• Donald Tardy of Obituary

Feral pets represent a complicated question for animal lovers. On one hand, anyone with half a heart who sees a dog or a cat that’s obviously homeless and hungry is going to have some desire to help it. But the easiest and most obvious way to help them, which is simply to give them food, can exacerbate the problem in the long run by sustaining local populations of feral animals and making it more likely that they’ll make more little feral animals. To actually help individual feral pets without encouraging the growth of feral populations, you have to not only feed the animals, but also get them spayed and neutered. That takes a lot of time, not to mention money, so it’s rare to find someone actually willing to go that far. According to a story on Tampa Bay Online, Donald Tardy, drummer for Florida death-metal legends Obituary, is one of them.