Nine kittens found by NYPD up for adoption


Nine adorable kittens are up for adoption after an NYPD officer found them in a hoarding situation and tipped off the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The officer, who is a sergeant in the 40th precinct, received a call about an individual with too many cats. When he arrived on scene, he discovered that the owner had 15 cats in one apartment, including nine kittens. Though the situation was not illegal, it was “getting unmanageable for that person,” said a spokesperson for the ASPCA.

The officer referred the case to the ASPCA Cruelty Intervention Advocacy (CIA) team for help. “We work with hoarders on helping them manage and in this case, remove some of the kittens for their home,” explained the spokesperson. “They work with us on a voluntary basis.” She added that the CIA team works with pet owners who are not necessarily guilty of animal cruelty but may be on a path toward negligence.

In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics, seven of the kittens are named after famous Olympians: Apollo (Anton Ohno), Aksel (Svindal), Shaun (White), Tara (Lipinski), Sasha (Cohen), Oksana (Baiul) and Adam (Foote). The other two felines, who are just as cute, are named Wednesday, after Wednesday Addams, and Violet. The three-month-old kittens are available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center at 424 E. 92nd St.

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