Saving the "Winky Boys" - Eddie and Bart

In October, Hearts Alive responded to an emergency at Mojave Animal Shelter in Kingman. The local “cat lady” had been murdered. Dozens of cats were brought to the shelter.

When Nikki, one of our board members and kitten foster mom extraordinaire, arrived, she was overwhelmed by the sheer number of animals in need of help. She came upon two kittens who each had a ruptured eye.

Knowing the shelter couldn’t provide them with the medical care they needed, she brought them to Hearts Alive.

The kittens, nicknamed “The Winky Boys,” needed eye surgery. They each had one eye removed.

Devan had been following Nikki on Instagram for a few years. She wanted to adopt a cat for a while, but her current baby would not have that.

When her cat passed away in September from lung cancer at the age of 13, she wasn’t sure she was ready for a new kitty.

When she saw The Winky Boys, she figured they’d be adopted in no time.

When she heard there were no apps on the kitties, Devan decided to throw her hat in the ring. Nikki contacted her right away and now, she’s the proud momma of two cats.

Eddie (orange) and Bart (Tuxedo), her little pirates are the sweetest things.

They tear through the house with a toy, playing together and running one another ragged. When they’re done, it’s on to mom’s shoulder or lap for a good nap.

They follow her around like ducklings and fall asleep on her books or her laptop while she’s studying.

 “I’m so incredibly grateful for the work HAVLV does. After having the medical bills of dealing with a sick cat and having to go through saying goodbye, I can’t imagine the cost of what caring for sick kittens could have been. I’m grateful for the care they provide these babies. I  can’t imagine my life without them.”  – Devan

This Giving Tuesday, you can help us provide the care that these pets need to have a happy life. Thanks to a generous match from one of our donors, Howard Ash, there has never been a better time to give. All gifts up to $10,000 will be matched, but our goal is to raise $50,000.

Every animal deserves a second chance at a happy story. Hearts Alive Village has already saved more than 4,250 animals and with your help, we can save so many more.

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