8 KITTENS were trapped on a ranch in Tubac, AZ when they were about four weeks old. They were from two separate litters and their feral mothers successfully avoided being caught. Besides being very young, the kittens had two main health issues undefined; a virus which threatened to make several of them lose all or part of their sight, and ringworm which made some of them look more like rodents than cute kittens. Finding a place to foster this playful group away from children and other pets was quite challenging.
As of July 2006, their fur is growing in beautifully. Their eyes are improving and it appears that some of them will have limited vision but none will be blind. Their medical care alone will probably total about $1600, but each day, their charm and playfulness reminds their caregivers how glad they are to be given a second chance at life. Within a month, we expect them to be spayed and neutered and ready for permanent homes.