76-Year-Old Man Collects Scrap Metal To Feed Stray Cats Every Single Day

Willie Ortiz, 76, of Hartford, Connecticut, is a veteran and scrap metal collector.He has been feeding stray cats in his neighborhood for 22 years, never missing a day.He goes out in the rain, snow, and freezing cold to collect scrap metal to pay for food and cat supplies.Willie looks after them, feeding them every night and spraying and neutering them to keep the stray population under control.

He began feeding stray cats after witnessing people ignoring a hungry kitten begging for food.”People were pushing it away, and I could tell it needed assistance,” Willie explained.”I know these cats don’t understand my accent, but I have to act.”He decided that caring for stray cats would be his life’s work from that point forward.

Willie drives around collecting scraps to sell every morning, and every evening he leaves his house with tins of sardines and cat food, feeding the cats and checking on their health.He looks after very healthy and well-fed cats.

Willie not only feeds the cats every day, but he also cares for injured or sick cats and brings them in for medical attention.Despite the fact that his job is extremely difficult, Willie claims that it is his life and that it makes him truly happy.Willie says he’ll keep feeding the cats as long as he can.

Last year, a woman named Kathleen Schlentz set up a GoFundMe page to assist Willie in purchasing more food for the cats.Unsurprisingly, it exceeded its goal, but you can still contribute to this mission.We hope that those who believe in Willie’s cause will continue to donate.

He currently 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 wrote on GoFundMe.”He makes sure they have everything they need to live as happy a life as possible.”

The world needs more people like Willie, people whose daily acts of kindness make the world a better place.However, not everyone agrees with his choice.”People ask me why I feed them every day or say I feed them too much,” Ortiz explained.”Do you eat every day?You get three meals a day, while they only eat once every 24 hours.”