In a long tradition of metal bands helping cats, Florida melodic death metal band Brutality are re-uniting for a benefit show whose proceeds will go to the Metal Meowlisha charity run by Obituary drummer Donald Tardy and his wife.
As reported earlier, Metal Meowlisha gets cats off the street by feeding them and providing medical care, and is funded by Tardy and friends, and the occasional benefit show. Popular in the metal community, Metal Meowlisha has been in operation now for a half-decade.
According to the official site:
Donald and Heather are committed to caring for feral cats in more than 20 spots or ‘colonies’ each day, 365 days a year. This also involves continually practicing Trap-Neuter-Return and using spay/neuter to control the population of free roaming cats in our area. The ASPCA endorses Trap-Neuter-Return as the ONLY Humane and Effective manner of managing free roaming cat populations, and so do we! In caring for so many cats on the streets, we find many abandoned cats, especially in the current economy and college area that we are working in. Often they are in need of health care, some need extensive treatment. The MM works with our vet and local clinics to the sick and injured cats we find, and networks with the wonderful rescues and shelter in our city to help find homes for friendly, adoptable cats and kittens. We strive to provide medical care as needed to sick or injured feral cats so they can be returned to their outdoor homes to live happily and comfortably. The MM embraces a no-kill ideology and strives to treat sick and injured cats without euthanizing cats based on financial considerations or testing positive for infectious diseases.
This is a service for all people, but the critters who can't speak up in human languages may benefit the most of all. You can help out by connecting with the Metal Meowlisha via any of the following ways:
One of the most important things about getting cats off the street is that stray cats and unsupervised house cast perpetuate a holocaust on wild songbirds, acting out primal instincts that no longer have a legitimate outlet. For example, the State of Washington estimates that housecats kill 39 million wild birds per year in Washington alone.