Documentary Filmmakers Series: “Cat Rescuers”


January 12, 2019 4:00 pm

SALISBURY There are at least 500,000 abandoned and feral cats on NYC’s streets, enough to populate a large size city of their own.  These cats mostly fend for themselves sometimes suffering from various ailments and a lack of decent nutrition. City government does little to address the issue.  The question is what do you do if you come across a starving or injured animal in a massive city with all kinds of problems? For four busy full-time professionals who live in Brooklyn, the answer was clear: they must help. Memorial Library.  The Cat Rescuers” recently had its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival where it won the Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” Award, given each year to a film that inspires audiences to respect the dignity and rights of all living beings. The film follows these dedicated cat protectors night and day as they hit the streets, backyards and alleys of Brooklyn to save feline lives. As the film unfolds, it shows the extraordinary skill, resilience and humor these passionate urban heroes bring to this challenging work, and how it has changed their lives. Fruchtman says is was a magnificent privilege to  witness the work of these individuals;”Against great odds, they are making a difference.” Fruchtman will be appearing along with his film at The Documentary Filmmakers  Series at the Scoville Memorial Library. A discussion and Q and A will follow. For additional information 860-435-2838. Contact: Lawrence Davis-Hollander, Adult Program Coordinator   email hidden; JavaScript is required