As of Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Maupin Purr-fect home
To the editor:
I was so delighted when I read Betty Mercado’s letter published on Thursday September 24th titled “Help for cats.”
I was leaving work at MCMC late Saturday the 14th, when myself and a co-worker also heard the concerning cries of a kitten in the parking lot. We just happened to have a can of cat food and the patience to coax out the cute orange kitty.
Though he was quite skittish, I did finally manage to scoop him up, which instantly resulted in anxious purrs. We were thinking (hoping) this helpless kitten caught a ride from who knows where, perhaps in the undercarriage of a car, since this is where I coaxed him from.
This roughly 12-week-old kitten’s ears and head were covered in grease, he was awfully thirsty, and scared, but I can’t be sure if he was abandoned, hitched a ride, or simply lost his way.
I hope Betty’s comments about animal abandonment fall upon decent hearts, but I’m writing to report that this particular sweet kitten has been rescued, named, and is currently being spoiled rotten in a loving home in South County.
That following Monday just happened to be my mother’s birthday and what an adorable gift this little guy made.