Queens lawmakers partner with nonprofit to host cat adoption event at Hillcrest Jewish Center

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Council Member James Gennaro and Assemblymember Sam Berger are co-hosting a cat adoption event on Sunday at the Hillcrest Jewish Center in Fresh Meadows.
Photo courtesy of James Gennaro’s office

Council Member James Gennaro is teaming up with Assemblymember Sam Berger and the Queens-based cat rescue organization MeowSquad NYC to host a cat adoption event Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Hillcrest Jewish Center in Fresh Meadows.

Photo courtesy of James Gennaro’s office

The initiative aims to find homes for felines in need, and MeowSquad NYC will also be collecting cat food and kitty litter donations at the event for residents interested in donating to the nonprofit.

“As someone who loves cats, I am thrilled to collaborate with Assemblymember Berger and MeowSquad NYC to bring this wonderful event to our community,” Gennaro said. “Adopting a cat is not just a joyous addition to the family, but it also contributes to the well-being of these animals. Let us come together on Jan. 28 to make a positive impact and give these cats the loving homes they deserve. And for those who are not presently looking to adopt, I encourage you to stop by and donate food or litter to this wonderful organization.”

The cat adoption event provides an opportunity for residents to potentially welcome a new member, or two, into their families. Participants can look forward to meeting a variety of cats available for adoption, each with its unique personality and charm.

“I am excited for this partnership with MeowSquad NYC, Councilman Gennaro and the Hillcrest Jewish Center to assist in finding forever homes for these wonderful pets,” Berger said. “I encourage all to come and support this second chance for these loving animals.”

MeowSquad NYC is a dedicated cat rescue organization based in Queens, known for its compassionate approach to animal rescue and adoption.

“At MeowSquad NYC, our mission is to rescue and provide a second chance for cats in need. We are excited to partner with Council Member Gennaro, Assembly Member Berger and the Hillcrest Jewish Center for this adoption event,” MeowSquad NYC President and Founder Stephanie Castro said. “We believe that every cat deserves a loving home. Together, let’s make a difference and give these wonderful animals the care and affection they deserve.”

All cats at Sunday’s event are fully vetted, spayed/neutered and microchipped. The cat adoption event runs from 1-4 p.m. and is made possible through the generosity of the Hillcrest Jewish Center, which is located at 183-02 Union Tpke., which is providing the venue at no cost.

“Hillcrest Jewish Center is delighted to provide a welcoming space within our community for the upcoming cat adoption event on Jan. 28,” said a Hillcrest Jewish Center representative. “We believe in supporting initiatives that promote animal welfare and responsible pet ownership, and we’re excited to contribute to finding loving homes for these adorable felines.”