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This rapper relinquished his music career to dedicate his time to rescuing abandoned kittens.

While on hiatus from a rap tour, Sterling Davis, a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, opted to seek employment collecting kitty litter at the county shelter. Motivated by a desire to stay occupied and earn some income, Davis, who has always had a soft spot for animals, found a deeper calling.

Inspired by his experiences with stray cats and rescues, he convened a meeting with his group to inform them of his decision not to return. The rapper then committed his entire time to aiding in cat rescues and educating the public.

He soon discovered that he was the only Black man at the shelter handling cats, but this fact did not faze him. Davis was determined to bring about change, with his primary focus on assisting animals and promoting the rescue and care of stray cats.

Reflecting on the experience in an interview with TODAY, Davis shared, “I messed up the interview because they had cats in the room, and I was playing with and kissing all of them.”

The rapper dedicated almost five years immersing himself in the field, acquiring comprehensive knowledge about cat care and rescue. In 2017, he decided to channel his expertise and passion into a meaningful cause by establishing the TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions organization.

Upon learning about TrapKing, the community rallied support, and the Humane Society of Atlanta stepped in to provide free spaying and neutering services for the cats. This support proved invaluable, especially considering the organization’s limited resources, at that specific time.

The organization was established with the mission of fostering stronger connections between black males and cat rescue efforts, addressing a predominantly white landscape within the realm of animal welfare organizations.

Through its official website, TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions affirms:

“The goal of TrapKing is to challenge stereotypes surrounding men in cat rescue, aiming to transform perceptions not only within the male population but also within black communities and local animal rescue shelters.”

Recognizing the importance of promoting Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) initiatives across various regions in the country, Davis intends to embark on a tour soon, accompanied by his rescued cats Bowie, Damita Jo, and Alanis Mewissette. The aim is to heighten awareness about TNR and provide support to local shelters.

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