Location: Cream Ridge, New Jersey, USA
I got the call late at night. A friend located a kitten from a feral mother that was killed by a car. I set off with trap in hand. I soon learned that the mother was killed weeks earlier. Needless to say, I was, and still am, very ticked off at him for not calling earlier. Anyway, it only took 2 minutes to trap the baby, which was only seven weeks old. The shock came when I put my hands on the little ball of fluff. Under all that hair, he was nothing but skin & bones. The next morning we went to the vet. The vet said that the kitten wouldn’t have lived much longer. Aside from being skinny, and rather… ummmmm… ugly, Gizmo was doing pretty good.
A few days later, I signed him over to the no-kill shelter that I foster for. He got a check up, his first shots & he went home with me to be fost ered. Several weeks later Gizmo was turned over to the shelter to be neutered & find his forever home, but something was very wrong. Four days had passed & I haden’t stopped crying for the ugly, little furball. I called the shelter & told them what was going on. They said what I already knew. Gizmo did have his forever home! The next day I drove 90 minutes to the shelter to pick up my furball who adopted me! When I got home, Mom asked why Gizzy was back. I just said that he never should have left in the first place! Months later, the ugly duckling has turned into a swan! Gizmo has grown into a very handsome boy with long, glossy, silky black fur.