We Couldn't Let Them Die

She was dumped at a Kill Shelter with newborn kittens by her side. She was so unhappy she stopped eating. Four days passed. She grew thinner and weaker as her kittens struggled to get the last of her resources.

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Though we feared she was very ill, and feared the costs of her Vet care, we decided we couldn't let this sweet Mama and her kittens die in a cage.

Yesterday, she and her family were rescued and vetted. Mama is only 9 months to 1 year old! She has nothing particularly wrong with her, but is very thin at just 5.3 pounds. We brought her into foster care and sure enough, she ate. She ate quite a bit of food.

Though she and her family have a long way to go-and her babies are still very fragile, we hope that we got to them in time and that one day they will all be robust and joyful.

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The babies are only a few days old and will need care for a few months before they're old enough to be adopted. We hope you'll consider making a donation towards their care, so we can provide for whatever they need. We also hope you'll stop back and see updates on this very special family.

They were rescued in honor of our own cat, Bob, a big orange fellow, who passed away the same day the kittens were born.

Our Newest Fosters-The Angel Babies

Six little kittens, found in a barn. Their mother was shot by a farmer who thought she was after his ducklings. When one of our volunteers found out about this, she acted quickly. The kittens hadn't had food for two days and were in grave danger.

She got the kittens home and began the difficult task of feeding them every few hours. They were less than a week old.

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Yes, that's an inuslated lunch bag full of neonatal kittens!

It was touch and go for awhile, but these little troopers, stayed strong. It's been two weeks since they were rescued and we're glad to report that all six kittens are still with us. They have been named! Please meet: Justin, Shiro, Princess, Screamer, Jazz and Vash.

If you'd like to see a video of them getting fed, you can see it HERE.

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Hello Angel Babies!

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This family will need vet care and good food, so we're doing a special fundraiser for them. If you can help us, we'd love to raise enough to get them their shots and tests and spayed or neutered when they're old enough.

What Have I Gotten Myself Into Now?

Being the President of a Non-Profit Cat Rescue requires me to wear many hats. One day I might be designing forms we'll use to educate our adopters and later, I might begin work in Excel to setup a mailing list.

Last month I was invited to take part in a Storytelling/Comedy night at The Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. As someone who dabbled (which means I did it twice in front of about 10 people) in standup comedy, this was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. For one, I could help raise money for two other rescue groups (and maybe score some donations for KA, too), but the other reason is it's been a dream I could never hope to realize, to be on stage in an actual comedy club in New York City!

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Then, it hit me. What was I thinking? I'm a Graphic Designer, Blogger, Writer, Foster Mom, Weather Spotter for NOAA. I'm NOT a comedian or a storyteller! Okay, I think I have a great sense of humor, but in front of an audience? That will be video taped and uploaded online? Oh no!

Oh well. Live and learn. In 24 hrs, it will be a thing of the past. I just gotta remember to...oh no...I forgot what I had to remember!

If you want to see me make a fool of myself, stop by tonight, July 13th (13th?!!) at 8pm EST. More info on Storytellers to the Rescue can be found HERE.

And please don't tell me to “break a leg.” I might take it literally.

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