Pussies galore! Help adopt these abandoned cats

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An animal rescuer is desperately seeking homes for dozens of abandoned cats after a renowned Sunset Park kitten hoarder died last week.

Volunteer April Soto initially discovered the overrun home on 41st Street near Sixth Avenue after neighbors complained of rotting food; mold-covered walls; smelly cat food — and, in a small yard outside, at least 15 felines scampering about unattended.

“The woman’s life had fallen apart,” said Soto, explaining that the 66-year-old woman had lived alone and struggled with mental illness. “The only thing she had was her bond with these cats.”

The kitties were healthy, but the woman, a part-time receptionist, was not, so Soto did what she could. Then, last week, the cat lady was run down and killed by truck near her home, leaving the felines with no one to care for them.

A relative took over the woman’s dilapidated apartment, but evicted the cats.

Since then, Soto been hunting for pet lovers to adopt the cats.

“We don’t want to euthanize them,” Soto said. “So we really need help.”

Contact April Soto at (347) 419-0335 to adopt a kitty.

Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.
Updated 5:27 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Dave from Park Slope says:
OK, I love cats, too, but did you guys even report on the woman being killed by a truck last week? Is a senior citizen getting run down by a car or truck so commonplace that it doesn't even register?
Nov. 16, 2011, 1:21 pm
Mr. Sincerity for a Change from Everywhere says:
I hope they all find homes.
Nov. 16, 2011, 5:40 pm
Ignorant people should be shot! from staten island says:
Dave- your an ——! seriously, grow up and get a life! The woman died, why must you talk out of your ass? You sound like an ignorant ——! There are people who can help you with your problem! I understand its impossible for you to get a woman, since your such a d^&k but its illegal to torture an animal! No human, pet or blow up doll should be subjected to that type of punishment! Your a piece of s^%t!!!
Nov. 16, 2011, 10:17 pm
Dave from Park Slope says:
Let me be clear that the 9:28 p.m. comment was not posted by me.

Geez, now I know how Tal feels.
Nov. 16, 2011, 10:21 pm
anabdul from cobble hill says:
What is a "——", or rather "pussies?"
Nov. 17, 2011, 7:18 am
Anthony from Oak wood says:
I know April personally. She gives her all and more to save all animals. She works with other causes to get things done. She even puts them in own house. If everyone does there share to help ,even if you take it yourself then please find someone that could.
Sept. 21, 2016, 1:33 pm

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