According to the story, "Tardy tends to more than 20 colonies, some with as few as two cats, others with nearly 30. He carefully protects their locations; some people are capable of unimaginable cruelty, while others find colonies a convenient place to dump unwanted cats. Every day he checks on 'my gang,' feeding the cats and, when necessary, getting them veterinary care." He also traps and neuters new members of the colonies, and when he runs across a cat that obviously comes from a domestic situation, or a litter of not-yet-wild kittens, he'll try and find them a home.
Tardy estimates that taking care of all of the cats costs him about $20,000 a year.
Way to be kick-ass on two entirely different levels, dude.
In tribute, some vintage Obituary live footage: