Brooklyn woman aims to save stray cats

A Brooklyn woman is on a mission to save stray cats.



For more than 15 years, Jill Riker has dedicated her free time to helping sick and stray cats survive and teaching others how to do the same. With the help of her boyfriend, Riker has turned her home into a safe haven, welcoming strays Lilly, Lola and Jason, among others.



Since creating Bed-Stuy Kitty Crew, many cats have been adopted, while others have been neutered and released. Either way, Riker says she is working to stop the population of cats from increasing.



Some people now call Riker "The Cat Lady" since she can often be found walking her neighborhood with a colony of cats waiting to be fed.



She hopes to one day open a nonprofit to help more cats live long and healthy lives.


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