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My name is Melman!

Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
Orange or Red (Mostly)
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

To know Melman is to love him. Named after a giraffe due to his colors and length, this guy is just ready for affection and attention. He has a way of hugging you while you hold him and nestling into your neck.

Melman is friendly, outgoing, affectionate, cuddly — and occasional suffers from outbreaks of single kitten/fratboy jerk syndrome. He loves to to explore and climb furniture and make sure nothing is precariously placed (such a helpful guy!). He follows his foster around the apartment when not receiving enough attention. He enjoys other cats, but has emphatically declined to share their home with any dogs.

Although we don’t know his history, we suspect that Melman was raised as a single kitten and taught to play rough — which is why he is just now learning appropriate play behavior. While he does need his 20 hours of beauty sleep, he is otherwise pretty active and needs space and an appropriate cat companion for a good chase or wrestling match.

Melman is generally kind and cuddly with humans (he is a total snuggle bug), but can get nippy without enough stimulation. When he decide it’s time to wrestle and play rough, he will happily choose you if not redirected to the appropriate playmate / cat toy with potentially painful consequences.

Melman needs to go to an experienced home with someone who is able to understand and pay attention to cat body language and willing to create structure and boundaries AND with an active and assertive adult cat with similar play instincts and energy. No kids.

September 26, 2023, 10:21 pm

Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, Inc.

Contact info
Pet ID
Dorothy Sherman
P.O. Box 22948, Brooklyn, NY 11202

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Adoption Application
Adoption Agreement
Adoption Fee
Three references required

Go meet their pets

By appointment only. We offer to drive prospective adoptive prospects to the foster home. We also deliver pets to their new homes.

More about this rescue

Our rescue group was formed in December 2007, but all our Board Members have had extensive experience rescuing and working with abandoned animals. We often work with other rescue organizations to find appropriate and safe foster and adoptive homes for our pet clients. We regularly go to areas with abandoned animals and collect them. The animals are taken to a licensed veterinarian examined, treated and spayed or neutered. Every effort is made to work with the animal and our foster and adoptive families to find a suitable forever home.

For those animals who are truly wild and feral, we release the animal in a safe and secure location after it has recovered from its medical treatment. We also work with certified wildlife rehabilitators to rescue injured and orphaned wildlife. Our organization is focused on improving the welfare of the abandoned animals in need of help in Brooklyn. In furthering that goal, our resources are focused on the animals.

Aside from a few minimal overhead costs such as our website and phone services, our entire budget is spent on animal care such as medical and food costs.