A heartwarming tale about the importance of caring for strays. In Billy’s small town, stray cats are running wild, and there’s growing pressure to get rid of them. The school bullies don’t even hesitate to throw rocks at the poor creatures! So when Billy finds a wounded, starving kitten and sneaks her home, he has to be extra-careful to keep her hidden while he nurses her back to health. However precious little Conga is to him, he knows his dad would take her away if he discovered her, safe and warm in Billy’s bedroom. Can Billy and his friends confront the cat abusers, convince the town of the importance of caring for abandoned animals, and find a safe haven for strays?
- ISBN: 9780545317702
- Author: Lee, Ingrid
- Published: 2011 , Scholastic Inc.
- Themes: abandonment, abuse, Cats, Community, homeless
- Descriptors: Americas, Canada, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Realistic Fiction
- No. of pages: 178