This post shows the love for and determination of a Mama cat and some abandoned kittens. A time when she adopted 6 more besides her own 5 , and then even after being spayed when the first set of kittens had been adopted, she adopted an orphaned kitten when its’ own Mama was killed. Read the short story and it will most likely warm your heart and might even make you cry.
Meet Mama Cat and her 11 kittens! 🙂 She was at the Humane Society where I volunteer with her litter of 5 kittens when someone brought in 6 kittens that were freezing and near death. After we warmed them up I went looking for a heater to warm them up more and found Mama nursing her 2 week old babies in a cage. When I inquired if we could put the 6 kittens with her and her 5 kittens the workers expressed concerns about her abillity to care for 11 kittens (all the kittens by the way were about 2 weeks old). I then volunteered to take all 12 of them home and supplement feed. When I walked into the room with the 6 foster kittens Mama sat right up and started to meow at me. She immediately accepted all the kittens and nursed them all by herself without any supplement feeding. (she was hung like a cow!) 🙂 Talk about mother of the year! All kittens found great homes through the Humane Society and Mama cat is now spayed and living in retirement at my mom’s house.
**A quick foot note to this story. About 6 months after Mama Cat’s family were all weaned and found new homes I had someone bring me a 3 week old kitten who lost her mom. Mama cat worked her magic again and immediately adopted this new kitten even though she had no milk for it. She would bath it and nurse it like it was her own (we were bottle feeding it too!). After about a week she began producing milk and nursed one last kitten “Katy Cat” who would not have made it without Mama Cat’s loving mother’s touch!