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Have you always dreamt of adopting a cute little munchkin cat but never got around it? Now it’s easier than ever with Pet Superette, a new pet store located on 12 Cypress Ave, you can adopt your kitten right here in Bushwick!
Pet Superette is a sister store to PS9 Pets on North 9th in Williamsburg and, if you ask us, it’s not just any pet store. Sure, they offer high quality food for your cat, dog, fish, iguana, you name it, and a variety of beds, funny dog outwear, and other pet necessities. Most importantly, however, is that they are really engaged in helping street cats and in cat adoption.
Pet Superette has tw kittens and two adult resident cats who temporarily live in the store and are available for play, foster care or even adoption. Most of the cats are rescues from the Bushwick/Ridgewood area, which is known for a particularly high number of feral cats. I personally brought in Billy Jean, an adorable skinny kitten born in my backyard, who morphed from a scared cat into a leader of kitten mischief in the store. “This morning I came in to the store and it looked like they had a party while we were closed,” laughed Dottie Evans, an employee at the store. Apparently, the kittens managed to rip open a bag of catnip and cat food, and spent the night running around the store, tossing around toys and beds.
In addition to the resident kitties, Pet Superette closely collaborates with a cat rescue organization, Kitty Karetakers that runs a regular adoption day at Per Superette. Every Saturday (not Sundays anymore), the organization brings in cats in cages available for adoption or foster care. Members of Kitty Karetakers are present in the store during the adoption day, and they are also very knowledgeable people to consult if you have any questions regarding feral cats living in your backyard or on your block, affordable spay and neuter programs, etc.
As you can imagine, cat rescue and vet services are not exactly cheap. To support this endeavor, you can donate any amount online or in-person at Pet Superette. Additionally, Kitty Karetakers is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit no-kill organization, and the donations are tax-deductable.
All photos by Katarina Hybenova for Bushwick Daily