So the entire time I was on this trip, my brother in New York was catching kittens at the city-owned vacant property next to his house.
We are down to one cat, who has never been an only-cat and has not been dealing with it very well. So we've been looking at shelters and decided a kitten would be the best fit for her.
You see where this is going. I'm not sure this will actually work, but if you are traveling from NY to Michigan, or even Ohio, and want to transport a kitten or two, let me know.