Four years ago, I wasn't a fan of cats. I didn't hate them...but I certainly didn't love them. I was dating a girl who had one and that cat was pretty cool, but I didn't think I'd ever approve of ANOTHER cat. Then I adopted one. Since she was the size of my palm, Piccolo has been the worlds best cat and by far, one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've got so much love for my little creature that has been my pal through thick and thin.

Just because I'm a cat person doesn't mean I know all things "cat"-- and apparently right now, it's kitten season. This means there's a huge influx of kittens at the Idaho Humane society and many other shelters and these kittens need homes.

I get it-- maybe adopting one isn't in your future for a number of different reasons, however the WISKR program (which stands for Women Inmate Social Kitty Retreat) is helping where they can. Female inmates at the Women's Correctional Center are helping raise kittens who otherwise, probably wouldn't have humans to give them the time and attention they need. The program has been going on since 2016 and over 725 cats have been taken care of because of the WISKR program.

The WISKR program can use help from the outside world, too however. Supplies for kittens can add up-- so if you are looking for a way to help some cats that doesn't require you adopting one--food, blankets, and litter are all needed by the program. Just drop off donations to the Idaho Humane Society (let them know it's for this awesome program that is WISKR) and it will get taken out to the Idaho Department of Correction.

For a full story on these kittens living in the correctional facility, click HERE.