Laura Kampman & Roberto Sipos by Laurie Bartley for Elle Magazine September 2014, 'Paradise Isle'
At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.
The 45-year-old nurse has turned her two-story, eight-room apartment into a hospice for cats with feline leukemia, scattering it with scores of feeding dishes and at least two dozen boxes litter boxes.
Some have suggested she shelter healthy cats instead. “That’s not my role,” she told The Associated Press. “I’m a nurse. My duty is to the cats that nobody cares about.”
She said that “people don’t adopt adult cats, especially if they are terminally ill.” (AP)
(Photos by AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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