My assignment was to imagine things that I would put in a kit to raise public awareness for my topic. My mind immediately flashed to Jackson Galaxy’s My Cat From Hell, and the guitar case full of cat supplies that he carries with him. I also figured it was far too obvious to put food, litter, toys, etc. into an advocacy kit.
Those of us in cat rescue brace ourselves for kitten season every Spring. The weather becomes warmer, and stray cats begin mating, or people who didn’t bother to spay their cats bring in their unwanted and now pregnant mamas (it sounds awful doesn’t it?) People in charge of feral colonies also begin keeping an eye out for new litters.
I don’t actually work with Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, but a fellow volunteer does. She got a call for neonatal kittens, four days old. There were five kittens left in a feral colony, and when mama cat never returned, AWLA was called and thus my friend was too.