GRISSETTOWN—For nearly 30 years, Helen Lund had been feeding a colony of feral cats behind a building on U.S. 17.
Using her own money, Lund would trap the cats and pay a veterinarian to have them spayed or neutered and treated for rabies before releasing them back into the wild.
She bought medicine to treat the wild felines for assorted illnesses and eye problems.
She erected houses for them on the feral colony site on a vacant lot behind a Dumpster.
Sometimes, she’d take a cat or kitten home where she would tame it into a pet of her own.