Spunk and Pixie Dust: “Tinkerbell’s” Survival Story

Arcata, Ca., (KIEM)- It’s a cliche for a reason. Cats sometimes really do have nine lives. Recently, the Humboldt Spay Neuter Network took in an independent infant cat, suffering from a severe respiratory infection. She also had a ulcerated eye. White, with a few distinct black markings, the kitten was called “Tinkerbell.” She and her brother Peter Pan were found by rescuer Shannon Townsend-Bettis, who was trapping feral cats near Willow Creek. Townsend-Bettis works with the Humboldt County Spay Neuter Network to reduce the population of homeless animals on the North Coast.

When she came in to Townsend-Bettis’ care, little Tink developed her loving and independent personality despite the nearly immediate loss of her eye. Removed surgically close to a month ago, its healed splendidly.

Now, its time for Tinkerbell to head (not to the second star to the right, but rather) to her forever home. The Spay Neuter Network is looking for someone willing to keep her indoors (she will face some challenges due to having only one eye), and be an attentive and loving cat owner. She can be adopted with or without her brother Peter, in hopes the two will be ‘lost boys’ no more.

Visit http://www.spayhumboldt.org/,if you are interested in fostering and/or adopting Tinkerbell.