To celebrate Black History Month, OAA wants to highlight the incredible work of Sterling “TrapKing” Davis. Davis is a rapper turned trapper, after quitting his successful music career to found his non-profit “Trapking Humane Cat Solutions.” Davis’ mission is to change the stereotypes of not only men in cat rescue, but also bridge the gap in communication between black communities and predominantly white animal welfare organizations. He uses TNR to assist, educate, and service the communities who need it most to prevent overpopulation and spreading of disease in feral cat communities. Davis lives and breathes his motto, “you don’t lose cool points for compassion.”

OAA was proud to have the TrapKing speak about his organization and how he advocates for diversity at our first annual Community Cat Summit last year. To learn more about Davis, read this NBC News article or check out his website!