagram #pet #cutecatcrew #rescuecatsrock #catlady

    brooklynanimalaction: "Look -- it's an adorable flying kitty! All of our rescues get put into foster homes until they get adopted and find their forever family. But really though... who can resist that face?

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  • Meet Harrison, one of the many cats our rescuers are taking care of. He was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and FIV+. The excessive hormones affect each of his organs, including an increased metabolism. This constant stimulation can eventually lead to heart failure. Harrison needs to get surgery NEXT WEEK, but the cost can run up to $2,500. His medication alone already costs $100/month. We want to get him healthy so he can find this #RescueCat a forever home! Will you chip in to help permanently cure Harrison’s hyperthyroidism? Link in profile: http://ow.ly/p6n230dKNys #meow #cat #cats #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #feralcat #catsofinstagram #instacat #instacats #instakitty #kitty #kittenlover #kittycat #cute #cateyes #rescuepetsofinstagram #pet #cutecatcrew #rescuecatsrock #catlady #crazycatlady #whiskerwednesday #rescuecats #feline #specialneedscat

    brooklynanimalaction: "Meet Harrison, one of the many cats our rescuers are taking care of. He was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and FIV+. The excessive hormones affect each of his organs, including an increased metabolism. This constant stimulation can eventually lead to heart failure. Harrison needs to get surgery NEXT WEEK, but the cost can run up to $2,500. His medication alone already costs $100/month. We want to get him healthy so he can find this #RescueCat a forever home! Will you chip in to help permanently cure Harrison’s hyperthyroidism? Link in profile: http://ow.ly/p6n230dKNys 
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  • It's kitten season! That means we've got lots of little kitties keeping us busy around the clock. This this face makes it all worth it. #meow #cat #cats #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #feralcat #catsofinstagram #instacat #instacats #instakitty #kitten #kittens #kittensofig #kittenlife #kittenlover #lovekittens #kittenlove#kittenlover #kittycat #cute #cateyes #rescuepetsofinstagram #pet #rescuecatsrock

    brooklynanimalaction: "It's kitten season! That means we've got lots of little kitties keeping us busy around the clock. This this face makes it all worth it. 
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  • Looking for our forever home at Unleashed by Petco in Park Slope TODAY! #instagramcat #instacat #petsofinstagram #petstagram #cat #catsofig #catstagram #catsofinsta #catsofworld #catsofinstagram #cuteness #cute #kitty #kitten #kittenlover #kittensofinstagram #rescuecat #rescuecatsrock #adoptdontshop #catlady #catlife #catlover #catmommy #meow #cutecatcrew #tabby #tabbycat #caturday

    brooklynanimalaction: "Looking for our forever home at Unleashed by Petco in Park Slope TODAY! #instagramcat #instacat #petsofinstagram #petstagram #cat #catsofig #catstagram #catsofinsta #catsofworld #catsofinstagram #cuteness #cute #kitty #kitten #kittenlover #kittensofinstagram #rescuecat #rescuecatsrock #adoptdontshop #catlady #catlife #catlover #catmommy #meow #cutecatcrew #tabby #tabbycat #caturday"
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  • Want to meet some of the cutest kittens ever? Come by Unleashed by Petco in Park Slope today--we will be here until 4pm today!!! #instagramcat #instacat #petsofinstagram #petstagram #cat #catsofig #catstagram #catsofinsta #catsofworld #catsofinstagram #cuteness #cute #kitty #kitten #kittenlover #kittensofinstagram #rescuecat #rescuecatsrock #adoptdontshop #catlady #catlife #catlover #catmommy #meow #cutecatcrew #calico #calicocat #caturday

    brooklynanimalaction: "Want to meet some of the cutest kittens ever? Come by Unleashed by Petco in Park Slope today--we will be here until 4pm today!!! #instagramcat #instacat #petsofinstagram #petstagram #cat #catsofig #catstagram #catsofinsta #catsofworld #catsofinstagram #cuteness #cute #kitty #kitten #kittenlover #kittensofinstagram #rescuecat #rescuecatsrock #adoptdontshop #catlady #catlife #catlover #catmommy #meow #cutecatcrew #calico #calicocat #caturday"
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  • Thurgood + Liberace; The bonded brother's that could! These sweet 8 month old kittens are “world champion cuddlers and trained dancers.” They prance around their foster home, full of joy and enthusiasm for life—curious, spirited, and loving, despite their humble beginnings. They adore humans and will make any forever family the happiest in the world. They can't wait to be the loves in your life! ♡ Living the rough life of street cats wasn’t in the cards for Thurgood (full orange tabby) and Liberace (white and orange tabby). They were fortunate enough to be rescued and put into a foster home, with a surrogate kitty mama to teach them the wonderful ways of the domestic cat. These bonded siblings are now more than ready for someone who will call them their own and will add twice the love and fun to your home! ♡ Thurgood is the more outgoing one, very friendly, curious and energetic, while his brother Liberace likes to hang back and watch how Thurgood fares before engaging himself. ♡ Thurgood and Li...

    brooklynanimalaction: "Thurgood + Liberace; The bonded brother's that could! These sweet 8 month old kittens are “world champion cuddlers and trained dancers.” They prance around their foster home, full of joy and enthusiasm for life—curious, spirited, and loving, despite their humble beginnings. They adore humans and will make any forever family the happiest in the world. They can't wait to be the loves in your life!
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Living the rough life of street cats wasn’t in the cards for Thurgood (full orange tabby) and Liberace (white and orange tabby). They were fortunate enough to be rescued and put into a foster home, with a surrogate kitty mama to teach them the wonderful ways of the domestic cat. These bonded siblings are now more than ready for someone who will call them their own and will add twice the love and fun to your home!
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Thurgood is the more outgoing one, very friendly, curious and energetic, while his brother Liberace likes to hang back and watch how Thurgood fares before engaging himself. ♡
Thurgood and Liberace are neutered, up to date on vaccines, and FeLV/FIV negative. If you’d like to meet this amazing duo, contact Tara at catsbkny@gmail.com!

Thank you for thinking of animals in need - your support allows us to help the next furry sweetheart!"
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  • WINK, it's only Wednesday! Meet, ZOE: a Special Sweetheart's Story... This pretty kitty with a bubblegum pink nose, Zoe, was rescued from a backyard in Brooklyn, where she was persistently friendly and unfailingly good-natured, searching for the right person to take her in. It worked, and she found herself a hero! However, Zoe unfortunately had a very bad infection in her eye, which had to be removed for her own good. ✧ But this little detail doesn’t stop Zoe for a second. She thinks she’s as pretty as ever—and we’re inclined to agree with her! Having one eye doesn’t impact on her health, her mobility, or her personality. In fact, she’s feeling happier and healthier than ever without the infection, and her gratitude for being saved can barely be contained. Zoe loves to be pet and to prove it, she’ll roll over onto her back and show off her belly, the ultimate sign of trust. All this, and her precious purr just keeps on rumbling. We can hardly believe how sweet and friendly she is—which ju...

    brooklynanimalaction: "WINK, it's only Wednesday! Meet, ZOE: a Special Sweetheart's Story...
This pretty kitty with a bubblegum pink nose, Zoe, was rescued from a backyard in Brooklyn, where she was persistently friendly and unfailingly good-natured, searching for the right person to take her in. It worked, and she found herself a hero! However, Zoe unfortunately had a very bad infection in her eye, which had to be removed for her own good.
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But this little detail doesn’t stop Zoe for a second. She thinks she’s as pretty as ever—and we’re inclined to agree with her! Having one eye doesn’t impact on her health, her mobility, or her personality. In fact, she’s feeling happier and healthier than ever without the infection, and her gratitude for being saved can barely be contained. Zoe loves to be pet and to prove it, she’ll roll over onto her back and show off her belly, the ultimate sign of trust. All this, and her precious purr just keeps on rumbling. We can hardly believe how sweet and friendly she is—which just goes to show that you can’t keep a good kitty down.
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Zoe is approximately 4 years old, spayed, and current on vaccines. She tested negative for felv/FIV. She’s all-around healthy and ready to meet you! Plus, she can go to a home with or without another cat! If you’d like to schedule a playdate with this special girl, contact Tara Green at catsbkny@gmail.com! ✧
Thank you for thinking of animals in need - your support allows us to help the next furry sweetheart!"
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