This has been quite a week for the Atlantic City Boardwalk cats, and our Disaster Response Team!
The cats at the Boardwalk fended for themselves during Superstorm Sandy, as all animals who call the outdoors their home will do. And when the storm passed and our team was able to get in to the city for an assessment, we found them coming back to their colony sites and getting their lives back to normal. Feral cats can live healthy, long lives outsideand these cats were front and center proving it to the world.
Yesterday, the news coming out of Atlantic City continued to be positive. Even at the colony near Euclid Avenue where the Boardwalk sustained the most damage, their caregiver announced that the cats were all accounted for and healthy. While our team worked tirelessly to clean the worst hit site (at the Taj Mahal), the cats lounged about and were acting a bit “nonchalant,” according to one of our team members.
There remains more to be done. We’ll continue cleaning up and getting the colonies prepared for winter over the coming weeks. And we’re reaching out to the other places dealing with Sandy’s aftermath to do whatever we can to help.
We’ll continue to post what we learn through the next few days. Thank you for your words of encouragement, support, and inspiration.