Walking the streets and towns during a census year is pretty much a thankless job. Until you come across a young kitten that only wants one thing. But a life that “counts” to someone is all the homeless animals want. And thankfully this woman didn’t just walk by the sweet little kitten.
This census worker knew that leaving the kitten on the Chicago streets was a death sentence.
It was while encouraging residents to send in their questionnaires, she discovered she had an extra helper on her tail. Sadly, it was a very dirty little kitten scampering alone. And one of the thousands without a home to call their own.
She reached out to Feline Friends Chicago (FFC) who are very experienced with what the city streets spit out.
Feline Friends is a foster-based, no kill, cat rescue organization serving Chicago. We do not have a physical site – we are completely foster-based. To meet any of our cats in the Feline Friends program, we arrange meetings between foster homes and potential adopters. Feline Friends is staffed 100% by volunteers, and is funded entirely by private donations.
FFC happily took the kitten from the heroic census worker and began their life-saving protocols for the little baby girl.
Lucky, this kitten was more dirty than anything! But once she had a few baths out of the way, a GORGEOUS tuxedo fluffball emerged. Already dressed for success, they were proud to introduce Josephine to their followers.
They estimate that she is about 3 months old and is quite the snuggler! Now, Josephine is apparently a big fan of people. In other words, she likely never experienced the true horror that can come from human beings.
She has recovered from her trauma and is ready for a permanent home. She expects her new family to include her in the number of cats listed in their Census questionnaire! Josephina was born late July, 2020.
So what if you are interested in adopting any of the amazing Chicago “mousers” that are in their foster care? You can contact Toni McNaughton at firstname.lastname@example.org and Lisa Ward at email@example.com.
THANK YOU to the census worker that made the call to help one lonely little kitten on the street. Josephine is just one of the millions of homeless animals in need of a home. But we can all chip away at that statistic, one soul at a time.