The term "cat lady" indicates a woman who feeds free cats (the law "281" recognizes cats the "right" to live free and regularizes the role of the cat lady). Furthermore, this law protects cats and prohibits anyone from mistreating them, gives them the right to live free and gives them the possibility of being neutered free of charge using the local competent health authorities (Veterinary Services and ASL Veterinary) and later put them back in their territory ".

A group of cats that live in the wild are referred to as a feline colony. In 1991, again by the same law, the “nobody's stray” cat becomes the “collective cat” and the cat lady goes from being abusive, marginalized, lonely, to having an official role, to a public role of social utility.

Law "281" was won following battles and demonstrations by animal rights activists and animal rights associations. This law has marked big wins for all who love cats and even dogs. Among the acquired rights we find the ban on euthanasia for stray animals.

Cats are solitary animals and the only vital and shared relationship is that with their mother who provides them with food and education. The cat sees the human and the cat lady as a mother cat. The cat, in the presence of a mother (human and otherwise) remains an eternal puppy: he asks for food.

Cats have learned to use with humans and especially with women, the same meows they used as kittens with their mothers.

Who is the cat lady:

The cat lady is usually a woman, who takes care of feeding free cats. It has gone from a solitary activity of recovery and distribution of food, to being, after law 281, organized in social activities such as relations with institutions, municipalities, police, local health authorities, etc.

The cat lady had to learn about the laws and regulations for the regulation and recognition of feline colonies and for their protection and to assert their legal rights as a "cat lady".

30 years ago the term cat lady was considered an insult, because she was identified as an old, ugly, spinster, lonely, poor, marginalized, bad-tempered and dirty woman ... A witch.

Now, the "cat lady" has completely different connotations and indicates a person who takes care of cats, their nutrition, care, sterilization and the adoption of puppies. The cat today can also be a man ...

This great evolution of the cat lady and of the social idea that one had of these people took place starting from Law 281.

The food given has also changed a lot over time. We have gone from food scraps, chicken livers and more to industrial products, moist and crunchy, much more comfortable to use and transport.

The throws decide on a specific time and place to go and feed their feline colonies and they respect it because cats are habitual and show up at the place at the right time for baby food. This creates in throwing an obligation and a responsibility because they would never disappoint the expectations of these hungry little mouths waiting for food.

Cats are able to recognize the cat lady, the noise of the bags containing the food, the footsteps of the trolleys and the engine of her car. They appear out of nowhere and gather for a meal and then disappear disappearing.

Now among the cats we find women of all kinds (but also men): graduated women, beautiful, married and excellent professionals. The cat lady is a generous woman who does not need rewards or recognition. The cat lady does not expect anything, she loves to give without obtaining anything, a concept that is difficult to apply to human beings. The throws have an extra gear.

Being a cat lady is a real passion and it takes love, courage and perseverance to take care of many small defenseless lives and protect them from those who want to harm them because unfortunately the cat often becomes the lightning rod of all the dissatisfactions and unspoken violence of unhappy people and sick ... And unfortunately there are many.