Sunspots

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This beautiful Siamese-wannabe cat lived in the park near the Weddle Covered Bridge in Sweet Home, Oregon. The Weddle Bridge was built in 1937 in Crabtree, Oregon. The bridge was later disassembled due to safety issues and moved to Sweet Home where it now crosses Ames Creek. I followed the cat as it made the rounds at the park trash cans and looked for scraps of food.

Kitten season

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Shelters all around the United States are beginning to receive an influx of new residents due to the onset of kitten season. Each year the already overcrowded shelters will be overwhelmed by new kittens who are in need of constant attention. Orphaned kittens, as young as under a week old, often come into shelters. Because the kittens would not live overnight without being bottle fed every few hours their lives depend on the kindness of those working at the shelter, who are often willing to take the kittens home and care for them. Much of the population boom would be curbed if people spayed and neutered their cats and did not dump cats into the wild.

Southern Siblings

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These cats live outside of a condo complex in Hilton Head Island, SC. They appear to be siblings as they are both a manx mix with only a stub of a tail. They patiently wait on the porch in the early evening to be fed their dinners.