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Snowball the cat finds happy Christmas home

Friday, December 29, 2000

On June 6, a lucky little kitty wandered into June Goldman's Spirit Lake garage.

Perhaps she was carried there by the mother cat but how she got there isn't nearly as incredible as how she came to live in a wonderfully loving home.

Goldman is a county supervisor and has long been a champion for the Humane Society. "When I came into the garage that day I found one litter of four kittens and one kitten separate from the others," she recalled. "The poor kitten was not going to make it without nourishment, so Linda Hinshaw gave me some milk replacer and a feed syringe."

Goldman began faithfully feeding the tiny kitten, calling her Squirt. "She was such a little squirt, you know," she explained.

A couple of days later, after the temperatures had plummeted to low 40s during the night, she found Squirt near the door of the garage, very cold and lethargic. "I took her to the vet who said they could try to revive her but I really don't think he thought she would make it," Goldman said.

Read the rest of this article in the 12/28 Pilot Tribune.

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