This particular rescue cat has been raising money for homeless people from the office building where he lives.
The cat, whose name is Sir Whines a Lot, literally snatches dollar bills from locals who offer money through a slot in the door of GuRuStu, a marketing firm located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
When the cat’s owner, Stuart McDaniel, first learned locals were using cash to play with him, he and his colleagues then decided to use it for a good cause. McDaniel is also the owner GuRuStu, which is a family business.
“I get a call from my dad saying, ‘Why is there money on the floor at the office? There’s at least $5 on the floor near the glass, where you can slip it through,'” McDaniel explained. “My mom and sister [and I], we figured if people are doing it already we might as well apply it for something good in the community.”
McDaniel went on to say that he does not know who the person was that slipped the first dollar bill through the door, however, they’ve started a movement. Soon, McDaniel and his firm published a few funny videos from locals offering money to Sir Whines a Lot, who’s been nicknamed “Cashnip Kitty,” on their company Facebook page.
They also decided to post a sign on the door that reads: “Warning: Cashnip Kitty is a hustler with a philanthropic heart. He will snatch your money!” The sign also shares information about how all donations are sent to the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.
Sir Whines a Lot literally rakes in about $30 to $40 per weekend, McDaniel stated. So far, McDaniel has sent a total of two checks totaling over $100 to the Tulsa Day Center.
“I’ve heard of a lot of unique ways people are raising money for us, but this is a first for me and I absolutely love it,” stated Monica Martin, who is the director of development at the center. “The cat seems to be loving the attention and it has been benefiting and blessing us in the process.”
McDaniel concluded that a third check is on its way to the day center, totaling over $50.