This is a nice story, and I applaud the OP for making that decision to spend his money on the kitten. My first reaction would be have been put the thing out of its misery (I grew up on an acreage/hobby farm - I've had to do it since I was a young boy). the mountain lions were there first. i'm sure i'll get called a dick for saying that but it's true I'm also going to get torn apart for this, but frankly, I do put more value on the life of a mountain lion cub than a human child. Call me a fool if you want, and I certainly hope the children were well taken care of, but I do feel strongly about this. I guess it's about utility for me, when it comes down to needing to make a one or the other decision.