It’s a HOT summer afternoon in July and two three-week-old kittens are stuck in a car engine!
One afternoon in July a couple entered Heritage Humane Society and let the staff know that two kittens were stuck in their car engine. The staff immediately rushed to the parking lot and heard the cries of distress coming from the engine of the car. Luckily, there were a couple of officers from the Williamsburg Police Department already on scene when the car pulled up. Two officers rushed outside to help.
The had to act fast to try to save their lives. They initially tried to reach the kittens with the hood open, but the terrified kittens were to far for them to reach. They had to partially pry the bumper off of the car to better reach the scared kittens. They were eventually able to coax the terrified and overheated kittens closer to them.
Once the kittens were safely out of the car, they were rushed into the shelter for a medical check up. Besides being overheated, thankfully both kittens appeared healthy! However, the orphaned kittens were only about three-weeks old and without their mother needed around the clock care. Two of our foster volunteers took the kittens home where they were able to grow and thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. The foster volunteers named the two kittens Porsche and Lexus. Porsche is officially available for adoption at the shelter and Lexus is still in the foster home. Once Lexus is big enough to receive her spay surgery she will be available for adoption as well.
Everyday, kittens like Porsche and Lexus enter our shelter. With no where else to turn, they rely on us to give them the top-notch care they deserve. This is only made possible by donors like you, who care. Financial help allows us to continue to provide the life-saving care for homeless pets. We rely on the generosity of donors like you for over 93% of our funding. In the first 8 months of 2019, over 800 pets have been adopted through our Adoption Center. But there are hundreds more still waiting for their chance. Thank you for helping us care for the homeless pets that are relying on us.