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Party at Rocco & Jezebel to Honor Hillary Demetropoulos’ Life – Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Rocco & Jezebel for Pets, and all of Brooklyn Heights and beyond, are mourning the loss of Hillary Demetropoulos. Andrea Demetropoulos, Hillary’s mother and owner of Rocco & Jezebel, shared the sad news that Hillary passed away on July 26, 2018 from Stage 4 non-smoking lung cancer. She would have celebrated her 44th birthday on […]

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The Cat Cafe Presents: CPR For Cats and Dogs

Maybe you heard about the Italian kitten saved by mouth-to-mouth?   Or the cats on Long Island that were revived after a fire by CPR? Now you, too, can become certified in CPR and First Aid for cats and dogs, on July 18 from 7-10 pm.   Who knows? Maybe you can be a hero, […]

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Dog Vaccines Today at Borough Hall

Thanks to Mary Frost and the Brooklyn Eagle for this info. Because of the continued spread of canine influenza, you can get your dog (or cat) vaccinated for free today at Borough Hall from 11 am – 4 pm. Details of the symptoms of the canine flu here.  

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Attention Dog Owners: Canine Influenza

From the good folks at Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital, we learned today that there have been at least two confirmed cases of canine influenza in our borough. They sent us this helpful link from Merck Animal Health. Although the bivalent flu vaccine is not mandated by New York City or State, BHVH recommends that all dogs […]

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It’s Kitten Season!

Spring is here (right? It really is, right?), and with it the annual explosion of kittens that need to be rescued, vetted, and homed. In our community, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition and Brooklyn Cat Cafe are on the front lines, accepting kittens and mamas, trapping cats to spay/neuter, and helping a lot of felines […]

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The High Cost of Not Shopping Local

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal published a story about the effects of shopping online vs. shopping in our neighborhoods. The story focuses on our own Sammy Atef of Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street; the writer is, like many of us are or were, a loyal customer, one who had so far resisted, unlike many […]

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Silhouette Artist At Brooklyn Women’s Exchange This Weekend

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, December 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Her last appointment on Sunday will begin at 4:00 p.m. Silhouette portraitist Deborah O’Connor cuts […]

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Lena Dunham’s Love Letter to Sammy of Pet’s Emporium

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a “People in Your Neighborhood” story. So this  adorable missive, written by our celebrity neighbor Lena Dunham is worth a re-post. Sammy at Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street appeared in the October 24th edition of New York Magazine’s The Cut. Enjoy!  

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Help Find Eloise

The good folks at Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital tell us that the lovely Eloise, a nine-month-old Siberian cat, has gone missing in the neighborhood. She was last seen on Willow Street. She weighs four pounds and is microchipped. Post here or contact BHVH at 718 624 1200 if you see her.

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Brooklyn Cat Cafe Has Rats Caring For Kittens

When I first saw a link to this story on the blog Peoplepets, I wondered if it didn’t refer to the stuffed white rat that the Brooklyn Cat Cafe on Atlantic Avenue has long used (see photo) as a cat toy. It turns out, though, that the Cafe has obtained two live rats, named Emile […]

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