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Brave Lorelei’s Story: the Cornfield Family

One of our volunteers was driving along a country road on a hot, dry summer day when she spied a cat on the shoulder. She stopped, expecting the cat to run away, but instead Lorelei came running up to her. The cat called to four kittens who came running out of a cornfield. They were all very hungry and dehydrated. Who knows how long they were there with no food or water? After arriving at their foster home, it was discovered that Lorelei was pregnant. Just three weeks after weaning her first kittens, she delivered six more.

The story of Lorelei and her kittens could easily have turned tragic, but sometimes you can put together the right combination of factors – a compassionate person, some luck, and a cat’s spunk and intelligence – and things turn out all right. Here is an update on the Cornfield Family.

Formerly Helen and Casey, two of the original litter, are now Thunder and Lightening. Their new mom says, “They are doing great. Thank you for rescuing them!”


Brian and Joe’s forever home discovered them this last weekend. We have already heard from their new home. “We are very happy to have them in our family”.


The last six kitten’s names are Bruce Banner, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff, and Wanda Maximoff. They will be ready for adoption in early December. Watch for them at our Adoption Events on Saturdays and Sundays. Also, keep an eye out for them on our website. With names like these and knowing their foster home like we do, we expect The Avengers to be some very special kittens!


As for Brave Lorelei, she will be adopted by her foster home.