5-Year-Old Boy Is A Superhero To Local Feral Cats

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on August 25, 2017

Shon Griffin may be young, but it’s clear he has a knack for rescuing cats.

Currently 5-years-old, his aunts noticed he had a special bond with cats when he was just 3 years of age. Kris Papiernik and fiancé Kia Griffin care for several feral cat colonies, also known as the Kolony Kats. They knew their nephew had a special way with felines when he was able to get one particular kitty out of his shell after they’d been trying for years.

“It all started when we spotted two feral kittens we named Lady and Bug behind a row of houses in a driveway,” Griffin told ABC News. “We started feeding them and [were] able to trap Lady with no problem. We had her spayed, [gave her] shots and released her back outside to her home. Bug eluded the trap and any close contact with us for two years. Other cats showed up and started hanging out with Lady and Bug. We had all of the cats spayed [or] neutered, given shots and ear tipped, except for Bug.”

But when Shon came to visit, Bug immediately took a liking to him. They were finally able to take the kitty to the vet for his neuter and shots, and now, he’s a social butterfly.

Watch a story on the young cat whisperer below:


Shon is so dedicated to rescuing cats, he even likes wearing superhero costumes while he does it! He’s certainly a vigilante for the feline kind.

Way to go, Shon! You’re a great example for kids and adults, alike!

(h/t: ABC News)