For decades, Sharon Mahoney-Ellenwood has been working tirelessly through her nonprofit Casting for Cats to raise money with fishing tournaments and use the funds to control feral/abandoned cat populations.
Her partner has been Margie Schwartz of Whiskers & Paws Forever of Monroe County, another charity. For the past 20 years, this dynamic duo has been joining forces for one goal: stabilizing the vulnerable cat population through spaying and neutering.
“This method works,” Mahoney told Keys Weekly. They have stabilized groups of cats at many locations up and down the Keys.