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New York's Bravest Firehouse Cats Take Over Instagram

 Boogie and Carlow both maintain social media presences. 
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MIDTOWN — Roll over, dalmatians. New York’s Bravest are turning into cat people.

With rescue cats Boogie of Ladder 24 in Midtown and Carlow of Yorkville’s Tower Ladder 13, firehouse cats are spreading like wildfire on Instagram.

Carlow has 7,099 followers; Boogie 2,720. A firefighter at a third brigade said his Manhattan house also recently picked up a kitty, but declined to give his name unless it was approved by the FDNY.

Firefighters from Ladder 24 would not speak on the record about the cats without permission from higher-ups. Ladder 13 did not respond to requests for comment.

FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer said in an email that he did not know “what a rescue cat is” and declined to be interviewed on the topic. 

Carlow’s Instagram account shows him listening intently to radio calls, and Boogie’s profile claims he is "controlling my turf on 31st street meow with my cats in E1/L24.” Boogie also maintains a "#nomousezone" at the firehouse, according to his account.



10-77 fire in a residential high rise. #buff

A video posted by Carlow (@carlow_fdny_cat) on


Hey you little probies, just know that's the best looking cat on the job right meow!!!

A photo posted by Boogie (@midtownboogiefdny) on

Carlow went missing in 2012 but was found roaming the Upper East Side two days later.