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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Of course for most of us, our heroes share our homes, couches and sometimes the bed. No, I'm...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Aug 20th 2008


Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Of course for most of us, our heroes share our homes, couches and sometimes the bed. No, I’m not talking about our significant others but our fuzzy loveballs.

For six abandoned kittens, they’ve just found their hero…and whaddya know, he’s an abandoned mutt himself.

On Monday, six orange tabby kittens were rescued because of the keen senses of Angel, a boxer/pit bull mix, who was recently surrendered to the Nevada Humane Society.

Frank Gomez and his 9-year-old stepson, Joel Fontes, have been regular volunteers at Nevada Humane Society this summer. The pair were volunteering on Monday, walking their favorite dog. Angel, a 2-year-old dog that came to the Humane Society’s shelter after her owners moved without taking her along.

I just have to say to all the volunteers and shelter workers out there that are helping to make this a better world for animals, my hats off to you! You are truly special people!

Gomez assumed it was Angel’s inquisitive personality at play and didn’t take it seriously. But Angel refused to give up and Gomez discovered six 3-week-old orange tabby kittens in a box where they were abandoned.

Humane society staff were summoned, but not before one of the kittens escaped from the box. After returning to the scene, Angel led Gomez to the lost kitten, who picked her up and handed her over to safety.

The story is both heartwarming and tragic. I just can’t understand why some people think animals are throwaway items. Have they never looked a dog in the eyes and seen the spirit within? The willingness to please? The joy of being a part of a family? It’s the same with our feline friends. I don’t get it.

Angel is one of many dogs available for adoption at the Nevada Humane Society. So, if you’re inclined to own a dog hero and would like to adopt Angel call 856-2000 or e-mail info@nevadahumanesociety.org.

The kittens are available too!!

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