Supporters Reach Goal Needed to Help Bed-Stuy Stray Cat Pay Dental Bills

By Paul DeBenedetto on May 14, 2014 1:10pm 

 Supporters raised enough money to help Melvin, a stray Bed-Stuy cat, get some serious dental work— and then some.
Supporters raised enough money to help Melvin, a stray Bed-Stuy cat, get some serious dental work— and then some.
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Heidi Systo

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Cat-ching!

A stray cat in Bed-Stuy with some serious dental issues will get the help he needs thanks to some generous strangers who donated to his cause.

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.

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