'The Cat Rescuers' Documentary Coming Soon With YOUR Help!
We "cat people" love a good cat movie, right? So you'll be excited to hear that a new documentary is on the horizon - it's called "The Cat Rescuers" and sheds light on the good samaritans who work to help abandoned and feral cats in New York City.
We had the opportunity to meet the directors, Rob Fruchtman and Steve Lawrence, at CatCamp this year. In addition to being super nice guys, they're also avid cat lovers (DUH).
The movie sheds light on four volunteers ("Sassee," Claire, Stuart, and Tara) who hope to make a difference in the lives of some of the 1 million abandoned and feral cats living in the streets, parks, and abandoned buildings of New York City.
"Fun" Fact: Over the span of 8 years, one un-spayed female cat can produce over 2 million descendants! They can start breeding at just FOUR MONTHS OLD. (This is also why getting these cats spayed and neutered is super important).
These four volunteers spend countless hours on the streets placing traps for TNR, taking ailing cats to the vet, fielding calls from community members, and unexpected cat "drop offs" from neighbors.
The documentary follows them through their adventures and hopes to raise awareness about feral and community cats. You can watch a segment from the film here:
Get involved by RSVP-ing to their Facebook Launch Party where they will be hosting giveaways, live videos, and more. Then, support their Kickstarter when it launches on April 24.
Also, their website has lots of fun stuff on it like "Cat Rescuer of the Day," links to local rescue groups, and video clips from the film.
And if you're in NYC let us know so we can plan a viewing party!
Image Credits: CatRescuersFilm.com