A box was seen by a group of girls who were horseback riding in their area in Northern California. One of the girls glanced inside out of curiosity and discovered a little face peering back at her. She started acting right away.
The daughters’ neighbor, Alison Kempkey, told The Dodo, “I was in my garden nearby and she yelled for help.” “I started recording as soon as I came out into the street. As I walked, I prayed that everything was well. There were FOUR kittens inside the box when I opened it, not just one.
Kempkey was shocked to see the four tiny kittens curled up together, waiting for someone to help them. She had no idea where they’d come from or how long they’d been out there. She quickly called over some more neighbor kids to help cuddle the kittens and warm them up, physically and emotionally, as she tried to figure out next steps.
As I took them out of the package, I checked each one,” Kempkey added. “I didn’t notice any signs of illness, and once they were in the children’s hands and subjected to rough handling, they calmed down and realized they were secure. You could tell that their views had changed.
We immediately devised a plan to have the neighbor’s kids watch over them as we were literally getting ready to leave for the weekend, and we converted the catio we constructed for our rescue cat to use as a kitten apartment.
They decided to name the kittens Bowie, Moomoo, Spicy and Spooky. Kempkey returned from her trip to find all four kittens doing well despite everything they’d been through. They were so happy to be safe and loved, and Kempkey was so excited to eventually find them their forever homes.
“I knew we would keep them as barn cats if we couldn’t find them homes, but my ultimate goal was to find them safe, loving and responsible indoor homes,” Kempkey said.
Spicy and Spooky are still waiting, while Moomoo and Bowie have now been adopted into a loving home.
Fortunately, Kempkey and her family are willing to care for them until they find the right marriage. Both kittens are full of personality and would make the best additions to any lucky family.
Despite being almost totally black, Kempkey noted that they have “the most gorgeous concealed gray stripes on their bodies and polka dots on their bellies when they stand in the daylight.” They are both quite intelligent. They are feline criminals that conspire together, so whomever adopts them should be ready for mischief.
Everyone is aware that the ideal match for the kittens exists. Thanks to all the generous neighbors who banded together to save them, they are currently enjoying life in their foster home.