Saved a Litter of Abandoned Kittens
When I was in 5th grade and living on a military base in Tennessee, my sister and I would play a game called ‘animal cops’, based on the show Animal Precinct. We would run around the base looking for abandoned cats. The base had many stray cats, who were left behind by families who had moved—they lived in the sewers and under houses. One day a neighbor told us that he saw some kittens living under an empty house. My sister and I grabbed gloves, a cat cage, flash lights and food—and headed off to find them. We crawled on our bellies searching and found three kittens, and their mother. We managed to get the kittens easily, but the mother took some work. When we finally got them all, we took them home and made them comfortable in a large dog kennel. Checking the genders of the kittens, there were two girls and a boy. The next day we took them to the vet to get checked out and spayed/neutered. The mother had no microchip—and having two cats of our own, already—we put them up for adoption. Within weeks they were all adopted, even the mother!