My mom and I were actually looking to adopt a new cat when we got Jack. I have a friend who boards her horse at a local riding stable and one of the barn cats gave birth to a kitten. It seemed that spaying didn’t work on the cat, so she gave birth to a single, deformed kitten and was not able to produce milk. Luckily the owners recently had her fixed, so I’m hoping this doesn’t happen again.
Jack (at the time he was known as Stevie Wonder) was born without eyes. He’s very lucky with his timing. He grew up having other kittens to play and socialize with, and was used to people from the moment he was born since there are always kids hanging around the barn. He was a favourite amongst the students at the barn. However, when it came time to find the kittens homes, no one knew where Jack would end up. Although some of the kittens already had homes, the ones they couldn’t find homes for would go to the local vet’s to be put up for adoption. They didn’t want to do that with Jack. There was no doubt any of the “normal” kittens would find homes there, but Jack was special.
These little fuzzy ones are going to melt your heart.
Mark Peters fostered a litter of kittens and their mother after they were rescued by his shelter in Maryland. They were three weeks old at the time. Cat mother named Chiquita raised her fuzzy babies until they were old enough to be adopted out.
Lola is a 10 week old rescue. My husband and I were at PetCo to buy litter for our two 4 year old cats and a local a rescue group was there for adoption day. We decided “just to look.” As soon as my husband held Lola he knew that he couldn’t leave her. She was purring the instant he picked her up and climbed up to nuzzle his face.
Eva from Brooklyn, New York, has rescued and fostered many kitties and some of them were very difficult to let go. One of them is named Wallaby. “I met many cats in the past 3 years and I loved them all. But Wallaby was the most charming little guy I have ever met,” said Eva.
Wallaby is a dwarf cat. When he was 1 year old, he only weighed about 5 pounds. He has very short front paws but is the sweetest, cutest little thing with a heart melting purr.
I foster kittens for the Houston SPCA. If they are small (not yet 2 lbs) or sick I take care of them until they are ready to be put up for adoption at the HSPCA. I very much enjoy fostering because it’s a direct way to get involved and save an animal’s life. So rewarding! There’s more information on their foster program here.
I am a sucker for these things that my cat Jackie does. I fall for them every time. It almost seems like he knows how to train me to do things for him. Cats are smart, aren’t they? (check out Jackie’s rescue story).
What does your kitty do that makes you give in every time?