Objective reached in effort to save lots of cats left deserted by murder

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Readers have responded generously to a volunteer effort to save lots of and discover properties for a colony of stray cats in Chinatown.

Jonathan Hammell, 42, a resident of Eccles Avenue, had been one of many major caregivers for the animals till he was killed in a struggle at his rooming home on Nov. 11. One other tenant has been charged within the murder.

A bunch of neighbours and animal lovers stepped ahead to first assist feed the dozen or so cats, then start discovering everlasting properties for them.

A GoFundMe campaign was attempting to raise $6,000 for meals, provides and veterinary care and, by Friday afternoon, it had surpassed $5,900 from about 120 donors.

One of many organizers, Marna Nightingale — a neighbour and acquaintance of Hammell’s — mentioned the group was thrilled with the response.

“Oh gosh, I want I may title a cat after each single one among them,” she mentioned Friday. “It’s wonderful, completely mind-blowing and we’re so, so grateful.”