Women race to save South Philly cat colony from harsh winter

AS WINTER’S CHILL blankets the Delaware riverfront, Teresa Reed and Tracey McKenna are losing time in a race that could mean life or death for dozens of abandoned cats in a colony at Pier 70 in South Philadelphia.

Since a promised donation of new materials to build shelters for the cats on the pier fell through in recent weeks, the women – two among a group of people who care for the 30-some cats there – are scrambling to track down enough makeshift kitty shelters to protect the felines from the elements.

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Women race to save South Philly cat colony from harsh winter