From meek to mighty: Cricket’s journey to good health


At just 3 months old, Cricket is already a well-traveled kitten.

Born as strays, he and his young littermates were brought to the Dumb Friends League San Luis Valley Animal Center, where they received proper care.

At intake, Cricket weighed three pounds. In the following days, his caretakers at the League noticed he wasn't eating – so much so that he dropped nearly half a pound in one week. The increasingly frail kitten would need to be syringe-fed every eight hours to ensure weight gain and proper nutrition. A dedicated League staff member took Cricket home on the weekends for some extra TLC.

After just one day in a quiet home environment, Cricket began eating on his own again. He thrived on one-on-one attention and a comfortable routine. Soon enough, he was back on track and growing into a healthy, vibrant cat. He was then transferred to Denver, where he continued to flourish in a foster home until he was old enough and well enough for adoption.  

Within days, Cricket was adopted by a loving family who had recently lost their beloved cat of 11 years. Cricket’s wish upon a star for a happy, peaceful home was met once again – only this time it was different. This time it was forever. "Cricket has completed our home again," said Bonnie, his adopter. "He really is so loved here, and we are all so excited to have him as part of our family for the remainder of his life."

Without the support of people like you, Cricket’s journey home wouldn't be possible. Thank you for participating in the Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry and raising funds to support our mission.