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January 17, 2014

Warren's effort a labor of love

TARBORO — Faye Warren has a unique method of paying homage to her family members — she named feral cats in their honor.

The 62-year-old Tarboro resident feeds feral cats at the animals' Hendericks Street location adjacent to the Pac House Grill. The feral cats count there was once as high as 20, but has dwindled down to only five. At least two times a day Warren makes the trip to one of her favorite spots in town.

"All of my brothers and sisters have died and left me with my nieces and nephews," Warren said jokingly. "But I love them all the same."

Warren's love for animals is the driving force behind her feeding the cats. Seven years ago, she noticed the feral cats living in a pile of wood stacked up adjacent to the Pac House when her sister operated the eatery. Since then, that stack of wood has been moved and the cats relied on the old abandoned building beside the wood for cover.

As recently as last week, construction began on demolishing that building. More than half of the building has been destroyed. On Thursday, the cats crawled underneath the pile of rumble — their new home.

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