Viroqua’s ‘Santa Claus for cats’ a finalist for Feline Foster Heroes

VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT) — Viroqua’s “Santa Claus for cats” Terry Best is one of 10 finalists for the Greater Good Charities annual Felone Foster Heroes Contest.

Terry BestBest is a volunteer at the Driftless Humane Society, where he dedicates himself to comforting stray cats, transporting animals to local veterinarians for surgery, and bringing them back to nestle in with blankets and love.

“Our big, burly volunteer maintenance man is also the gentlest giant for the ‘bottle baby’ kittens. He takes home our abandoned kittens to wake regularly through the night feeding the babes and sharing his body heat as they curl on this jolly stomach or snuggle in his beard,” said the humane society in its nomination form.

The contest, supported by Royal Canin, recognizes and rewards people that open their homes and hearts to homeless cats and kittens. The winner of the contest will receive a $5,000 cash grant for their local animal welfare organization. The two runner-ups will receive a $1,000 cash grant.

People can vote at until Friday, Dec. 17.
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