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
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