A few years ago a woman was visiting a neighbour in their backyard, and noticed a rabbit frozen in place. Close by she saw three black kittens intently watching the rabbit. Pointing this out, the neighbour said she was surprised as she had no idea there was a young feline family living under her deck. A mission was put in place to rescue them all. Not knowing of any cat rescues, the kittens were taken to the local vet clinic, spayed or neutered and rehomed. The mother cat was rescued, but they let her back out because the clinic was not open at the time. This was Durango’s mother Dream, and it was unfortunate because now we have a colony of nine cats, from just one breeding female. The neighbours came together and provided cat houses, food and water year round. This year, as breeding season was approaching and not wanting the cats to produce more kittens, they all came into Pet Patrol care.
Durango introduced himself as a gentle and accepting little cat, even though he had only lived on the street with his mother’s colony. He was happy to be pet right away and displayed such a sweet and loving personality, it was hard to resist spending time with him. He has come into his own showing us a playful and energetic side. He had never had cat toys before, only dried leaves and pebbles but is learning quickly. Durango is looking for a forever home that has a buddy for him. One that will welcome him into the family and keep him safely indoors.