Michael Shinkle finds great pleasure in taking his child camping, and they always prefer to visit a secluded spot far from the noisy world. However, their last trip took an unexpected turn when they noticed another visitor at their usual spot. Upon their arrival, they spotted a frail looking cat strolling around the woods alone. Shinkle suspected that the cat had been deserted as she seemed malnourished. As they set up their campsite, his son warmed up to the charming cat and began forming a bond with her, making Shinkle believe that the feline would be accompanying them back home after their camping adventure concluded.
Although they had packed food only for themselves, the father and son showed kindness by sharing their provisions with the cat. The trio enjoyed their meal inside the cozy tent, with the feline happily exploring the space. The father and son even gave away the remaining leftovers to their furry companion during dinner time, already feeling attached to their new friend.
Soon after retiring to his tent, Shinkle was awakened and decided to check out the situation. He used his phone light to illuminate the area, only to discover eight glowing eyes staring back at him. As he examined them more closely, he realized that they belonged to a mother cat and her three adorable kittens.
After enjoying their camping trip, Shinkle and his son decided to bring some new members to their family – four cats they found on the way. They also took home a stray cat that Shinkle had befriended during the trip. To help the new feline family, Shinkle created a fundraiser through GoFundMe and shared that the rescued cat is now content and happy with all the affection she’s receiving. Her friendly nature is a clear indication that she must have been someone’s pet before getting lost.
Shinkle and his family made the decision to adopt all four of the adorable cats and are thrilled to give them the loving homes they truly deserve. It is thanks to this father and son’s camping trip that the mom cat and her kittens were found and saved from certain danger. Now, these furry friends have found their forever homes and are cherishing every moment of their new lives.