Last year when I walked outside, I heard sounds coming from the opposite side of the house, so I walked across the yard to check it out. Sitting under the downspout in a perfect row were four little blue-eyed kittens looking up at me! Their mother had kept them under our front porch.
I left them where they were because I figured their mother may come back. I went inside and called the local no-kill shelter. As I was sitting inside, I could hear something going on by my porch and came out to find my neighbor putting them in a box!
She said the mother had abandoned them so she was taking them to the local shelter. I knew they’d be euthanized there because they were too young to adopt. They just don’t have the resources there to deal with kittens that young. So even though I wasn’t ready to care for them or to take them to the no-kill shelter yet, I told her I’d take care of them and brought them into my house.
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I had no idea what I was doing or how old they actually were, but I put them in a bathroom, bought kitten food, made up a little litter box, and put water out for them. They ate like they hadn’t been fed for days! I took them to the vet, and she kept putting them in her pockets, saying they were hers, then gave them a clean bill of health. They stayed at my house for a couple of weeks until the vet had room. Together we found homes for all of them.
And together with the no-kill shelter, we trapped the mama, had her spayed, and let her go again.
Story submitted by Nancy from Loveland, Colorado.
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