Sergeant Kelsey is a U.S. soldier on active duty in the Middle East. Six weeks into her tour, a young cat visited the office tent – she was visibly malnourished, wounded, and so weak she could only walk a few steps at a time. Sgt. Kelsey began caring for the little cat and named her Sergeant Whiskers. The little cat became source of comfort and an escape from the pressures of the job. One night, Whiskers led Sgt. Kelsey to two tiny kittens. Kelsey will be returning to the States soon and is desperate to take her new feline family with her. Guardians of Rescue are working to navigate the trio through the complicated and costly process of making that happen. For more about Sgt. Whiskers and her kittens and more adorable photos, visit the Guardians of Rescue Facebook page. To help Guardians of Rescue accomplish their mission, you can donate here.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, Siena Lee-Tajiri explored what home means in our Sunday Cat Love and Above column, on Monday, Dr. Lynn Bahr answered reader questions, on  Tuesday, I explained how easy it is to feed a raw diet, on Wednesday, I shared adorable Halloween decor from KittyCat Art Studio, I reviewed Paint My Pooch custom portraits, and on Friday, I told you about the AAFP conference.

The two kitties in today’s video are just hanging out – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Photo of Sgt. Whiskers courtesy of Guardians of Rescue, used with permission

6 Comments on Mews and Nips: Saving Sergeant Whiskers: Soldier Needs Help Bringing Stray Cat Home

  1. On the one hand, this is the kind of heart warming thing I really want to donate too… but it seems to be a pretty open handed donation request. In other words, it doesn’t seem to have any type of time out or limit. In many crowd funding apps there is a goal donation level and once that is achieved people can pat themselves on the back and know it’s been taken care of… and that they are not donating money in excess of the needs.

    Here is the address to the web page (it’s quite hard to find):

    It doesn’t note any kind of goal amount, or the amounts estimated for bringing them home, but on the right hand side of the page is a ticker of sorts that counts the number of donaters for this particular campaign. It lists 1,099 supporters. While some have no amount noted, many have amounts noted such as 25 or 50 dollars. If each supporter only donated 10 dollars, then that means the amount donated to bring these three kitties home is over TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS already, almost 11k. If the average donation was 20 dollars, then that’s over 20k donated. Average 30… well, you get the point.

    Please don’t get me wrong, I love the mission of these organizations (and to be quite clear this organization gets a ‘passing’ or ‘acceptable’ score on basic charity oversite websites) but there is a lack of transparency here. How much is needed? How much was recieved? What happens to the remaining funds? I assume it goes back to the organizations main pool of money? Once the amount recieved is more than the estimated amount to complete the task, then we are just making general contributions, rather than donating to a specific cause.

  2. Thank you for sharing this story. I know of Guardians of Rescue from when I lived on Long Island and they are awesome! I did donate to help Sgt Whiskers and her kittens get home

  3. Sgt Whiskers looks like such a sweet cat and a smarty also to have notified of 2 kittens that also needed to be rescued. I sure hope all are able to come home safely. Prayers to all.

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