Each abandoned cat started life as someone’s pet. And, because of any number of circumstances that cat found herself alone, hungry, frightened, and in an unwelcome place. But, that kitty is still a pet. She is not a wild animal. She is not feral. All domestic animals are our responsibility. As individuals, and as a society, it is our duty to provide food, shelter, and veterinary care to our pets. As a community, Boquete, Panama has enthusiastically embraced these responsibilities. Los Mininos Cat Sanctuary plays a vital role caring for cats who have lost their homes, and helping them find new homes. In my mind, it is more than a responsibility to care for abandoned cats…it is a privilege.