Hoping for Paws is a nonprofit organization that saves abandoned and homeless animals off the streets of Los Angeles and assists with difficult animal rescues all across the United States.

While Joanne and Katie were out and about on another rescue mission, they were approached by a kind individual who informed them that he had a kitten living under a rock in his backyard and asked them to help. Because of their quick thinking, these two rescuers were able to respond quickly and go on to explore the situation further.

It was quite spicy when they arrived, as shown by the hissing and spitting of two cats sticking their heads out of the hollow rock they were standing in. It was clear to them that the kittens were approaching the age when they would turn entirely wild, and they realized that they needed to take action immediately if they were to have any hope of taming them and finding them a home.

It was a difficult job! Despite the fact that the hole in the rock was not very large and the first kitten was quite feisty, they were able to catch and confine him in the cage. When it came time to deal with the next one, she was quite resistive, and they had to be creative with their approach. They opted to employ a catch noose, which they were successful in doing, and the kitten was placed in the cage with her brother.

Just as they believed they’d finished their job, they came upon another kitty! How were these kittens able to find refuge in such a little piece of rock? When they looked closer, they realized that there were three more kittens hidden within the rock, and they worked tirelessly to recover them all. A highly effective rescue effort was carried out here.

Now it was time to take them to the clinic to give them a well needed bubble bath and a checkup from the vet.

What a wonderful cat rescue; they named the kittens after the plants that grew in the yard where they were discovered: Cactus, Aloe, Prickly Pear, Yucca, and Agave.

It’s amazing to see how fast they acclimated to human companionship; this gorgeous family must have realized they were in a safe and caring environment where they would be carefully taken care of and fed. Soon, all of them will be available for adoption; I like a good rescue tale with a happy ending as much as the next person.

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By Elen

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