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Tiny kittens to join mother cat on death row in New York City high kill shelter

Extremely friendly and affectionate Crissy was picked up as a stray and birthed her kittens at a high kill shelter where all three are slated to die.
Extremely friendly and affectionate Crissy was picked up as a stray and birthed her kittens at a high kill shelter where all three are slated to die.Urgent Cat Rescue/ Nicole Garner

Extremely loveable Crissy, a mere baby herself at only one-year-old, has been nursing her two newborn kittens for a week, at the high kill animal shelter in Brooklyn's New York City Animal Care and Control. On Sunday, Crissy and her two kittens, Missy and Issy were placed on the list to be euthanized.

Listed on Urgent Cat Rescue, Crissy is a short haired brown and gray tabby; perhaps not a head turner when it comes to cats, but this young gal's life is just as valuable as any other sentient being, and so too are the little ones who entered into this world less than one week ago as innocent victims of an irresponsible owner.

Crissy's evaluation shows her as a friendly cat who solicits petting, attention and human contact.

On May 28, Crissy passed her temperament test with flying colors. Please reference her ID#A1000903.

Reaction to assessor: comes to the front of the cage, soliciting, rubbing against the cage front (1) When spoken quietly: stays at front, continues soliciting attention (1) Reaction to door cage opening: remains soft & relaxed (1) Reaction to touch: solicits petting and attention (1) Reaction to toy or novel object: interested but cautious (2) Try picking cat up: did not attempt to pick the cat up, pregnant. notes: Crissy interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat can go to a beginner home."

Please note that kittens under eight weeks of age or weighing less than two pounds can only be pulled out of the shelter by a rescue.

For more information on adopting from the NYC Animal Care &Control, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following:

For more information on a particular cat, email but only if serious about adopting, and only if you are able to go to the shelter in-person. Please do not email for status updates... the only thing you will accomplish is spamming their in boxes and causing real adopter emails to go unnoticed.

Contact the NYC ACC at (212) 788-4000 for further automated instructions.

At the time this article was published, the status of Crissy and her kittens have been changed to "Unknown." Please click here for further information.

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