Supporters Reach Goal Needed to Help Bed-Stuy Stray Cat Pay Dental Bills
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Cat-ching!
Supporters of Melvin, a black and white domestic short-haired stray that made its home in the backyards near Madison Street and Throop Avenue, raised more than $900 as of Wednesday morning, they said.
The amount was raised only two days into the launch of a 20-day campaign to gather $600 to treat the feline's dental disease.
The group that rescued Melvin, North Brooklyn Cats, said they passed their $600 goal around 10 a.m. Wednesday, just three hours after a story about Melvin was posted to DNAinfo New York.
All additional money raised will go towards helping other strays, the group said.
@pauldebenedetto We met the goal & then some! We can help even more Bed Stuy strays now, TNR works!— North Brooklyn Cats (@NorthBkCats) May 14, 2014