One year ago, this picture of a mama cat and her gorgeous "variety box" kittens came into our inbox. They had been dumped, in a plastic tub, at the gate of a high-kill shelter in Indiana from which we occasionally "pull" cats. It was a time like now: summer was coming and we (like all rescues) were desperate for foster homes. Our devoted volunteer Ruth stepped up to take in all six. It was April, so Mama cat was named after the month she came in. Her kittens were all adopted -- one went quickly as a companion for another cat. The others went two by two, including a pair who stayed forever with our master fosterer Mireille. Inna joined us and became April's foster parent, and we learned that April was sweet and gentle to human kittens too. April is even our April pin-up girl in our 2012 calendar! But the months went by, and, inexplicably, April wasn't adopted and wasn't adopted ... until Aubry came along. And now, April has been adopted -- on the last night of April.
Previous April posts
Mattie and Nantucket, two of April's kittens
Thank you to everyone on the team who stuck it out with April during her Foster Year, and may none of our cats ever have to wait so long again.