About the Cover

Remy, following his use in research at a major university, was among eight cats to arrive at Wyoming’s Kindness Ranch when it opened in 2007. Remy lived in a cat yurt at the ranch, hid in cupboards, and prepared for life in the outside world by climbing perches, chasing laser pointers and toys, and interacting with resident staff. Because of his spirit and determination, he quickly became a favorite of ranch interns, availing himself of private sleepovers and additional socialization in their cabins. His adoptive family in Colorado reports he enjoys being the center of attention. Read more about animals formerly used in research who are being adopted out to families on page 14. Photo by Kindness Ranch