A homeless cat returns to pick up her kittens that were taken to the shelter
Alissa Smith, co-founder of Wrenn Rescues, was contacted about four 10-day-old kittens that needed to be adopted. Staff at a shelter in Downey, California, were urgently trying to find help for these animals before they were killed.
“There were only 15 minutes left, and no one else could take them, but luckily a group got them out safely, and a wonderful woman named CJ transported them to us in Ventura County, California.”
The kittens and their mother were discovered in someone’s backyard, but she quickly ran away.
Ashley, a local rescue, immediately began bottle-feeding them throughout the night. Jenifer Hurt, the rescue center’s co-founder, fed them during the day.
“The kittens’ mother cat obviously cared for them. Orphaned kittens rarely see their mother after they arrive at the shelter. Another compelling reason to leave the kittens alone (and wait for their mother) rather than transport them to a shelter.
Ashley and Jennifer were ready to take care of the kittens until they were weaned, but then something extraordinary happened.
The residents who had rescued the kittens returned home to find the mother outside, looking for her children. She was apprehended, and the cat was taken to a foster home the next day to be reunited with her kittens.
After the agony of losing her kittens, Spidey, as the cat was called, was initially shy and refused to leave the cage until Ashley brought one of her kittens close to her.
So the mother went out to join her kittens immediately.
“She sat up and purred in the middle of her kittens. They all rushed to her and started feeding her.”
The happy mother purred and kneaded her paws as she fed her hungry offspring.
“I’m not sure we’ve ever seen anything so reassuring. It’s amazing that this miracle happened.”
Spidey was curled up against Ashley and purring when Ashley woke up the next morning.
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