Fleeing a Wildfire with Eight Babies in Tow

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When Kate + 8 arrived at Berkeley Humane, our staff, volunteers, and fosters were eager to help.

Responding to a desperate call for help from an overcrowded shelter, our team rushed up I-5 to Butte County. It was September, and California was suffering from several raging wildfires. Sadly, by now we have years of experience working with local shelters in need of fire rescue. Because of your donations, we’re able to jump on the road as soon as disaster strikes.

We loaded 21 cats and dogs, including Kate and 8 very young kittens. Four of the kittens were colored just like Kate, while the other four were very much not! This young mother had accepted four abandoned babies as her own, doubling her family size and nursing schedule. When Kate + 8 arrived at Berkeley Humane, our staff, volunteers, and fosters were eager to help. Because of your support, the kittens received care while Kate got a well-deserved nap. 

Kate’s eight kittens—Acht, Atte, Ocho, Oito Infinity, Huit, Otto, and August—were all healthy and active, but still much too young to be adopted. With your donations, our dedicated fosters had everything they needed—nutritious food, toys, kitty litter, and medicine—to care for them until they grew big enough to find loving homes.

Kate’s journey ended with being adopted by a loving family, who she loves as much as she loved her eight kittens.

Please donate to our Hope Medical Fund so we can save more animals like Kate and her eight (kittens).

From our Spring 2021 Newsletter.

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