Pirate didn’t just do this once — so far, she’s adopted and nursed more than nine foster puppies, including three currently in her care. Then, last month, Vannini brought home a scrawny, filthy and very feisty 1-week-old kitten named Nebula, who’d been found living outside on her own.
“[Nebula] was covered in fleas,” Vannini said. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many fleas on a kitten in my life. So I bathed her to try and get the fleas off … and the whole time, she was just throwing a tantrum.”