Sterling Davis considered music to be his genuine calling, but he left the industry to follow his true passion: cat rescue. In between concerts, the former rapper cleaned litter boxes at a local shelter. While he has always liked cats and has generally had at least one, his work with wild cats and rescues motivated him to be the difference he wanted to see in the world. He contacted his band and informed them that he would not be returning. He spent his entire life to helping cats in need and educating people about the necessity of trap-neuter-return. TNR is the only humane approach to reduce feral cat numbers, and this is a message he wants to get out to everyone.
Davis, who is now known as TrapKing, has made it his mission to “alter the preconceptions of not just males in cat rescue, but also to bridge the gap in communication between black communities and animal rescue/local shelters.” He joined the Navy straight after high school and claims that his military experience, along with his entertainment background, allows him to connect with people of all ages and races. He told Today, “I think being in the military, being around various people, different cultures, and being in entertainment helps me better interact with all sorts of people and better express our goal.”
He understood that TNR programs were desperately needed in towns around the country, not just in his home state of Georgia. He intends to travel throughout the country with his rescue cats Bowie, Damita Jo, and Alanis Mewissette, advocating TNR and assisting local shelters along the route.
Children are the future, and Davis has made sure to include them in his TNR and cat rescue teaching. “You don’t lose cool points for compassion,” he says. He’s even recommending that Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts add a TNR badge to reach out to even more kids.
For now, TrapKing is working with Atlanta’s Java Cats Café to assist find new homes for stray cats who have been surrendered. While Davis still believes in releasing spayed or neutered wild cats to their colony, some are better suited as indoor cats.
His organization’s main focus is on cat rescue, but he also wants to utilize it to unite people around a shared cause. In his opinion, an act of selflessness like the rescue may serve as a model for international unity and cooperation. “As a result, I’d like to make it known.” Davis has found a way to combine his love of music with his passion for rescuing cats by posting footage of the cats being caught and released on social media. Check out the video below to see TrapKing in action and listen to some of his own music.
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