Brighton Beach Cat Hoarder Facing Eviction, Holding Adoption Event At Bensonhurst Petco

One of Berger's 45 cats. (Photo: Katherine Gonzalez)

Bensonhurst Bean has a report about Barbara Berger, a Brighton Beach cat hoarder ordered by her landlord to give up all but two of her 45 feline friends or face eviction. Berger has teamed up with Brooklyn Animal Umbrella and Bensonhurst’s Petco at 2601 Stillwell Avenue to hold an adoption event all weekend long to place 20 of the cats in new homes.

Courier Life was first to report on Berger’s plight, in which her fed up landlord has threatened to give her the boot from her rent-stabilized Brighton Beach apartment if she can’t offload the cats. Berger heads to court next week to find whether or not she’s been granted a reprieve.

To adopt one of Barbara Berger’s cats, contact Josephine Marrero at or visit Petco at 2601 Stillwell Avenue (corner of 86th Street) anytime over the weekend.