The only surviving member of a litter of five feral kittens, Blaze shadowed his mother closely across the busy street in a brief lull between passing cars towards the bowl of food left out by the neighborhood cat lady. His emaciated mother was already nursing a new litter of three kittens, but desperately led her older child to the food, across the same street that had taken each of his siblings one by one.
Seeking assistance with their pathetic plight, the woman called ARR for advice about the growing number of cats coming to her porch. After establishing that the woman was willing to keep providing food for them, ARR came and trapped Blaze and his mother, had them fixed, deflead and wormed, and also located the new litter of kittens. The woman agreed to keep the kittens in her garage, so their mother could continue to take care of them until they were old enough to fix.
Blaze came to live at ARR's cat habitat where he never had to fear another car. His mother now lives on the right side of the street, and often visits her kittens who purr on the lap of the woman who took them in.
Animal Refugee Response is committed to NO-KILL. We believe in finding alternatives to destroying animals. We do not condone animal euthanasia due to advanced age, disability, health condition or lack of space. We believe that every life is a precious gift.
For the past seven years Animal Refugee Response has operated a strictly NO-KILL shelter in San Pablo, California. We provided a safe place and the found loving homes for thousands of animals who would have been euthanized over the years.
We are now focusing on special needs animals and have opened a small sanctuary in Lake County where disabled and elderly dogs and cats have a safe and loving place to live their lives with the special care they need.
Our work with these most vulnerable creatures is only possible with the generosity of people who care. Your support is greatly appreciated.