The “Cat Trap King” Visits Earle Brown Elementary
They call him the “Cat Trap King.” Sterling Davis put his professional rap career on hold and is now singing a new tune. Davis became an animal advocate and shared his love for furry felines with students at Earle Brown Elementary.
The Atlanta rapper switched careers while working a temporary job at an animal shelter. During that time, he noticed not many men or blacks involved with animal shelters.
“When I went in, they were like, we’ve never seen somebody like you, doing this,” Davis recalled.
Davis is trying to change that perception. He started TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions, a nonprofit that works as an alternative to euthanasia for feral cat colonies. He now travels the country, spreading his message about cat compassion.
“Hopefully the young guys will see my relationship with my cat, see my fingernails and understand that you don’t lose cool points for compassion,” said Davis.
He says his nonprofit informs about preventing animal diseases and cat overpopulation.
“What I do is I catch the cats. I get them spayed, neutered and vaccinated. And I return them back to their colony,” he said.
Davis also showed students how to build shelters to keep feral felines warm during the winter. His visit is part of Minneapolis-based nonprofit Feline Rescue’s community cat week celebration. It includes a party Saturday, Oct. 19, at Alexander Hill Ballroom at Macalester College in St. Paul.