Kittens Rescued From Bitter Cold in Boston
This beautiful litter of five week old kittens was rescued when a Good Samaritan spotted them outside in the cold on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston today. Along with much of the US, Boston has endured bitter cold this week, with the temperature and wind chill combining for the coldest weather in two years.
The Samaritan called the Animal Rescue League of Boston, and ARL Senior Rescue Tech Bill Tanguay came out and brought the kittens to safety. The furry beauties were evaluated by the organization’s shelter medical team and are already in foster care tonight with West Roxbury resident Suesan Williams. The kittens will be available for adoption in 3 to 4 weeks.
ARL said at Facebook this afternoon that they were keeping an eye out for Mama but couldn’t risk leaving her babies out in the cold until she showed herself. An article in the South End Patch noted, though, that Mama had been brought in also. ARL spokesperson Elizabeth Dobrska is quoted in the brief Patch article saying, “However, since their mother is a feral cat, the most humane thing we can do is spay her and bring her back to the original location where she was found, and monitor her.”
ARL shared this short video of the little darlings.