Man on a Mission

A kitty's best friend: Jeremy Powers finds homes for Florida strays and special-needs cats.

By Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

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You could call Jeremy Powers a Renaissance man of sorts. At 36 years old, the Citra, Fla., resident works as a prosecuting attorney for the Florida State Attorney's Office. He's a pilot and a sailor. He's been an alligator wrestler, wilderness guide and wildlife rescue volunteer, too. He's traveled the world, and spent time in Tokyo and Beijing. And, in his spare time, he rescues and cares for needy cats that cross his path.

"Thousands of cats every day need help," Powers says. "I couldn't imagine not doing everything that I could for the ones that cross my path directly. It's a little different when you think of the faceless thousands that are out there, but when there's one right in front of you, you've got to help. It's just not an option."

**Get the April 2008 issue of CAT FANCY to read the full article.**

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Gatorjoe    Hogtown, FL

3/3/2008 5:37:08 AM

I read with great interest about Superman jeremy Powers and his cat rescue fame. Too bad he was not so kind to reptiles. We in the reptile community are agahst at the report of his alligator wrestling! Alligators are free creatures who, if left alone, do not attack or molest humans. Pity the poor captive alligators "wrestled" by Mr. Powers. Caged alligators are no more "wrestled" than kittens. Why the double standard?

tommy the kitty lover    Citra, FL

2/28/2008 6:13:57 AM

I have to say that Jeremy "Fancy" Powers is my hero. I love kitties too, and I want to be just like him when I grow up...

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