About Frankie's Feline Fund

What others say about us

“It takes special people like Bunny to devote so much time and effort to such a worthy cause. Thanks for what you do.”


A comment on our Facebook page

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate what Frankie’s has done for two old senior cats whose owner passed away. Frankie’s will always be my favorite rescue in NY. That meant so much to me. It just really restores my faith. Thank You so Much!!! I just LOVE Frankie’s!!!!!!


A comment on our Facebook page

They truly care about these sweet, older abandoned cats!


A comment on our Facebook page

Excellent rescue.


A comment on our Facebook page

Bunny is so incredible , true in her mission to help older cats.


A comment on our Facebook page

Fox 5 report on Frankie’s Feline Fund event “Strictly Seniors”

Watch the Fox 5 NY news report on our senior cat adoption event called Strictly Seniors. 

An interview of Bunny Hofberg from Frankie’s Feline Fund

Listen to the interview of Bunny Hofberg by Pawprint, the podcast for animal rescue. On the interview Bunny discusses advantages of having a senior cat of 7+ years of age.

An interview of Bunny Hofberg by The Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Watch the video “Misconceptions about Senior Cats” by The Girl Scouts of Greater New York. The video includes a short interview of Bunny Hofberg, the creator of Frankie’s Feline Fund. 

NY Press interview on the rescue pets of New York

Read the Bunny Hofberg interview on the current state of the New York’s abandoned animals and the inadequate animal shelter system. Click here to read the full Hofberg article on nypress.com.

Here is a poem we think encapsulates the very special experience of adopting a senior cat

One By One 


One by one, they pass my cage,

A little old cat, wizened with age.

Way past his prime, can’t run and can’t play.

They shake their heads and slowly go on their way.

I once had a home, I once had a bed, 
A place that was warm, and where I was fed. 
Now my muzzle is gray, and my eyes slowly fail. 
Who wants a cat so old and so frail? 

My owner decided I didn’t belong, 
I got in his way, my attitude was wrong. 
Whatever excuse he made in his head, 
Can’t justify how they left me for dead. 

When I had come to the end of my rope, 
You looked at my face, and I finally had hope. 
You saw thru the gray, and the legs bent with age, 
And felt I still had life beyond this cage. 

You took me home, gave me food and a bed, 
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head. 
We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low, 
You love me so dearly, you want me to know. 

I may have lived most of my life with another, 
But you outshine them all with a love so much stronger. 
And I promise to return all the love I can give, 
To you, my dear person, as long as I live. 

I may be with you for a week, or for years, 
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears. 
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave, 
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve. 

And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new, 
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you. 
And then I will brag to all who will hear, 
Of the person who made my last days so dear.