Cricket and her family (brothers, sisters, cousins??? Who knows!) were living in an overgrown yard in the middle of town. The many kittens on the property were very sick: eye infections, URIs, and more fleas than could be counted. They spent their days hunched up and squinting, hungry and itchy. One by one we caught the colony, nearly 20 cats and kittens- the adults, who were thankfully healthy, were taken for TNR (and flea treatment!) and the kittens came to us to get medicine and love. No, we're not a kitten rescue! But no one else was able to help, and we couldn't ignore those little faces.
In foster care, Cricket and the other kittens are learning about kind people, bellies full of food instead of worms, and they're finally starting to PLAY! These babies had never had toys before and didn't feel well enough to climb, wrestle, and pounce. Now they are making up for lost time, and getting healthier and friendlier every day.
Cricket was completely feral when she was trapped. She didn't want anything to do with her foster mom and was very fierce despite her extra-small stature. Now she hisses but allows herself to be picked up, snuggled, and even smooched. She needs a patient family to help her come out of her shell even more, but she sure is worth it!
If you can't adopt, please consider donating to help cover the costs of vetting and supplies for this family!