|Cinnamon and Sugar|
Above is a link to the news story from this morning - where I was interviewed! But no video yet. That I know of.
So the story goes like this: I was driving to Second Street, where I feed behind Paul's house, but there was a police car blocking the street, so I got out and asked whats up, and to tell him what I do. I couldn't get through. Trouble down the street. I could see a SWAT van but the cop said its a 'command' center. He was really very very nice. I told him I had another feeding station at the end of the street on Pennsylvania and he said it was only blocked at the other end. I told him the kitties behind Paul's would be hungry today. I didn't really say that, but I thought it. So I drove around the block and parked to feed at my two spots on Pennsylvania and Second. I did my thing across the road behind a house, and then crossed the road to go to the abandoned boarded up house on the hill, and a woman rushed over to me, I didn't see it was a film crew, and she says 'do you live here?' yea, right, I live here at this boarded up house. I told her what I was doing there, and she asked if they could interview me. I did look horrendous (who doesn't at 4 am?), but I wanted to plug the cats.
Her: Do you know those people across the street? I told her I knew them, had conversations with them. Told her I knew just about everyone in this area because of what I do.
Her: Does this crime surprise you? No. Why? There is a lot of crime and poverty here, and they go hand in hand.
Her: Does it deter you from what you are doing, feeding the cats? I don't just feed them, I also shelter them, and get them spayed and neutered. There is a real problem with homeless cats and I try to do my part around here to help that. No, I am fearless and determined to reduce their population by Trap Neuter Return.
She took my hand and said God bless you for what you are doing (off camera).
Here is one video - there were two shown on TV this morning, but I wasn't in this one:
That was the highlight of my day. I raced off to finish up my route.
Have a good day!
"Poverty is the mother of crime."