Miriam Stein Battles, a volunteer with West Orange TNVR who has five years of experience fostering cats and kittens, originally lined up another foster home for Venus and Comet, but she eventually ended up taking them in for foster care herself.
"They were about 3 months old. That is the age when kittens can go either way, feral or friendly," Battles told The Dodo. "I didn’t want to give up on them ... They had been fed by humans but the people had kept their distance so these kittens were completely feral, very scared and entirely angry."