Last week we had a boater reach out to us about a cat on spoil island BC-47 in Brevard County. Apparently the boater saw what she thought was a cat darting by a few weeks ago, but wasn’t sure. Last week they were back out at BC-47 and she saw it again, so she reached out to us. IRLAP staff went out with their camp host volunteer, Pearl, and a cat trap but didn’t see it. FOSI posted a call for help on our social media for visitors to be on the look out. The post was shared many times, with many folks generously offering to help. Finally two locals (Ken and Melissa) picked up a trap from another local resident and they were able to catch the cat. The cat was taken to the Humane Society where we hope it will find a home. This was an example of great coordination, and how our locals folks care about our islands and the animals on them. Despite evidence of some animals such as racoons swimming to islands, this cat did not arrive on its own, someone left it. There is no freshwater or food on these islands, and were it not for all of the people that mobilized to help it, the poor cat would have died.