I am the Captain of Browncoat Cat Rescue. I have been independently rescuing cats since 1998.
(I started bringing home unwanted cats when I was about 4 years old, but I don't think that counts as official rescue work.)
When the decision was made to found a rescue organization, with its own mission statement and finances, one of the more entertaining questions was, "What should it be called?"
Life supplied the answer for me!
BCR focuses on feral and abandoned cats. The ones out on the fringe, not really being cared for enough, or at all. A lot of the places we trap cats are off the beaten path. And there are always cats and kittens being treated as disposable in all walks of life.
Often, as I told people what it is I do, I would get the question, "Well who do you work for?" They would then proceed to list every Large Organization they could think of. And I would answer, "No, don't work for anyone, just an independent, trying to make a difference."
As of 2013, BCR is made up of ten foster homes, one and a half trappers, and a network of amazing people.
We are the little guy, standing against the tide. We don't have a ton of funding, or wealthy sponsors, what we do have is heart, and guts, and a burning determination to do right.
If you don't understand what Browncoat means, just understand that it is a symbol of fierce independence and strong determination against all odds.
And for those of you that know, you get a cookie for being so shiny!
The Captain of Browncoat Cat is a self proclaimed crazy cat lady. Of course, we're all mad here...