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I work in a building that edges on a very large open space next to the San Francisco Bay. At one time, there were lots of feral cats in the area. Three years ago, two of my co-workers were taking a walk and heard some pathetic mewing. After a careful search they found one very young kitten all alone. They brought her back to the office, but had no idea what to do from there. The picture is from the day she was found

I took the kitten, first to the vet, who said she was only a few days old, and then home. I bottle fed her every 3 hours around the clock, even taking her to work with me every day (I had a very understanding boss!)

I had every intention of giving her up for adoption when she was old enough (I already had a dog and a cat) but of course, when that time rolled around, I just couldn't do it. That was when she finally got her name - Little Orphan Annie, but we just call her Annie. When I took her to the vet for her first kitten shots, he was amazed. That's when he told me that no one in the office had expected her to live - but they didn't have the heart to tell me that first day.

Annie is now 3 years old, happy and healthy, and loves her family - and we love her!

Susan Cohl
Union City, CA

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