Being a pet lover is by no means a new idea, so I was fascinated to uncover this gem of a New York Times article bringing to light an important issue of the day: the indigent cat. You see, during the summer of 1890, formerly friendless felines got two strong-willed advocates, Mrs. G.G. Deridé and Mrs. M.E. Wilson. These two "generous-hearted ladies" had a solid plan to help homeless cats.