Most cats who live on the streets don’t live a full life span.
Many rescued cats in shelters don’t enjoy a full life span either. They are at risk for getting sick (imagine yourself living in a crowded animal shelter) and in many county-run shelters, they can be euthanized if not adopted fairly quickly.
Star the street cat has defied the odds nicely so far.
She survived living on the streets of Kirkwood until she was saved by LifeLine Animal Project and for the last few years she has lived with other rescued cats in LifeLine’s cage-free, no-kill Kitty Motel. She has food, medical care and the company of other felines. What she doesn’t have is a home of her own.
When LifeLine staff and board state they are “no-kill” they mean precisely that. Any pet rescued by the Avondale Estates non-profit is taken care of, in their shelter or a foster home,
Article source: http://tucker.patch.com/articles/star-bucks-the-odds-1aa59d45