ITHACA, N.Y. — For a couple hours April 20, a room in the Tompkins County Public Library will transform into a Kitten Party, where adoptable cats and kittens will likely capture your heart.

The cats will be from Browncoat Cat Rescue, a volunteer-run organization that rescues unwanted and abandoned cats in Ithaca and surrounding areas. The Kitten Party will go from 2 to 4 p.m. April 20 in the library’s BorgWarner Community Room.

Animal lovers of all ages are welcome to attend the event.

Volunteers for Browncoat Cat Rescue create awareness within the community and educate people on the importance of spaying and neutering, their website says. Volunteers work with committed foster parents, local veterinarians and community members to empower feral cat colony keepers and find loving homes for rescued cats.

Catch scenes from the last Kitten Party and learn more about Browncoat Cat Rescue with the video below.

For more information, contact Kate DeVoe at

Featured image by Carolina Barría Kemp/Flickr

Kelsey O'Connor

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