So, when we came across this story about Siglinda Scarpa, a former NYC artist who runs her own animal sanctuary and rescue organization in rural North Carolina, it struck near and dear to our four-legged-loving hearts. Sure, some may gawk at the fact that she houses over 40 cats on her property — plus seven dogs, and numerous birds, bunnies, and chickens — but this bona fide animal-whisperer is doing an amazing service to our critter counterparts.
Not only does she take in cats from anywhere and everywhere — she's rescued from hoaders in NYC and taken in Katrina refugees — but she brings even the most sickly and starving animals back to life. Plus, we'd say her four-legged friends have it pretty good over at Chez Scarpa, with acres and acres of woodland to explore (safely — the property is fenced in!), as well as pampering from a full-time staff of five, and countless volunteers.
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Photo: Via The New York Times