As we have reported, the parking facility on Suffolk and Grand streets has closed down in preparation for Essex Crossing, the large residential and commercial project set to break ground later this year. In the past few days, local residents Janet Jensen and Jenny Coffey (Jenny is with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals) have been updating us about the plight of two cats who have called the parking lot home. Jenny explains:
…Two beloved cats, Tony and Pinky… are now out of luck – they must find a retirement home before the first stage of construction begins. Last week, (I) coordinated the first step to safety, (rounding up) both cats up and head(ing) to Humane Society of NY for complete veterinary exams and vaccines through City Critters, a local rescue group (who previously made sure both cats were altered). The next step is reaching out to the neighborhood to find them a new home. Both cats are friendly and social – they would make anyone very happy. …If you are interested in opening your home to a pair of great cats – or can assist with donations to cover the care of the cats, please email City Critters at email@example.com.