True kindness multiplies.
Bud Tobin of Nova Scotia, Canada, began feeding stray cats while he worked as a security guard in the 90s, and it didn’t take long for him to go above and beyond the call of duty!
Bud and his wife Carol have helped countless cats find homes over the years. In fact, they have four of their own, some of which were strays before they wandered into their lives. Basically, Bud adores the wonderful animals!
So when a friend of his, Sharon MacDougall, came to him with a problem in 2013, he knew just what to do!
She needed a safe place for strays to recover after they received spay/neuter surgery, so Bud offered up his garage and designed his first “cat condo.” He built the small sanctuary from scratch and decided he’d make a few more so he could house multiple cats at one time.
Since then, Sharon estimates that the Tobins have sheltered about 100 cats a year. Not only that, but they also provide them with food, water, and regularly cleaned litter — using their own money!
While they no longer host strays in their garage, Bud said he’s made around 500 cat condos so other volunteers can give these animals a place to be nursed back to health.
Better still, Bud’s not done making them! At 74, he said, “I’m out in the garage from the morning until I come in sometimes at 8, 9 o’clock at night and have supper. Once I start that, I’m zoned right in.”
We’re so thankful for all the volunteers like Bud and Carol who are helping these stray cats get the care and love they need. What an incredible way to show kindness!
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