One of these days, a group of rescuers from Brooklyn came up to the neighborhood to care for local cats. To their surprise, one of the cats was very demanding of their love.
Together with a volunteer, Will Zweigart, founder of Flatbush Cats in Brooklyn, New York, gathered to feed spayed and neutered feral cats in the area, a routine that they undertake on a daily basis now.
Will said that during these sessions, if they happen to find a friendly cat, they will make sure to take it out of the street and find a suitable family.
A new cat has recently shown up in the neighborhood. When the team showed up, she was waiting on the same spot, ready for some love and affection from their side. She came running toward the caretakers, meowing and head bumping them for pets.
Will added that her fur was dirty, which is usually the case with an abandoned cat as they groom themselves less when they are stressed. Not to add to the fact that it is freezing at this time of the year, so the cat was in a very difficult position.
According to the neighbors, the stray cat had been strolling the neighborhood for weeks, trying to find food and a warm shelter. As it happens in the area, abandoning cats is sadly a very common thing. This particular cat was very talkative to the volunteers and wanted back inside.
Will used a humane trap in an attempt to rescue the cat. Will added that traps are the most humane way for cats to be carried around as they don’t like to be transported from one place to place for it might remind them of a trip to a vet or even worse, the last time they were abandoned.
The cat however was really happy and walked straight into the trap. She was happy to go to some warmer place. The volunteers named the kitty Bun and it took her a short time to settle in.
Will said that Bun is quite around people at first, but once she settles in, she loves to play around with her catnip toy. She is for the moment relaxing with one of the volunteers. Next plans include medical treatment including spay, vaccination, and deworming treatment before she is ready for adoption.
Will added that his organization’s goal is to make sure that all stray cats are spayed or neutered which helps reduce the number of cats that show up on shelters. His organization works through the philosophy of trap, neuter, return (TNR), then working with local volunteers to make sure the fixed cats are fed.
Bun luckily is now inside, safe and warm from the cold.