Woman dresses up in a cape to help animals
Jul 19, 2011
A Fort Greene resident dresses up like a feline superhero twice a month to volunteer at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition and a Manhattan humane society, reports The Brooklyn Paper.
Nicole Abramovici, a professional organizer by day, created her persona "The Prowler" to bring animal food, clothing and toys to the strays and unwanted pets at the shelters.
“A prowler prowls the neighborhood and cats prowl the neighborhood,” Abramovici told the source. “It’s the perfect moniker for what I was going to do which is go around the town and try to make sure that people and animals are all right.”
Abramovici is part of a growing group of superhero philanthropists who enjoy helping others and having some fun doing it. Their group meets together to help create their personas and costumes before going out to save their communities.
With so many pets entering shelters across the country, volunteers, whether caped or not, are always needed to help care for the animals.
Around 5 to 7 million companion animals are brought to animal shelters nationwide every year by their previous owners or animal control, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.