#ShelterSunday: Charm City Companions keeps a special caregiver and his cats together

Charm City Companions keeps a special caregiver and his cats together

Near the beginning of summer we received a referral from one of our TNR (Trap-Neuter- Return) partners. It was a timely referral, since we were going to be transporting what we refer to as ‘a large load’ from this client’s own housing development to a distant clinic the next day. That evening, having been told this potential client had five cats, we followed up on the referral with an in-person visit to Mr. Charles Fletcher.

Mr. Fletcher and Lady Sunshine

Mr. Fletcher and Lady Sunshine

Indeed, Mr. Fletcher, who we came to know as ‘Fletch,’ had five cats that had been roaming in and out of his home. These were all cats that Fletch had taken in from around his court.  After a short conversation, we determined that Fletch needed food, cat litter, flea treatment, and another litter box, which, thanks to donations from supporters, we would be able to provide to Fletch when we returned Coco, Black, Faith, Two-Face and Lady Sunshine from their spay appointments.

When we returned all the ‘girls’ back to Fletch, we were surprised when he told us that he didn’t want us to bring them back. We asked him why and he said, “There will be more to take care of.” It turned out that two of Fletch’s cats had litters when he originally took them in, and he had found homes for all seven kittens. He was concerned about his ability to care for any new cats in need of help who might come along. We assured him that we would continue to support him with his efforts helping cats. We explained that now that all of his free-roaming females wouldn’t have any more kittens, we were on our way to reducing overpopulation on his court.  

Coco on her way to her spay appointment.

Coco on her way to her spay appointment.

Since we met Fletch we have received at least one call a week from someone who says, “Fletch told me to call you all.” Fletch's generous acts to protect numerous homeless cats have already led to the care of countless others!” 

To support the efforts of September’s Monthly Mojo, Charm City Companions, and to help them continue the work they do to help animal lovers like Fletch, please donate to their Gifts That Gives More campaign