New York and the surrounding area is often hit with extreme weather conditions and the temperature can quickly drop below freezing. So it can be very tough if you’re a community cat and don’t have a warm place to go.
Nathaniel lives in Brooklyn and whilst working from home on a snowy day he realized something was happening outside his apartment window.
It was then that he noticed there was a stray cat pawing at his window, asking to come in – and who can blame her, it was freezing out there.
He immediately recognised the cat as Chunk Chunk, one of the members of a nearby stray cat colony.
Knowing that Chunk Chunk was having the worse time of her life, Nathaniel knew he had to do something. He had never been a cat fan, but his fiancée Renee, volunteers her time to help keep the local community cats safe.
He couldn’t leave this kitty out in the cold and snow so he allowed the shivering cat in so she could warm up on such a miserable day.
“I’ve always been pretty reticent about bringing the cats inside, but I knew Renee would really want me to help Chunk Chunk out,” he explained. “I love Renee and I knew helping Chunk Chunk was the right thing to do.”
He did manage to film her before letting her in !!
Chunk Chunk was very skittish and he was worried that she wouldn’t get on with dog.
He decided the safest place for her would be in the bathroom so he put some towels on the floor to make her comfortable.
When Renee arrived home from work she didn’t seem surprised when she learned about their house guest.
“She’s been one of the friendliest community cats that I’ve ever come across,” she said. “She’s always asking for pets and starts purring within seconds.
A week later she is still with them and has even had a visit to the vet to make sure all is well.
They are hoping that she will get on with the dog because there is a good chance that this would be her forever home.