For 22 Years, This Scrap Metal Worker Has Been Feeding Neighboring Cats, Never Missed A Day

The world need more people like this.

Meet Willie Ortiz, a scrap metal collector who has been feeding stray cats for 22 years now, not missing a single day. The 76-year-old man, a veteran and a husband of 52 years from Hartford, Connecticut, provides food to nearly 70 felines. “Presently he feeds 16 colonies of stray and feral cats, a total of 68 cats, every night, 365 days a year and has never missed a night in 22 years,” Kathleen Schlentz said via GoFundMe. “He makes sure they get what they need to have as good a life as possible.”

Ortiz, a Puerto Rico native, started feeding cats back in 1995, after seeing a hungry kitty begging for food. “People were pushing it away, and I could see it needed help,” Ortiz told Courant. The man immediately realized that caring for cats was his life’s mission.

However, not everyone understands his decision. “People ask me why I feed them every day, or tell me I feed them too much,” Ortiz said. “You eat every day, no? You get three meals; they eat once every 24 hours.”

Ortiz says he will continue doing this for as long as he can.

More info: GoFundMe (h/t: lovemeow)

Meet Willie Ortiz, a scrap metal collector who provides food to stray cats on a daily basis

via: boredpanda

The 76-year-old man, a veteran and a husband of 52 years feeds nearly 70 felines

via: boredpanda

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