The Feed The Cats Project: A Tribute to Kimba and Piccolo
They say that cats can steal your heart and leave a paw-print on your soul. That’s certainly true for me – I lost two feline companions, Kimba and Piccolo, a few years ago, and my life has never been the same. They were with me for 16 years, and when they crossed the Rainbow Bridge, I knew I had to do something to honor their memory. That’s how “The Feed The Cats Project” was born. In this blog post, I want to share more about this project, how it came to be, and its impact on my life and countless feline friends.
The Feed The Cats Project’s root concept is simple- providing food and water to stray cats in my community and beyond. As someone who’s always had a soft spot for felines, I often encounter stray cats during my travels and in my neighborhood. At any given time, 40 to 60 cats can hang around outside my home. I wanted to ensure they were fed, especially during the cold winter when food was scarce. This is how this idea started.
As my love for cats grew, so did the project. The more I learned about the plight of stray cats, the more I realized that they needed more than just food and water. They need medical attention, shelter, and lots of love and attention. That’s when I decided to dream big and model my project after The Cat House on the Kings and the Lanai Cat Sanctuary. Both are wonderful organizations that focus on improving the lives of stray cats. I want to do something like this, and the FeedThe Cats Project is a stepping stone toward that dream.
The initial setup of the Feed The Cats Project was pretty simple – I started with a few bowls of food and water outside my house, and soon, I had more and more cats showing up. As the numbers grew, I knew I needed help. That’s when I reached out to fellow cat lovers, veterinarians, and animal welfare groups. Their support has been invaluable. With their help, we expanded our feeding stations, provided medical care for sick and injured cats, and even sterilized some feral cats to control the population.
Over the years, I’ve found that the Feed The Cats Project has had a positive ripple effect. It’s brought the community together, and people are more aware of the plight of stray cats. They’re not viewed as pests anymore but as vulnerable creatures that need our help. I’ve also found that many cats that were once afraid of humans have become more social and trusting because of their regular interaction with the volunteers who help with the project.
Feed The Cats Project is my tribute to Kimba and Piccolo, and I’m proud of the impact it’s had on the feline community. From humble beginnings, it’s grown to be a project that provides food, water, and medical care to dozens of cats in my community and beyond. It’s also brought together people who love cats and want to make a difference. My dream is that someday, with the help of donations and proceeds from my businesses, it could grow to become an organization that provides more comprehensive care for stray cats. Until then, I’ll continue to do what I can, one bowl of food and one cat at a time.
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