Deputy Lee Settle, normally on duty catching criminals for the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office, caught two cats – well, actually, he rescued two starving, sick kittens who showed up early last month at the Rappahannock Senior Center at the Scrabble School in Woodville. He brought the kittens to RappCats, where volunteers nursed them back to health for two weeks with a twice-daily regimen of antibiotics and eye ointment a flea-control treatments under the supervision of doctors Kim Cole and Betty Myers of Rose Hill Veterinary Practice. The vets had some initial doubt whether one of them would make it. He did, and last week, Settle stopped by to see the kittens at the home of a RappCats volunteer and was happy to see that they had gained weight and were as frisky as any seven-week old kittens, playing with each other and with the toys donated to RappCats. RappCats is looking for a home where they can live together and have the stability and kindness needed after surviving a life-threatening ordeal. RappCats volunteers named the cats Connie and Lee (in honor of Sheriff Connie C. Smith and Lee Settle, two key persons RappCats wanted to thank for saving their lives). If you would like to adopt these adorable kittens please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-675-2020 or 540-987-8099.
Former Rappahannock News editor Roger Piantadosi is a writer and works on web and video projects for Rappahannock Media and his own Synergist Media company. Before joining the News in 2009, he was a staff writer, editor and web developer at The Washington Post for almost 30 years.