Our mascot, 'Baby' Ike, the kitten who wouldn't die!
As Hurricane Ike approached Florida in early September of 2008, I was nursing a litter of kittens through a bout of Calicivirus. Some were sicker than others, with a range of symptoms from fever to joint pain, GI symptoms and horrid black scabs that came out of nowhere. I had named the sickest kitten 'Ike,' and I told him 'When the big hurricane comes, you will get stronger, too!' Somehow he lived, but needed special care and LOTS of vet visits for the year that followed. At least weekly I wondered if he would last through the week. Finally he was full-grown, though small because of his poor start in life. An angel veterinarian offered to try reconstructive surgery on the 'outlet' of his digestive tract (to put it delicately!) and somehow she made Ike well again. Thanks to Dr. Stoll, from me, Ike and all his kitty friends. Now he has the energy to play with all the crazy toys we can make....This website is dedicated to all the homeless cats that have come through our foster home in the past ten years, and especially to those that have stayed to make it their home, as Ike has.