The Official Sarah Armes Cute-O-Meter.

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This is Sarah. She works in our Development Department as a Campaign Manager. Ruth Vader Ginsburg. She usually doesn’t dress like this but, you know, Halloween was this week. So there you go. Yes, there we go. And make Halloween stay gone until next year.  Anyhoo, as you might have noticed we tell a lot of stories here at HSSV. … Read More

Kittehs, Like Shoes, Go Better In Pairs.

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Kittens will be kittens. They’re super adorable… Cup o’ kitteh Super playful…. Gimmee.. Super loving… Cuddle puddle! But can also be…. Hooman! I scale you like tree! You WILL play!! Demons. It’s not their fault – they’re just wee little things. With youth comes boundless energy and an insatiable need for attention but it can lead to a conundrum. What … Read More

Unrepentant Booger Cat Seeks Very Special Home.

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Oh Phil. Phil Phil Phil. What are we going to do with you? I have no idea what you’re talking about.  Don’t give us that face. You’re a booger and you know it. Phil is one of those cats that one special person is going to find and be like “I found the coolest, most ridiculous, awesome, hysterical, fantastic cat … Read More

Kitten Bedlam Has Begun

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Have you ever been at the beach and one minute your towel is a good fifty feet from the water…. We all want to be this cat. And then you look up and your toes are soaked? The tide just rolls in so quickly you don’t see it happening? That, in a nutshell, is kitten season. And the tide, dear … Read More

Scrub Wearing Human Tornadoes Skip Lunch, Save Lives.

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As far as abandonment go it was an innocuous one. Instead of a pet, two forlorn sandwiches sat forgotten on the lunch table. Besides them two containers of soup were rapidly cooling. Meanwhile, back in cat triage, this was happening: You guessed correctly – it was a kitten.  Kitten. Or to be more accurate, about 34 of them. Some strays, … Read More

The Kitten That Almost Wasn’t.

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This is Britney. She’s named after Britney Spears. More on that later. Can you get the laser pointer out now? I’m bored. She’s friendly, outgoing, a laser pointer addict – a pretty awesome kitten. Sure, she dances a bit when she walks but it’s not a big deal. And no, it’s not why she’s named after Britney Spears. Kitten does … Read More

The Difficult Process of Kitten Building


Kittens are cute, right? Bask in our ridiculous adorableness.  Adorable. Fluffy. So playful. Unfortunately we have to burst the kitten bubble. We have to tell you honestly: they don’t start out that way. We don’t want to say that they start out homely but… We’re sure he has a great personality.  An enormous amount of work goes into building the … Read More