The cats in the images are not the actual cats who died, but cats that resemble them. Unfortunately I never got images of most of the feral kittens that died. All the images were found on google image search and photobucket and I do not own them. My use of them is “fair use” for a project meant to bring comfort and hope to those who grieve for lost animals. The rainbow bridge is a metaphor. I believe that God preserves our pets and beloved animals, and they are there waiting for us on the other side, and will greet us with great joy when we finally rejoin them. Starclan is from the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. It’s where the good warrior cats go when they die, to watch over and give counsel to those they left behind. Blackie’s babies who died were Smokepaw, the two unnamed ones, Minnie, and Cinder. Whitenose’s babies who died were Graykit and Baby. Both Blackie and Whitenose are now spayed, due to trap, neuter, and release/return. I had a dream one night, of a box full of kittens. It was all the kittens who would have suffered and died if I had not gotten the feral she-cats spayed. Please, please spay your female pets and neuter your male pets. It stops so much suffering and pain and death. If possible for you, please trap and spay/neuter the ferals in your community, then re-release them. More information can be found here: www.alleycatallies.com http
Alley Cat Allies, the Maryland SPCA, and Humane Alliance held a full-day, hands-on laboratory training session for local veterinarians to teach them the latest spay and neuter procedures for cats. Participating veterinarians rave about the new procedures.