Group of Kittens
We got our first group of kittens to adopt out in
1992. The 5 week old litter consisted of 3 males and
2 females. All of the males were successfully adopted
out, along with one female. The remaining female, Pohai,
spent her whole life with us, until her passing at 15
Calvin was from a litter of three that was turned into a vet for help because they were found with no mama. Calvin's beautiful medium fur, big build and mellowness made him very appealing to a couple looking for a forever friend.
Chrissy and her 6 kittens were left in a box at our doorstep
and, a few days later, 5 more kittens arrived without
a mom. Chrissy took a smell of the new litter,
licked each one in turn and lay down to allow them to
nurse. Two weeks later, another orphaned kitten
arrived, and Chrissy adopted this new kitten also.
After nursing 12 kittens all at one time, this super
mom has earned a much deserved rest at her newly found
Cho Chang was a roly poly little Tortoise Shell who was
found with her mama, Chrissy, and 5 siblings in a box
in front of a vet's office. While her mama nursed
Cho Chang and her siblings, she also welcomed an abandoned
litter of 5 more kittens. Growing up in such
a big litter had a great effect on Cho Chang. After
being weaned, Cho Chang, along with her sister, Lilly,
went to a new home.
This beautiful black cat was abandoned at one of our
colonies. After neutering him, we returned him to the
colony. However, threatened by the other male cats
in the colony, he moved down the street to live with
an ostrasized goose. When a visitor looking
to adopt a cat couldn't make up her mind, we mentioned
what a sweetie one of our colony cats was. Another appointment
later, she & her husband sat on the sidewalk as Coltrane
wormed his way onto their laps and into their hearts.
"We'll take him" they said, and now Coltrane
is an indoor cat resting against silk cushions.
Donivee and her brother, Bucky, were about 5 days old
when they were found abandoned. Since kittens that
young are taught (by their mothers) never to move until
her return, it was clear that their mama had been gone
for awhile and that they were desperate, when they crawled
out and start shouting to humans that they were hungry.
Donivee was raised at the Charity, and, after 10 months
was lucky to be chosen by a woman who wanted a companion
for her other cat. A new home and companion for
Donivee - how lucky!
Not a colony cat, a sort of P.S. really: It was such
a surprise to find sweet but thin five week old Duncan
on the freeway. He had probably been thrown or had fallen
from a car a couple of days before and he already trusted
people. Soon, he became plump and fluffy, and grew into
a sweet adult cat. He was taken home by a man who was
looking for an adult lap cat for his special needs daughter.
Duncan fit the bill perfectly!
Fleur was a large grey striped kitten who was found
with her mama and 5 of her siblings in a box in front
of a vet's office. While her mama nursed Fleur
and her siblings, she also welcomed an abandoned litter
of 5 more kittens. Growing up in such a big
litter had a great effect on Fleur. When Fleur was chosen to go to her forever home, the same nice people also chose Soda Pop to be her companion.
Georgie was hit by a car and pulled apart by two dogs.
His injuries were seen to and paid for by the college
students who were his friends but they were moving and
unable to take him in. When he came to us, Georgie's
physical injuries healed more quickly than his psycological
ones. He ate little and remained in a defeated mood for
weeks. There was just too much bad in his world. After
awhile, his trust grew, he started eating and found a
safe spot for sleeping. Recognizing what a treasure
he was, one of the students returned to take him to his
"UH-OH, a new feral cat has found our colony AND
she's pregnant. She's so pretty and totally white with
thick, thick fur." BUT she was too skittish to catch,
so her babies were born in our colony and neighbors helped
us search for the nest; however, this mama was too wise.
It was seven weeks before her kittens started to peek
out AND all three were white and two were really fluffy.
Sadly, one was killed very soon, perhaps by an unleashed
dog. This made it all the more urgent to lure the other
two with good smelling tuna in order to take them home
for adoption. Both were caught and the bigger one was
adopted immediately. Little Gwendolyn was a bit shy and
hid under the bedcovers when visitors came. She became
best friends with our oldest cat, Virgil, and it looked
like she wouldn't ever find a home. Amazingly,
when a visitor came over, Gwenie walked right out from
under those covers like she had known her forever. Who
could resist this beautiful ball of fluff? Gwendolyn
went home with her that day.
Hagrid was an extraordinarily large kitten who was found
with 4 of his siblings in a box in a parking lot.
He was adopted immediately by Mama Chrissy who was already
feeding her own litter of 6 kittens. After being weaned,
Hagrid went to a new home, along with one of his other