Hartford, Connecticut is home to Willie Ortiz, an incredible man who has spent the last 22 years watching over stray cats in his community.
Willie is a scrap metal collector.
He spends his days collecting metal for recycling, rain or shine, to make a living.
Somehow, he finds time to give love and much needed food to local strays every single day.
He cares for the cats every morning – bringing them sardines and cat food without fail.
His interest in caring for these cats began with a single starving kitten.
He had the following to say about it:
“People were pushing it away, and I could see it needed help. So I said to the Lord, ‘I know these cats can’t understand my accent, but I need to do something,'”
Just last year, a GoFundMe page was set up for Willie by a caring woman named Kathleen Schlentz.
The page quickly accrued more than its target amount, but is still available to help fund Willie’s generosity.
If you like the idea of providing for kitties in need, then you’ll enjoy these pictures of Willie doing what he does best.
Before You Go…
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