They hear it all the time: “‘You’ve got to help that cat – he’s right by the water! Cats hate water!’ Nope, not Tommy. He loves to nap right beside the lapping waves and feel the sea breeze fluff his fur while the water throws sparkles on him.” So say the nice people at Project Bay Cat.
“He’s a pretty special boy, isn’t he?” Tommy is one of many cats looked after by Project Bay Cat, an innovative and successful program that humanely manages a large group of community cats living along San Francisco Bay. Project Bay Cat volunteers have found homes for 118 cats since they began in 2004. Ninety-six percent of the cats have been spayed and neutered. This is Captain, “the self-appointed guardian of the shoreline.”
These gorgeous healthy cats are fed daily and looked after by dedicated volunteers.
They even have their own hand-laid stone cat bridge to help them reach a feeding station.
To learn more about Project Bay Cat and enjoy their videos of Tommy and other cats who have been placed in loving homes, go to their Facebook page.
Project Bay Cat was created in 2004 as a collaborative effort between a municipality, the Homeless Cat Network and the community. It has grown into a model program that others around the world have followed and replicated.