Cricket came to us when our Founder and President, Leticia Stivers helped a 90 year old woman in Austin, Texas TNR over 30 cats
on her property. It was an awful situation. Cats were everywhere.
The neighbors were threatening to start killing them if something
wasn’t done. Fortunately, all the cats were fixed and all found
homes. The friendly ones were adopted the shelter and the
not-so-friendly were placed as barn cats. Among the cats were two
mom cats with kittens – Cricket and Momma Cat. It was Spring and the
shelters were full, so Leticia fostered the two little families.
Cricket was a very young mom with 3 newly born kittens. Cricket was
a nervous, inexperienced mom. When two of her kittens suddenly died,
her last kitten was given to Momma Cat to raise. AHS tried to adopt
her out, twice unsuccessfully. Since black cats are already hard to
adopt, adding her nervousness made finding her a home almost
impossible. We made her a permanent resident here. She’s a very
friendly girl who loves her head scratched. You’ll often find her
jumping around from the highest wall boxes and window beds, which
have been designed with Cricket in mind.