The Internet is wrong about many things, but its love of cats certainly isn’t one of them.
Alex and Vicky Ba are two of those sensible cat enthusiasts, and for five years they’ve taken care of a stray black-and-orange feline named Tigress.
But in January, Tigress went missing, and when Alex and Vicky went to look for their stray friend, they found her emaciated and meekly meowing in -20 C weather. The sores running down her flank had been exposed to the elements, and upon first examination the veterinarian thought she was dead.
The mounting vet bills were too much for Alex and Vicky, yet there was hope for Tigress. The newly formed WatchCat Coalition publicized a fundraising campaign and the internet, brimming as it is with feline affection, did not disappoint: Donors contributed over $2,200, enough to pay the bills. Tigress’s status has since been upgraded to frisky, and the internet got a few more cute cat pictures in the process.