Rescue of the Month

Born to Win: Rescue becomes show champion.

By Andrea Dorn

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The dogs wouldn't stop barking, but Jeanne Dickerson had no idea what awaited her in the basement one cold November morning.

"They still had their umbilical cords attached," she says about the two orphan kittens she'd found abandoned in her window well. The staff at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa warned her that the kittens could not survive without their mother and offered to euthanize them. But Dickerson refused to give up. With detailed advice from the ARL and a little ingenuity of her own, she and her 6-year-old son Jon immediately became mother cats.

**Get the April 2008 issue of CAT FANCY to read the full article.**

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Sandy    Auburn, MA

2/27/2008 12:17:15 PM

I wish more people would do this. It takes a lot of work and you don't always win but it's worth the risk

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