There are many caring animal lovers who work hard to help the homeless cats in their communities, but one little boy in Philadelphia is a true superhero for cats! A recent article in The Dodo brought a smile to a lot of people’s faces around the world when it went viral on social media.
A 5-year-old boy named Shon began caring for the street cats in his city when he was just 3, asking to accompany his aunts on their trips around town, feeding and helping multiple colonies of stray cats. The women were hesitant at first, but to their surprise, Shon was a true “cat whisperer”—with even the most feral cats allowing him to approach and pet them.
Shon has graduated from pets and head scratches to helping the women serve treats, dry food, and water to the cats. He also loves to dress up in superhero costumes, because “he said it makes him feel like a superhero for animals” …we couldn’t agree more!
Images: Kolony Kats via The Dodo