Coriza is part of C.A.T. (Cat Assistance Team), which aims to sterilize and provide assistance to cats along the Garden Route. We joined Coriza on a cat rescue operation on a drizzly Thursday morning and had the chance to experience what it’s like helping cats in a township outside George.
“My husband thinks I’m mad. Like, ‘Why do you do something like this all the time and get no pay? Why use your own car?’ But it’s just something that, once you start, you can’t stop. Because you see the amazing difference a little bit of volunteer work can do.
“My daughter brought a cat home once and that was it. I mean, I didn’t grow up with cats and the little thing just amazed me. It also started with Rita (the founder of C.A.T.). I learned so much from her. And then I thought, ‘Why didn’t I start earlier?’ The thing is, I never even noticed cats before. You know when you go to restaurants there are always feral cats around. I never thought about the needs of these cats that I would see.Now, whenever I go to a restaurant, I’m always looking for cats. When I don’t see any, that’s weird to me now.