A very good rescue
Out of the blue yesterday the local recycling facility called me and said the men in the yard had found a litter of 4 kittens. Did I want to come and trap them?
Great, just great, I thought. Of course I would go, but oh no, here we go, a week of running back and forth trying to catch kittens and monitoring traps. I left right away but as an after thought I stopped by Animalkind, our feline rescue group, to see if they could help.
Animalkind said yes, we'll take them. Thank you, Animalkind. When I arrived at the recycling facility, three guys came out to help. The kittens weren't running around - they were barricaded in a little hutch someone had made for the outdoor strays.
Keep in mind, these are rough guys who do seriously dirty work. But here they were, transformed into compassionate kitten wranglers. One guy had gloves. He got down on his stomach and one by one he reached in and brought out five tiny kittens, hissing and spitting, and put them in my carriers. All the while saying things like. "There you go little buddy. You're going to have a real home."
Fifteen minutes after I arrived I was on my way. The kittens were beautful...3 black and whites and 2 gray and whites. At Animalkind they had a checkup and a meal and when I left the volunteers were on the phone rounding up a foster family. Amazing.