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Sidewalk

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Sidewalk

Little Sidewalk has quite a story. On a very cold and rainy night in April 2014, I was transporting cats ready for adoption to the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, Saratoga Satellite Adoption Center. When I arrived at the center there were a number of people in the lobby but neither of the attendants were present. Suspecting that there was something seriously wrong, I went into the back area of the center. There I found the attendants working desperately to warm a tiny gray kitten. He was definitely in peril. The kitten appeared to be about ten to fourteen days old, and had been found by a man walking his dog; the tiny kitten had been cold and wet and lying on a sidewalk. The man, not knowing what else to do, took him to the adoption center, but because the facility is strictly an adoption center they were not prepared to intake animals.

I happened to have an already heated Snuggle Safe disk in my car, and between the warming disk and putting the little kitten between an attendant's skin and clothing, he eventually warmed... BUT the adoption center, located inside a pet store, was closing and there was no one to care for the kitten overnight. I had just weaned a litter of foster kittens and still had the setup for them in place, so I took the tiny kitten home. The little guy had a bumpy ride for the next two months but finally he was ready for adoption---you have probably guessed, we officially adopted the little fellow. We named him Sidewalk.

 

-Tonya Jensen

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