While living in Sunnyside there were many stray wild cats in the area. It broke my heart to see them running around scared and starving. One mama cat brought her kittens around to our house when they were ready to be weaned everytime she had a litter. I would take them in (capture them), tame them and find them homes. Suki (the siamese mix) and Paige are two of those kittens that I just could not give away. Paige and her brother and sisters were found crying in the flowers next to the house not even old enough to walk straight or eat solid food. Suki I snuck up on and I grabbed her while she was eating. Suki was around 8 weeks old when I grabbed her which made her a harder challenge to tame. I had many wounds from taking in these wild kittens, but it was so worth it to see them tame, and get them healthy. To see the joy in others when they took one home to be part of their family was very rewarding to me. I never asked to be reimbursed for any of the vet care that I gave them. I just wanted to see them get a home and not see them die running wild in the neighborhood. I rescued a total of about 20 kittens within two summers.
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