Two years ago Gemini was dumped in a yard in the North Shore area of Hood Canal. The
people there did not mind feeding him, and when they discovered that he could be neutered
free of charge under the free feral fix and release program offered by Kitten Rescue they
got him to the vet promptly. Times became hard for the family, and they finally could not pay
their rent any longer and were evicted. Gemini had been treated kindly there and when
no more food or water were offered Gemini started a trek to find food. He found a home not
too far away, but when he went to the door and asked politely to be fed, he was yelled at and
told to “Scat!” Eight days with no food, thank God for mud puddles and rain, and this kitty
was getting weaker and closer to death. We got a call from the people living there, telling me
that naturally they had not fed the cat, and they wanted us to pick him up and take him to
our shelter. This was one of those situations that was life or death. When the male kitty
arrived three days ago he ate steadily for half an hour. He then stumbled over to a bed and
slept in comfort for the first time in many days. He tolerated being immunized and getting
flea drops. He was placed in a large green cage, with shelves to get him up above the curious
kitties that were located on the floor. He worries about how long it will be this time before
he is again abandoned with no food or shelter.
Princess was adopted as a half grown kitten by a lady in a special needs home shared by
three other ladies. All were developmentally disabled, and Princess frequently heard loud
laughter or screaming and crying. Another cat was also added, and Princess was miserable.
Her owner moved to another town and did not take Princess with her.
Princess wanted a quiet home with a person who enjoyed reading and liked PBS playing
quietly in the background. She too came to us spayed under our free feral fix and release
program, and was up to date on all of her shots. Princess looks sadly out of the cage where
she now temporarily lives, and dreams about a forever owner with soft hands and a soft voice.
Join me in wishing the best futures for these two special adult kitties.
Granny Kat, Norma