Monday, July 26, 2010

church cats

Hyde Park Cats: now with interfaith service! Recently we made a short trip to Marquette Park, a neighborhood to our west. Father Tony at the NBVM (Lithuanian) Church had been feeding and caring for feral group, but needed to remove the cats as he himself has now moved to serve a new parish. With the help of Indiana's GB Rescue, Father Tony had managed to get most of his cats and kittens all tidily into traps! And a very professional job he did, too. By the time we arrived, there was little to do other than load the cats into cars and get them to PAWS (and also to eat cake, courtesy of the church ladies), where they were spay/neutered, thanks to Susan R., who met us and got the cats all set up. The two adult cats went with GB Rescue to a barn in Indiana. The kittens came back to Hyde Park, where they have been fostered and socialized by superkittensocializer extraordinaire Megg. Father Tony was very happy to know his cats were going to be OK and will take his information about TNR to the next parish, on the west side. Good luck, Father Tony! Thanks for helping the cats.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Lovely to read about a priest who follows in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi. Congratulations to this compassionate man for extending the New Testament account of Jesus' teaching to nonhumans: "Whatsover you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me."