Oliver was only hours old on that snowy night when a good Samaritan brought the abandoned kitten to the Dumb Friends League. Eyes tightly shut, ears plastered to his head, you can’t imagine anything more helpless than this little scrap of ginger fur.
Our bottle baby foster volunteers are amazing, but orphan kittens as young as Oliver struggle to survive. What Oliver really needed was a mama kitty.
Then we thought of Valentina. She was in foster care and had just given birth to her own babies. Would she “adopt” Oliver? Or push him away? All we could do was try.
Valentina’s foster mom introduced the two … and held her breath. Oliver’s whole future could depend on what Valentina did next.<
Nothing could have been simpler in Valentina’s mind. He was hers at first sniff. Minutes later, Oliver was nestled among his new siblings and filling his very empty little tummy.
You and Valentina have something in common.
You didn’t cause the suffering experienced by so many pets in our community. You could easily say, “That’s not my problem,” just as Valentina could have thought, “That’s not my kitten.” Instead, just like Valentina, you take each homeless pet right to your heart.
Today, thanks to supporters like you, Oliver and Valentina are thriving together in their loving home.
Your gift today will help the next abandoned kitten or unwanted puppy find the love and warmth they deserve in their adopted home. Please give what you can today to bring hope and homes to pets in need.