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Brooklyn Animal Action

Rescuing and Rehoming Animals in Need in New York City

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Lindsey with Emily, a foster 1BAA is an all-volunteer organization. We depend on the energy and commitment of our volunteers, and there are many opportunities to get involved!

To learn more about volunteering for BAA, please email BrooklynAnimalAction@gmail.com. Be sure to include your skills, interests, and availability (a resume is always appreciated!).

Please note that we are a network of rescuers and volunteers, not a shelter, so most of our volunteer opportunities are operational and do not involve direct animal care (although there are a few exceptions). We look forward to hearing from you!


Want to help cats and become part of a network of animal lovers who are helping improve the lives of animals every day? Then think about fostering! There are many more cats in need then Brooklyn Animal Action can currently help–if you can open your heart and home to a homeless animal you can help save a life. We truly value our fosters and couldn’t help as many cats as we do without help from people like you. You tell us the amount of time that you have to foster: two weeks, one month, until adopted… we’ll take it! We appreciate any time you have to offer. And we’ll help and advise if needed. We can take cats to Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan for fostering.

Please complete the foster application below and email it to BrooklynAnimalAction@gmail.com.

BAA Cat Foster Application (Word doc)


Have a car, van or SUV and a little extra time? We could really use a hand transporting cats to and from the ASPCA spay/neuter van, veterinarian’s office, or foster homes.


We post our cats on various websites to find homes for them. A good photograph can make all the difference to their adoption! If you take good pictures of animals and are willing to travel throughout Brooklyn to foster homes in our network, please let us know.


It’s mundane, but it has to get done! If you have a few hours a week to help us input information in our database, organize our files, keep track of adoptions and donations – we’d be so grateful!


Are you a web guru or a social networking maven? We’d love help updating our website and maintaining our online presence.
Note: We would love to find someone who can help manage our Twitter account.


Do you have experience raising money for nonprofits? Helping cats isn’t cheap, and we’re all volunteers, so any fundraising assistance would be greatly appreciated!


Do you have a basement, garage or other space you could lend for TNR? After TNR (trap-neuter-return) operations, cats need a few days to recover in their traps or carriers, while being fed and cleaned up after by volunteers. Whether we can spay/neuter cats, and thereby save lives, often depends on whether we have recovery space available. If you’re one of those lucky New Yorkers with access to space, please consider donating it for a few days!


We often post flyers in veterinarians’ offices, pet stores, cafés, etc. We could use help posting these flyers in your neighborhood.


Interested in community outreach to inform your neighbors about TNR, spay/neuter and other crucial animal welfare issues? Let us know! For starters, we could use help designing and printing informational flyers.


Love dogs? We’re in need of someone with good organizational skills to oversee our dog rescue and adoption process.

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  • Welcome, 2017 with a forever friend🐩🐈 BrooklynAnimalAction.org to learn more🎉 Come visit some of our adoptable pets @petco in Park Slope every Saturday from 12:30-4:30pm•

    brooklynanimalaction: "Welcome, 2017 with a forever friend🐩🐈 BrooklynAnimalAction.org to learn more🎉 Come visit some of our adoptable pets @petco in Park Slope every Saturday from 12:30-4:30pm•"
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  • Flower kitty, Liberace. Brother to Thurgood, The Great! Both are almost ready for adoption🌻

    brooklynanimalaction: "Flower kitty, Liberace. Brother to Thurgood, The Great! Both are almost ready for adoption🌻"
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  • Hooked on Onyx! ••• Gorgeous Bombay Onyx is looking for loving home! Onyx, around a year old, is a sweet, friendly, even-tempered kitty who will make a great companion.She gets along with everyone, even the shyest cats! ••• If you’d like to meet this stunning, playful young lady::: ••• Contact Belinda, at belinda@cooperdooper.org.

    brooklynanimalaction: "Hooked on Onyx! •••
Gorgeous Bombay Onyx is looking for loving home! Onyx, around a year old, is a sweet, friendly, even-tempered kitty who will make a great companion.She gets along with everyone, even the shyest cats!
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If you’d like to meet this stunning, playful young lady:::
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Contact Belinda, at belinda@cooperdooper.org."
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  • Happy new year to Ryann and Grayson, who both found their forever family on the last day of 2016!

    brooklynanimalaction: "Happy new year to Ryann and Grayson, who both found their forever family on the last day of 2016!"
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  • Where's my forever home? Will I find it at Unleashed by Petco in Park Slope today?

    brooklynanimalaction: "Where's my forever home? Will I find it at Unleashed by Petco in Park Slope today?"
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  • Will I have a home for the new year? I hope so! Come meet me at Unleashed by Petco in Park Slope today!

    brooklynanimalaction: "Will I have a home for the new year? I hope so! Come meet me at Unleashed by Petco in Park Slope today!"
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  • Amazing Ryan shows off her sweet side at Unleashed by Petco in Park Slope at our adoption event TODAY!!!

    brooklynanimalaction: "Amazing Ryan shows off her sweet side at Unleashed by Petco in Park Slope at our adoption event TODAY!!!"
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  • Happy Holidays from BrooklynAnimalAction.org Thank you for your loving support. We couldn't have done it without you❤️

    brooklynanimalaction: "Happy Holidays from BrooklynAnimalAction.org Thank you for your loving support.  We couldn't have done it without you❤️"
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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,...

    brooklynanimalaction: "LITTLE PANTHERS: BLACK & BEAUTIFUL
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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:
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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!"
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  • ADOPT Charlie; The real New Yorker! Let Charlie keep you warm now and for the years to come• ::: Charlie is a true survivor. Having lived on the streets of Brooklyn for almost a year, you might think he has a bit of an edge to him, but in fact quite the opposite is true. When he was first placed with his foster he was a bit tentative, but now after spending a year getting used to having crazy humans around all the time he is very social and loves to snuggle. Even just being nearby makes him purr. He loves greet you at the door when you come home each day and he can’t wait to be scooped up for some cuddles. Although he’s very relaxed he loves to have a good time as well and will play with you and his toys for hours! A catnip mat and little orange toy fish are two of his very favorites. Charlie is also quite happy to spend his days sitting in the window watching people and cars pass by and admiring the view. He is definitely a New Yorker at heart. See his full listing here! ::: Charlie is a healthy, wel...

    brooklynanimalaction: "ADOPT Charlie; The real New Yorker! Let Charlie keep you warm now and for the years to come•
:::
Charlie is a true survivor. Having lived on the streets of Brooklyn for almost a year, you might think he has a bit of an edge to him, but in fact quite the opposite is true. When he was first placed with his foster he was a bit tentative, but now after spending a year getting used to having crazy humans around all the time he is very social and loves to snuggle. Even just being nearby makes him purr. He loves greet you at the door when you come home each day and he can’t wait to be scooped up for some cuddles. Although he’s very relaxed he loves to have a good time as well and will play with you and his toys for hours! A catnip mat and little orange toy fish are two of his very favorites. Charlie is also quite happy to spend his days sitting in the window watching people and cars pass by and admiring the view. He is definitely a New Yorker at heart. See his full listing here!
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Charlie is a healthy, well-mannered (literally will not eat food that isn’t placed in his dish) 2-year-old boy who is neutered and up to date with all his vaccines and negative for FELV. Charlie did test positive for FIV which only means he has a weakened immune system. Healthy FIV+ cats have the same needs and life expectancy as any other kitty and require no special medication or care.
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If you would like to book a visit to see Charlie the lovebug, please contact Donna at straycatstrutnyc@gmail.com Thank you to @facestockholm @winky_lux for saving animals, like Charlie/Charles🐩🐈"
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