Neighborhood Cats started "Staten Island Clean Sweep" last month to help curb the population of strays.
Supporters of Melvin raised more than $900.
Locals set up a kitty to pay for Melvin the cat to get his teeth fixed.
The $125 visits feel more like playdates than doctor's appointments, the vet said.
Ruff Club's screening process includes a 90-minute dog temperament test and vet records.
At least four dogs died after being walked in the same area in Riverside Park in Harlem in July.
The band Pet Rox writes songs inspired by the pets of New York City.
Dr. Pamela Corey was suspended after her necropsy of Charlie, a carriage horse, became controversial.
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