Chris Arsenault, a retired train conductor from Long Island, NY, has rescued over 300 cats and cares for them every day.
This hero began taking in homeless cats in 2006 following the death of his son Eric, who lost his life in a motorcycle accident. He came across a colony of 30 sick kittens one day and knew he had no other choice other than to help them.
He nursed them back to health, and the rest is history.
He decided to turn his home into a cat haven and loved it so much that he opened the Happy Cat Sanctuary. “This sanctuary is in memory of my son,” says Chris.
The sanctuary now houses over 300 rescue cats, each with their own sad story.
“We have saved cats from terrible hoarding situations, from condemned homes, and even from gangs who try to trap them for use as bait in dog fighting rings.”
Over the years, Chris has built towers, heated outdoor structures, an even an entertainment area for the cats, where they can watch chickens.
And the good news? All cats and kittens are available for adoption.
All cats are neutered and have regular access to vet care. Plus, they’re all given plenty of love and affection.
At bedtime, the cats try to squeeze in Chris’ room for cuddles.
“It’s unconditional love, you know, the cats just know that you’re helping them,” Chris told CBS NY.
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