THE BAD, THE GOOD AND THE CUTE
To the Editor:
One day last week a family who had rented canoes from us were paddling down the Androscoggin River. Just downstream from West Bethel they saw a plastic bag in the water. It seemed to be ‘squirming’ they said. When they paddled over, hoisted it in, and checked inside they found a trio of kittens – obviously neatly bound up and thrown in the water to their fate. (That’s the bad).
The family carefully kept them warm, and took them to our place where Jim and Laura Hobbs, two of our WorkCamping staff took the kittens in and cared for them. Bethel Animal Hospital gave a free examination and consultation. Jim and Laura bought special milk for them, and have been nursing them ever since. As of now (four days later) they are doing well, looking around, and enjoying life. (That’s the good).
Turns out they were about ten days old when they were so horribly discarded. They are various colors, but healthy and of unknown descent. (That’s the cute).
Bethel Outdoor Adventure and Campground