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Brooklyn Heights, Celebrity Residents

Too Cute Comes To Brooklyn Heights

May 29, 2013

Juno with Kate, Paddington, Winnie,and Ballo

When Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition took in a pregnant cat who appeared  after Hurricane Sandy, the organization had no idea that she would become a TV star.

Juno gave birth to three of her own kittens, and then the magnanimous mom also adopted an orphan kitten, nursing her along with her own babies, who are now all of adoptable age and who will be featured at this Sunday’s Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days free adoption event in Union Square.

Also attending the event will be an Animal Planet television crew, filming the final episode of a Too Cute series that will feature Juno and her babies, focusing on the day that they get adopted and get to go to their forever home.

“She was just an amazing mother to her own kittens,” BBAWC’s Anne Levin said of Juno. “She’s incredibly sweet and good-natured.”

“In February we got a call from Animal Care and Control—not everyone will take orphan bottle babies, and these were particularly sad cases, and Juno was just so sweet and affectionate towards them.”

Juno has been fostered in Brooklyn Heights since she was taken in last fall, and she and the four kittens—three of her own and one she “adopted”–have been filmed every couple of weeks since they were born.

Levin doesn’t know exactly when the Juno episodes will air. Animal Planet airs in Brooklyn Heights on TWC channels 86 and 786 and FiOS 130/1565.

Click here for more photos of Juno and her babies here, and here to see other cats and kittens available for adoption from BBAWC.









Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Arts and Entertainment

For the Birds: Mike Tyson Returns to Brooklyn

January 9, 2011

Former heavyweight boxing champion/Brooklyn native Mike Tyson is returning home to Brooklyn.
He’ll be the star of Taking on Tyson a reality show on Animal Planet scheduled to premiere March 6.

Considering Tyson’s life has been a rollercoaster – his dominance of boxing in the 80s, a rape conviction, the Holyfield ear fiasco, his marriage to actress Robin Givens, his acting debut in The Hangover – following him around with a camera would surely produce some drama.

But this show is on Animal Planet, not ESPN or E! or Bravo. So, it will be focused on Tyson’s lifelong passion for racing pigeons. The six episode series will follow Tyson as he returns to Brownsville to prepare his birds for competition.

But the show won’t be all for…errr… about the birds.

“I have a pretty colorful past so you’re going to find out some interesting things about me too,” Tyson said at the recent Television Critics Association confab. “But the main insight is the birds and what they mean in our lives. Even though I might be out there fighting and getting locked up, this is what we do. This is no hobby.”

As a matter of fact as a teen Tyson gained notoriety in Brownsville for being a ferocious fighter after he beat the pulp out of a gang member who tortured and killed one of his birds.

When the show began filming last year, Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes announced his office would be looking into whether or not the show violated gaming laws. Hynes was also said to be monitoring the show after PETA made claims of animal cruelty.

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