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Curbed Ponders NYC’s Best Pooch Parks Including Brooklyn Heights’ Hillside Dog Park

As part of Curbed’s “Outdoors Week”, they’re looking for the city’s best dog park. Of course our own Hillside Dog Park is up for consideration.

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Is Your Cat Missing? Friendly Feline Found On Monroe Place

Our good friends at the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition were alerted that a friendly, thin cat had been spotted on Monroe Place by several people.  When a BBAWC volunteer went to check it out, this gorgeous guy was sitting in front of 13 Monroe Place in the shade. No one answered the door, and [...]

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Kitten-palooza! Find Your Summer Companion(s) On Saturday

The Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition is holding an adoption event at Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope on Saturday, June 21st from 10 am to 3 pm. This rescue group has “oodles” of friendly cats and kittens who are waiting for their forever homes, and they’re teaming up with Long Island’s North Shore Animal [...]

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Calling DUMBO Residents: Can You Help Find A Kitten?

Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition seeks information about a seven-week-old black and white kitten last seen on Jay and Plymouth Streets in DUMBO. From the good folks at BBAWC: This kitten’s mother and siblings (as well as two intact males) were trapped Sunday evening for spaying, neutering, and vaccinating, and he has not been seen since.  [...]

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Left Behind Twice, Uli Is Ready For A Home To Call Her Own!

Five-year-old Uli found herself homeless after her previous caretaker passed away. This sweet feline was dumped at a kill shelter, and the good folks at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition couldn’t bear to see her left behind when she was the only cat left on an Animal Care and Control van at the end of [...]

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A Kitten Shower To Help Snowball

It’s kitten season, and shelters and rescue groups throughout the area are chock-full of kittens needing fosters, adopters, and…medical care. Our friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition are holding a kitten shower this Saturday to help raise money for one particularly needy feline, and all the others they’re caring for this spring. Snowball needs [...]

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It’s A Great Weekend To Adopt A Cat–Fees Waived!

The good folks at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition tell us that there’s no better time to adopt a rescued Brooklyn cat than now, and, really, who could argue? Thanks to the Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days promotion, a generous grant will cover your adoption fee on Saturday and Sunday at adoption events being held in [...]

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Willowtown Spring Fair Coming Saturday, May 17

We have word from Ben Bankson (in striped shirt in photo, at last year’s Fair) that this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair will be Saturday, May 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m., on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets). This year’s Fair will feature a pet parade. Participants and pets should assemble in Adam Yauch [...]

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Lost dog in Brooklyn Bridge Park

This from our good friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition: “I was riding my bike near Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday and we found this little poodle / bichon sprinting down the street after nearly getting hit by a car. I’m pretty sure he’s really home sick. No tag or chip.” Please email BrooklynBridgeAnimals@yahoo.com if [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital Update: Renovating and Open for Business

This update from Dr. Heather Thomson of the Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital at 59 Hicks Street:

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BHB Adopt A Pet: Her Name is Lola, and She’s a Showgirl…

Snuggly Lola came from the same home that last month’s adoptable dog Bebe did: they were surrendered when their human was no longer able to take care of them.  Pulled from Animal Care and Control three months ago, both Lola and Bebe have been living in Heights foster care ever since. Despite the strain of [...]

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Little Pluto Wants Your World to Revolve Around Him!

Like his namesake planetary body, our Pluto is a little guy, but his heart and his spirit belie his physical stature. Rescued from a hoarder house with two other cats, he had stopped eating and developed a type of anorexia, but in the care and comfort of his Brooklyn Heights foster mother’s home, he’s become [...]

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Who Needs Groundhogs? You Can Have Your Own Shadow!

Like his namesake, Shadow is tough to capture, at least in a photograph; this 7-month-old wonder boy almost never stops moving, and posing for pictures is not his preference when there’s a whole world to explore and other cats to play with. Part of a litter that was rescued in Sunnyside, Queens, this long-legged, silky, [...]

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Looking For A Long-Term Relationship? Adopt Bebe!

On this Valentine’s Day, we kick off a new BHB feature, doing our part to help you find the love of your life. The good folks at the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, and adopt cats, dogs, rabbits, and whatever other animals cross their path in need of assistance, so [...]

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Heather Thomson Is The New Vet On Hicks Street In Brooklyn Heights

When Dr. Richard Turoff’s Heights Veterinary Hospital closed in January, many wondered what would happen in that space at 59 Hicks Street. This week, a sign was posted announcing the arrival of Dr. Heather Thompson. Pet parents can call 718-624-1200. From her website: Dr. Heather Thomson has over 13 years experience in private small animal [...]

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Vinegar Hill Veterinary Group Opens Heights Office

The Vinegar Hill Veterinary Group is branching out to Brooklyn Heights with their new clinic on 10 Columbia Place. Opening today, the clinic will be available for scheduled and walk-in appointments Monday-Saturday, and “promises to deliver the same high quality of care that Vinegar Hill Vet Group clients have already come to recognize and appreciate.” [...]

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