Opie doesn’t know it, but his life is in danger.
Two years ago the orange-and-white cat was born in a bleak industrial lot in Queens. Concrete and rusting metal, the roar of machinery and air heavy with the smell of chemicals and exhaust fumes have been his world. Now, even that life is being taken away. Managers at the industrial complex don’t want cats on the site. Shelters provided for Opie and his colony-mates have been thrown away. Their caretaker has been warned not to feed them.
Without food and shelter, Opie won’t survive the coming winter. The colony’s caretaker puts his job on the line, bringing food when he can but the cats are getting thinner. They’re searching, hopelessly, for shelters that are no longer there. Ever-present dangers, including carelessly discarded toxic chemicals, moving vehicles and, when it rains, flooding from a waterway that borders one side of the complex have already claimed many lives. It’s only a matter of time before Opie and the other surviving cats are lost forever as well.
We’re not going to let Opie, Ralphie, Jack Whiskers and 14 other innocent cats suffer and die. With your help, Neighborhood Cats will begin trapping the colony within days and having them spayed, neutered and vaccinated. Then, together with the cats’ dedicated caretaker, we’ll relocate them to a place where they’ll be safe and cared for - this winter, and for many years to come.
Please consider a donation today to save Opie and his colony! Your gift will be used for veterinary care, food, trapping expenses and costs to get the cats safely into the sanctuary that will be their forever home.
Opie always “meows” a greeting when he sees his caretaker. Please don’t let his sweet voice be silenced – help save Opie and his friends now!