Cat Found by Ingrid Lee

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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?

A new, soon-to-be-classic animal story by the author of DOG LOST.

About Ingrid Lee

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INGRID LEE lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she teaches high school English and Art. Her first novel for teens, "Dog Lost" (Scholastic Canada), was shortlisted for the Rocky Mountain Book Award, the Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award, and the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award. Ingrid is also the author of several chapter books for younger readers.
Published October 1, 2011 by Scholastic Inc.. 181 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Lee's Dog Lost (2008) was a fictional account of one community's fear-fueled drive to euthanize every pit bull in town. Following the same formula, here she tackles the problem of feral cats.

Sep 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Cat Found


Beautiful story about a beautiful cat, those who want to kill her, and the boy who saves her.

Oct 03 2011 | Read Full Review of Cat Found

Portland Book Review

Although a sensitive subject, someone must tell the story of animal abuse to raise awareness about the importance of spaying/neutering, no-kill animal shelters, and animal rights advocacy.

May 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Cat Found

Project MUSE

Stray and feral cats have become a problem in eleven-year-old Billy Reddick's small town, so much so that the townspeople are talking about rounding up and destroying the community of cats that congregates around the town's old chapel.

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