“At all times, aid other people,” the Boy Scouts pledge. It’s a beautiful and uplifting goal in and of itself, but it’s made even better by the fact that this desire to help and do good appears to extend to our four-legged companions.
When the Boy Scouts of Troop 3310 in Atlanta, Georgia, began the mission of building movable winter shelters for stray cats, they displayed their deep concern for all living beings.
Many people continue to believe that cats are self-sufficient enough to survive as stray cats.
However, while a domestic cat’s typical lifespan is around 10-15 years, a stray cat’s average lifespan is only 2-5 years.
These unfortunate, homeless felines live horrifically risky lives, exposed to busy roads, malnutrition, accidents, sickness, and other animals.
Another severe threat to their lives is exposure to the outdoors, especially during the winter.
Cats are at risk of experiencing hypothermia or frostbite if they cannot find shelter when the temperatures drop.
Every year, strays die of exposure because they have nowhere to go.
Troop 3310, on the other hand, set out to change that.
The guys created many insulated cat houses out of storage totes, which they subsequently delivered to LifeLine Animal Project, who were overjoyed to receive the thoughtful gifts.
The LifeLine Animal Project rescues as many stray cats as they can and oversees several cat colonies.
The organization traps, neuters, and releases cats who have become too feral to remain indoors, ensuring that they do not contribute to the stray population’s growth.
Many of these stray cats live in “cat colonies,” and LifeLine Animal Project does everything possible to feed and protect them.
The Boy Scouts have now been able to supply these cats with these small shelters, which will protect them from the harsh winter weather.
Through this conscientious endeavor, the Boy Scouts have made a significant difference for the strays of Atlanta, and we are grateful to know that there are such nice and hardworking people in the world.
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