The Cat Rescuers: a documentary that needs to be told

The Cat Rescuers, tells the story of efforts to deal with over a million cats roaming the streets of New York City.

As many of the cats are feral, you won’t see them during the day. They are hiding underneath cars and in alleys, but they are there.

The Cat Rescuers

The Cat Rescuer is a documentary that could have a huge impact on feral cats.

There are so many the city can’t handle the problem, and that’s where the Cat Rescuers have stepped in. The feature-length documentary tells the story of Sassee, Claire, Stu and Tar, four of the dedicated, street-smart volunteers making a difference in the homeless cats of Brooklyn.

No cat should have to live on the brink of starvation, outside, in the cold. The upcoming documentary profiles four dedicated cat rescuers in Brooklyn, New York working to improve the lives of NYC’s one million estimated abandoned and feral cats. To view the Kickstarter trailer, visit

The documentary is looking for the funds to help finish the film, which can make a huge difference to the homeless cats in New York City. They are hoping to meet their stretch goal of $62K! By helping spread the word about our Kickstarter (, you’d not only be helping them finish the film faster, but help spread awareness of this issue more effectively. Tag the cat lovers you know. With everyone’s help, this film will make a difference.

The number of cats in Brooklyn and throughout New York City has exploded in the last decade, and the documentary hopes to bring attention to the problem, and raise funds for the project.

The film is available on Kickstarter through tomorrow (May 25, 2017). For a glimpse of the documentary, click here. Paws for Reflection had a chance to get a glimpse of it at BlogPaws 2017 in Myrtle Beach, SC, and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Directed by Rob Fruchtman and Steven Lawrence, whose past work has won awards at the Sundance film Festival, as well a being seen on HBO, Showtime, PBS and more.

The Cat Rescuers in now in post production, and is targeting an early 2018 film Festival, followed by theatrical streaming, home video and broadcast.

As of now, they are seeking:

  • Kickstart backers through May 25, 2017
  • Community Screening Hosts
  • Associate producers
  • And corporate sponsors

For more information about the product, visit, or You may also email them at

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Please check out the kickstarter trailer about this very important documentary, and share on all of your social media channels. The feral cat issue in cities is so very critical because there are just so many. Can you imagine over a million feral cats in New York City? Please leave your paw prints here is you’ve shared.



Category: Cats, Feral Cats, Rescue, TNR

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6 Responses to The Cat Rescuers: a documentary that needs to be told

  1. I can’t wait for it to come out!

  2. 15andmeowing says:

    I am glad this is being made, someone needs to speak out for these poor kitties.

    • BJ says:

      It is unbelievable that there are that many cats in NYC. It’s a great project and a story that needs to be told, indeed.

  3. Brian says:

    That’s an amazing project and it looks like they are darn good at telling the story!

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