There is a fine line

between life and death

in the cat world.

Homeless or rescue,

feral or lost or found.

It all has to do with

having an advocate,

someone who speaks for you.

Someone who doesn’t speak in meows.


We are those. (them, they?)

We rise each morning to save cats.

We volunteer at shelters;

trap, neuter, and return;

search disaster zones.

We foster and heal,

love and comfort and clean.

We do it,

not because we are kind

(though we are kind),

not because we are paid

(we are often the ones who pay).

Not because we are better than anyone else,

but because

cats need us.

Dedicated to all those who volunteer for cats, no matter what the capacity. Together we make the world better, one cat at a time.

About Mollie Hunt

Loves cats. Writes books.
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12 Responses to CAT ADVOCATE, a poem

  1. Brian says:

    AMEN! That was beautiful and totally purrfect!

  2. chrisscatmeow says:

    Great poem and so true.x😻💞🐾🐾🐾

  3. 15andmeowing says:

    That is a beautiful poem. I wish every cat had an advocate.

  4. Roby Sweet says:

    That’s a beautiful poem. I really admire people who work (whether paid or volunteer) in animal rescue.

  5. Katie Kat says:

    Thank you for this poem… made me cry. ❤

  6. Beautiful poem. We can certainly use our voice and charity to make a difference in their lives.

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