“Farley” the Museum
Association’s cat, friend and mascot for over 15 years, was
brutally slaughtered by two off-leash dogs in front of the
corridors of Battery Osgood on August 24th 2002. Farley, a
lovable, docile, if overweight feline, was blindsided and
ripped apart while waiting for breakfast.
The museum lost more than “just a cat”. Farley was a hard
worker who helped rid the batteries of vermin, thrilled
thousands of school children with friendly meows, and helped
lend a warm touch to the concrete batteries. The staff and
volunteers loved and cared for him even though he had the
annoying habit of commandeering our chairs.
Anyone who has spent any time at the museum over the years
Off-leash dogs running wild and lack of overall security of
museum grounds have been a problem for years. Unfortunately,
these issues have long been ignored. For too long some have
viewed the grounds as little more than a private area to let
their dogs roam, defecate and fight.