All Blog Posts Tagged 'cats' (5)

Study: Astoria is Full of Dogs & Cats

An interesting study on pet ownership in NYC was recently published by the economists at StatsBee, a column in the NYC Economic Development Corporation blog.

The study found that there are approximately 1.1 million dog and cat pets in NYC--equating to one pet in every three (33%) households. This is understandably far below the national average of 60%.

However, as the below graphic shows, Astoria is among the City's most pet-populated…


Added by Ran Craycraft on February 16, 2012 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Astoria Characters: The Pet Protector

Christine Shane has a full house, but there’s not a peep.

Bosco, a blue-nose pitbull, Nubia, a chihuahua/pharaoh hound mix; James, a pitbull; Jayda, a black pitbull/lab mix; Sam, a lab; and the four hairless sphynx cats – Henrik, Pandora, Trinity and Nefereti -- are all in…


Added by Eileen Thompson on April 2, 2011 at 8:12am — No Comments

Can U.S. Pet Discount Be Reincarnated as an Adoption Center?

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Nearly a month ago, U.S. Pet Discount on Steinway Street caught fire and took the lives of several caged animals. The animals that survived the blaze…

Added by Ran Craycraft on June 28, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Steinway Street Fire

Photo by Dan Callister of the Daily News

At least 30 cats and dogs were rescued yesterday from US Pet Discounts on Steinway Street after an all-hands fire broke out in the rear of the store. The blaze required rescuers to cut through the metal security gate at the entrance and cut locks to rescue the caged animals.

Astoria City Council Member, Peter Vallone, Jr. has been an opponent of the solid… Continue

Added by Ran Craycraft on June 1, 2010 at 1:48pm — 12 Comments

Kitty looking for it's owner...

A member of the site found this adorable(?) kitty on 30th St. and 31st Ave. Anyone know who it belongs to? Despite the picture, the good samaritan emphasized that she's very friendly--suggesting it's likely someone's house cat. Contact Liz if you know where miss kitty… Continue

Added by Ran Craycraft on May 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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