We've always had a passion for animal of all kinds. Since moving to Sutter Creek in 2004, we have rescued or acquired over 70 animals, ranging from guinea hens and peacocks to goats and llamas (and almost everything in between!) Many of them are still with us, some I’ve gifted to friends, and some have passed away. Since the beginning of this year, 8 of my beloved animals have passed on, along with many tears. But as with the cycle of life, although we have lost many of our cherished companions, we have opened our hearts and our doors to many new furry/feathered friends, and welcomed them onto the “Avio Ark.”
Earlier in the year we started fostering kittens for A-PAL (our local animal shelter) to make them more sociable, thus, more adoptable. The first litter was of 3 little babies, who barely had their eyes open. We absolutely enjoyed raising them, as kittens bring such joy and spontaneity to a home. We wound up keeping one of them for ourselves, and we absolutely adore her. Then on Sept 6, I saw two kittens at the front of our property, just inches away from a very busy road. I tried to catch them, but to no avail. We did finally trap both of them, and they were feral. Still too small for solid food, we had to bottle feed them for a while, and attempt to get their sickly and malnourished little bodies back to health. We were able to get them healthy, and now we are looking for a special home for them both.