Running time 1h 27m | Directed by Rob Fruchtman and Steven Lawrence | USA | Comedy, drama


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With over 500,000 streets cats struggling to survive in NYC, and the city unwilling to address the problem, spirited volunteers like Sassee, Claire, Stu and Tara have come to the felines’ aid. Their beat is Brooklyn, where the problem has exploded. Combing the borough’s alleys, backyards and housing projects, they trap the cats, get them fixed and returned to their colonies, or adopted.

THE CAT RESCUERS shows the skill, resilience, and humor these volunteer activists display in the face of such challenging work, and how their mission to reduce animal suffering — which often involves great sacrifices — makes a difference for the animals and the community, while changing the rescuers’ lives.

The Cat Rescuers had its world premiere at the 2018 Hamptons International Film Festival, where it won the Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” Award. (c) Balcony Releasing

The Cat Rescuers movingly portrays the unique individuals committed to helping these cats…no animal lover should be surprised to find themselves holding back tears while watching this documentary.
Bilge Ebiri | New York Times | Full review