Reece - Feral Cat at Rockaway by artbyakiko

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Size: 8 × 8 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Birch Wood

Earlier last year (2010), I found out that my city issued littering citations to a lady who has been feeding and taking care of the feral cats in her neighborhood (Rockaway beach). She actually helped reduce the feral cat population from 150 to eight. The city was calling her compassionate acts “littering.” Needless to say, I was very upset about the city wasting our precious tax dollar in this harsh economic times for going after a good sommaritan instead of catching “real” criminals.
At the court hearing held in September, the judge found her not guilty! “Feeding cats is not littering.” Hooray!

Stripes and Reese are two of the cats at Rockaway. Today, I found out that Stripes is at least 13 years old and lived at the Rockaway beach all her life, but about 4 months ago, she found a forever home! This news made my day. :)


reece, tortie, tortoiseshell, feral cat, cat, pet, feline, artbyakiko, akiko


  • DiCharles
    DiCharlesover 3 years ago

    I know him/her. It lives in Chicago. I feed it. The winters here are harsh and cold. This is one of God’s little creations,no less valuable than you or I. Thank you for painting Her/Him

  • BlackSwan
    BlackSwanover 3 years ago

    Fabulous cat, and heartwarming story!

  • roza50
    roza50over 3 years ago

    You need to write in your description that you used acrylics in order to be accepted. Please adjust and resubmit your work. Thank you, Roza, co-host, Acrylic Painting Group.

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    ♣*Work Featured in
    Best in Show Forum
    Painters Univere Group’s HomePage – JANUARY 14th, 2011


  • Terri Chandler
    Terri Chandlerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting and an even more beautiful story. I love happy endings. Congratulations on your feature…you truly deserve it my friend! xo

  • ApeArt
    ApeArtover 3 years ago

    what a beautiful cat and a wonderful portrait. thank you for the lovely story too, so glad this pussy has a new home

  • David Clark
    David Clarkover 3 years ago

    what a great story and another amazing painting — so great that a 13 year old feral cat finally got a good home — dave

  • robynart
    robynartalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful painting!!!!

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    OCTOBER 7th 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

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