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Dear Whiskers’ Syndicate,

Are you by any chance still taking in strays?

I have a litter of kitties with their mom.
I was helping out my neighbors because the mom gave birth to them in their house and really didn’t want them there.

Now I’ve kept them in mine for over 1 month, but I don’t think I can afford to give them a forever home. My house is a shared one (kostan) and I can only keep them in the laundry-hanging area (where birds are also kept) because it’s upstairs where they wouldn’t disturb other residents and to keep them from other strays.

I only let them stay here while I go from home in the morning and come back in the evening. I’ve never really cleaned them and no one else looked after them. I provided them with dry food only recently. They’re not weaned yet. Same goes with the litter box.

There are 5 kittens and everyone has a name. Females Banban, Biggy, and Kukung, males Bubun and Chocho. They’re very sweet and playful. I think now they’re around 7-8 weeks old.

Please let me know if they could fit into your place or if someone kind is willing to take them in and care for them. And thank you in advance.

I know the area where those cats lives. It was a labyrinth of alleys that I never manage to memorize completely. People there are not poor, but most are ignorant idiots. In one of those alleys is two fields tennis court. I got lost in those mazes several times, and once I stumbled upon a street old cat being used as a tennis-serve practice target by a bunch of kids; one of them rode a BMW. A few years later, someone who refused to give his name keep sending us message demanding us to take stray kittens that he didn’t want on his porch, but insisted that he is the one who send the cats to the shelter. I told him quite frankly that I don’t want people to take me for granted and drop whatever kittens and cats they don’t want and broadcast to the whole town where we live to be a dumping ground of unwanted animals.

In short, I don’t like that place and its rotten people; and I am sure if they have a choice, no street cats want to live there.

But an innocent street cat mother found a little good luck to try and raise a family, though she has no luck even just for a little corner to stay.

She found a little good luck in the neighbor who lend her space, though once more no luck weaving a life.

And then all her pain in delivering her babies will be in vain. Then all her effort to keep her babies alive and healthy will be in vain. All her hard work in raising such healthy and happy kittens, will be in vain.

So I thought I’d found her a little good luck, in the corner of the cattery. I thought I’d give her a little good luck, in keeping her family. I thought I’d give her a chance.

It’s a tad bit cramped where she is, but little good luck has it that she’ll be away from the rain and the wind. It’s a tad bit tight on food rations, but a little good luck has it that she can at least eat regularly and properly.

It’s not a fancy house, but with a little good luck, I will spay her and with a little more good luck, she wouldn’t have to go back to the street eating garbage.

Would you share your little good luck so we can buy her kitty milk? She ran out early while her babies are still the size of the palm of the hand.

Would you share your little good luck so we can provide her and her family with proper treatments for fungus infestation and upper respiratory infection?

But first and foremost, would you share your little good luck for a few pouches of food, that she can have the chance to live healthy and happy?

~ Josie

The two first pictures were given by the lady who kept them, and the two last ones are the little family as they settling in.



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Josie And The Whiskers' Syndicate

The first and only cat refuge in Bandung (West Java - Indonesia) a capital breeder of a nation without animal welfare law. We care for Bandung's unwanted animals, operate a TNR as much as our budget allows, and continue to educate people about compassion to animals

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