AUBURN — Animals hold special places in the hearts of Rick and Jennie Short.
They even converted a room in their Auburn home for kittens that they foster for area humane shelters that are filled to capacity.
Rick is a deputy with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and School Resource Officer at DeKalb Eastern. Jennie works with the DeKalb County Coroner’s office.
“One day, I happened to take off work and went to Walmart and found this kitten in the parking lot,” she said. “I think God just sends me these little animals because He knows we’ll take care of them.
Tigger found his way to the Shorts with two broken legs, believed to have been thrown from a vehicle.
The Shorts took the kitten to their veterinarian, who placed pins in both of his legs and neutered him. “Tigger was up and walking before the end of the day,