On the morning of May 25, a male cat was seen on a street in Brooklyn. Next to him was his cat supplies and litter box. A passerby snapped a photo of the sad kitty before a street sweeper scared him away.
FAT Cats, a cat advocacy group in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, caught wind of the cat’s plight and posted a message on its Facebook page asking for help finding the abandoned kitty.
Later that afternoon, FAT Cats posted an update, thanking those who took the time to help search for the cat and expressing their belief that the cat was hiding “due to today’s heat and the amount of construction and noise on Nostrand Ave today.”
The abandoned cat was finally found on the morning of May 29.
“Here at Flatbush Area Team for Cats, we are ecstatic to give a happy update to last week’s story of Nostrand, the cat abandoned on Nostrand Ave. Numerous rescue groups, concerned neighbors and our own members made repeated sweeps of the area without success. We got reported sightings but were never able to act fast enough. Then this AM, the call came in from a local TNR advocate and cat rescuer in retirement, Karen Oh, found him in her backyard! We immediately rushed over to find, that yes indeed, it was him!” FAT Cats wrote in a Facebook post.
The cat was taken to a veterinarian, who discovered he was not microchipped. The cat received a clean bill of health, with the exception of fleas.
FAT Cats is currently contacting individuals who expressed interest in fostering and/or adopting the cat. The organization is also taking donations for the cat’s veterinary expenses, if people would like to contribute. Donations can be made here.