April 10, 2016
Marianne says: Zoey is one of 16 kittens that were rescued from a high-kill county shelter. A Helen Sanders CatPAWS volunteer was at the shelter helping another rescue transport some moms and babies to a safe place when the word came in that 16 two-week-old kittens had been rounded up by Animal Control and had just arrived. The CatPAWS volunteer found out that they would all be euthanized by noon of that day, just two hours of life left to live. Helen Sanders CatPAWS did not have any foster moms available to take these kittens in if we were to rescue them but we figured we’d worry about that later… somebody had to have an available bathtub to hold kittens until we could figure what we were going to do with them. The important thing was to get them out of there and into safe hands, OUR hands.

We got them all and, yes, someone did have an available bathtub and, no, we had no idea where they would go or who would take them for us to foster because we literally did not have one single foster home to put them in. Thank goodness for the internet and networking because we put the word out about these babies and our need for fosters and within three days all babies were in their new foster homes, on their way to getting bigger and healthier and eventually ready for their new homes!

We have no idea where these kittens came from and we have no idea if any of them are even siblings. They were all picked up from different locations and rounded up. These kittens had been born to die, and they escaped that death sentence. Their journey with Helen Sanders CatPAWS has just begun, and we will do all that we can to make sure that they get the best homes and the most loving families because they deserve nothing less. Zoey is now five weeks old. Just look at that face. What a heartbreaker.

All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Marianne
The Helen Sanders Cat Protection and Welfare Society -- Helen Sanders CatPAWS -- seeks to erase the staggering problem of pet overpopulation with its resultant tragic consequences and give another chance to helpless cats whose only crime is to be unwanted

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Sandi -
What a precious little baby, and such an inspirational story !! Thank you !!!!
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Speechless. Thank you.
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What a lovely snuggle darling. So glad you could and did save her and the others....
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Oh Zoe is so darling ~ thank you for the wonderful work you do saving these babies.
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OMG she is so adorable. It BREAKS my heart to think what would have become of her and the others if kind, kind souls hadn't stepped in!! THANK YOU!!!
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Beautiful angel ; ) So glad she has a chance to romp, play, sleep and love. Thank You for saving her and the others!!!!!!
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Interesting. Most kittens don't change eye colors until 6-8 weeks, but in these pictures the eyes look more green than blue (at 5 weeks). At least, they're not as blue as most kitten eyes I've seen.
A Walkaway -
I'm in tears right now... it's so otherworldly and different to read of shelters/programs that work so hard to save the life of kittens and kitties. More and more the west coast sounds heavenly to me, and once I finish my degree, my wife and I have been talking about moving out there - where it seems that ordinary people actually care about kitties!
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Zoey's kiss is a thank you for your love.

I admire the determination and efforts of all involved in saving 19 homeless kittens from sure death. It brings to mind the saying, "where there's a will, there's a way"! May you all be blessed a millionfold ...
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A wonderful story with a beautiful ending:) Zoey is a calico cutie patootie too:)
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Zoey and the other lucky babies thankfully will all find loving homes thanks to her rescuers. Zoey is a charmer with such amazing colors in her furcoat.
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That face! She is too precious!
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I am actually haunted by Zoey's lovely face. May come back now and then to worship her tortie perfection.
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MAKES MY HEART WARM TO SEE THIS LITTLE FACE SNUGGLING IN! THANK YOU THANK YOU
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Wonderful story for a Sunday afternoon! A mighty feat was taken on and you won! God bless you all for the work you do.
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She is a heartbreaker. Thank you and your rescue for all you do. With more people like you this world would be a far better place.
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what a lovely tortie baby. thanks for the story and the rescue. thanks to all that stepped up to save these precious babies. wonder about the mothers of all the babies. left out there wondering where their babies are and ready to have more.
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Such interesting markings on her
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Oh my gosh, thank you for giving them a chance!
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Sweet dreams, little one! Tomorrow is another day!
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She is precious. Thank you, thank you, thank you...to you and your team of volunteers for saving all the little ones. <3



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