Acts of Kindness: Louise and Henry Colucci - 8 News NOW

Acts of Kindness: Louise and Henry Colucci

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LAS VEGAS - Henry and Louise Colucci have been helping animals for 14 years. They started the nonprofit Colucci Animal Trappers and Savers or CATS.

"I know I get a big laugh out of this, but this is what we do. This is the heart and soul of what we do. I will work for animal food. I will do whatever it takes to feed your animal and feed someone else's animal," said Henry.

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They have helped thousands of animals over the years - whether it's giving pet food to pet owners who can't afford to buy it or finding new homes for abandoned animals.

"I think that's the whole basis of CATS, Inc. is that my husband loves animals," Louise said. "He'd do anything for animals. He can't see an animal being hurt. He can't see an animal being abandoned."

Several years ago, the Coluccis thought they had rats in their backyard shed. Henry set a trap and caught a surprise.

"We had a box of kittens, and he spent a week with these kittens feeding them day in and day out around the clock. He's just wonderful with animals. He couldn't hurt a fly," Louise said.

For 14 years, they've raised the four siblings which the Coluccis call their habibs or beloveds. Recently, they lost one of them.

"My habib was gray. He died October 11 this year," said Louise. "They took over our house, our garage, our hearts."

The Coluccis' hearts are so full of love, generosity and compassion, 8 News NOW decided it was time to pay it forward. 8 News NOW gave the Coluccis $800 as part of its new weekly series Acts of Kindness.

If you have someone you want to nominate for Acts of Kindness, visit our website or email us.

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