Girls And Their Adopted Cats Beautifully Captured By NYC-Based Photographer
Four months ago, NYC-based photographer Brianne Wills took a series of photos featuring women and their adopted cats. Predictably, the internet went wild, and Brianne has now decided to make the project an ongoing series.
Ana with Bisou and Casanova in Queens for #girlsandtheircats. @darlingania ??? "Bisou was a former Animal Care and Control cat that was pulled at the last minute. She was then adopted and didn't get along with the other cat in the house and was going to be returned. My friend Rachel asked me to foster Bisou for one day. We knew she was going to stay after that one day but we also knew we had a lot of work to do. There was no way we would let Bisou end up in a shelter again. Casanova was born on the street with his siblings. While we were unable to save their mother who was hit by a car, I made it my number one priority to get the kittens adopted. Since I was working and going to school full time and couldn't take them in right away, I made them a winter shelter and went to feed them every day for 2 months. It took 3 days in the rain and a professional trap to get Casanova. He destroyed everything in the house after being released from the trap but after a bath and some food he slept on my lap with his tongue out. His brother and sister were adopted by my friends." @darlingania All photos by BriAnne Wills #catlady #adoptdontshop #foster #filmisnotdead #35mm #catsofinstagram
Dana and Orlando in Greenpoint for #girlsandtheircats @rilanyc ??? "Orlando was originally my mothers cat. She found him in the back of a thrift store in Miami, under a pile of junk. He had been a runt abandoned by his mother and was very sick with an eye infection. He also has extra toes on all his paws so we've come to the conclusion he must be a Hemingway cat. My mom saved his life and took him home. A couple years later she brought him up to New York and asked if I would watch him for a month or two. It's been almost two years since then!" -Dana All photos by BriAnne Wills #catlady #catsofinstagram #filmisnotdead #35mm #blackandwhite #cats #adoptdontshop
Viridiana and Max in NE Portland for #girlsandtheircats #girlsandtheircatsOR Viridiana adopted Max from the Oregon humane society @oregonhumane as a kitten 3 years ago after her old cat was hit by a car and she needed another furry companion to help ease her pain. "Max was already a charmer and as we were leaving all of the staff came to say goodbye to him and told me he was going to grow up to be a lover. They were so right." @viridianicuatl All photos by BriAnne Wills #catlady #catlover #adoptdontshop #oregon #portland #girls #cats #catsofinstagram
(My sissy) Jackie and Stinker in Salem, Oregon for #girlsandtheircats. @palominojax About ten years ago, a friend of Jackie's found a tiny orange kitten covered in paint and roaming through an orchard alone. Knowing her friend wasn't going to keep him, Jackie agreed to take him home. Without our mom's permission, Jackie did just that and has had him ever since. He has gone with her to two different universities, multiple apartments and homes and still remains by her side. All photos by BriAnne Wills #girlsandtheircatsOR #adoptdontshop #catlady #catladyforlife #catlover #oregon
Leilani with Shrampton and Bunni in the LES for #girlsandtheircats. @myshimoda Leilani is a fashion designer who recently moved to NYC from LA with Shrampton and his sister Bunni. Shrampton is ridiculously cute. Check out his ig @shrampton All photos by BriAnne Wills #catlady #catlover #catsofinatagram #weeklyfluff #scottishfold
Shay and Edie in Greenpoint for #girlsandtheircats. Edie was found in a providence, RI dumpster, emaciated and in need of medical attention. Shay had just moved 3000 miles from home and decided to take Edie in to aid her homesickness. "She was a cranky muffin right from the get go and I even had to change her name from Memphis to Edie because my first choice was a poor fit for her Grey Gardens style personality…I fell in love with her curmudgeonly cuddles." @shayplatz Despite vets being unable to tell her age (they have all been saying "she's at least 3" for the past 14 years) she is around 17 years old. All photos by BriAnne Wills #catlady #catladyforlife #catlover #bookproject #photoseries #catsofinstagram #weeklyfluff
Kelly and her sweet girl Olive in the West Village for #girlsandtheircats. As a baby, Olive was left to die in a Georgia dumpster with her brothers and sisters. @humanesociety rescued and transported the litter to NY where Kelly adopted her from In Our Hands Rescue mobile adoption truck. "We are both from Georgia so I felt an instant connection and had to save her. Rescue pets are the best. She keeps me motivated to continue advocating for animal rights." @kellyvitko All photos by BriAnne Wills #hsus #inourhandsrescue #catlady #caturday #catsofinstagram
Another shot of Whitney and One-Eyed Willie in Ditmas Park for #girlsandtheircats. @ms.dr.contrast Whitney is a composer/conductor and she adopted One Eyed Willie from the Sean Casey Animal Rescue Center. He had been at the shelter for a long time and while Whitney was looking around she heard a young boy making fun of his one eye, and she thought the best thing she could do for him was give him a home. They've been best buds ever since. "I call him an ambassador of the estate. He greets everyone- a most perfect host."
Sam and Charlie in Bushwick for #girlsandtheircats @samtarter Charlie and his brothers were rescued by @tinydarsky when she noticed someone giving the kittens away in a Dallas grocery store parking lot. Worried for their safety she had them flown out to NYC where she found them loving homes. ? #catlady #catsofinstagram #catladyforlife #adoptdontshop #photographer #animallover