A homeless mother cat, in search of a safe place to raise her two young kittens, took them to the backyard of a family’s home in Indiana, United States. The family was surprised to find the trio in their yard and noticed that the kittens were in need of immediate medical attention. They were suffering from upper respiratory illness, gastrointestinal problems, and flea infestations.
The family reached out to Catnip Etc, an Indiana-based rescue organization that specializes in Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) programs. When the Catnip Etc staff arrived, they were struck by the appearance of the kittens, who had curly fur, an unusual trait in stray cats. The kittens were also becoming increasingly sedentary and failing to gain weight, which further emphasized the urgency of their medical situation.
“We were not expecting to encounter such an unusual sight when we arrived,” the staff at Catnip Etc stated. “Two small kittens with curly fur was a complete surprise for us.”
The family and the Catnip Etc team worked together to provide the necessary medical care for the kittens and their mother. With their health concerns addressed, the mother cat and her kittens were able to thrive and grow in a safe and loving environment.
A homeless cat brought her babies to the yard of a household.
The homeless cat family was given a helping hand by the rescue site. The team worked tirelessly to ensure that the cats were free from fleas and received the necessary medical attention. Aspen, the mother cat, was treated for a cut on her neck, which she had sustained while trying to provide for her kittens, Avalanche and Alaska.
The tiny feline family was placed in a foster home where they could receive proper care and attention. Aspen, who is always alert and aware of her kittens’ needs, seemed to be grateful for the assistance and the nutritious meals provided by the rescue site.
Missy McNeal of Catsnip Etc. added:
As soon as you enter her room, she begins purring. He lies down and waits to get his belly massaged.
The mother cat, who was previously homeless, has been thriving in the care provided by the rescue organization. With each passing day, she is growing more confident and affectionate, thanks to the safe and supportive environment offered by the shelter. The kittens, too, have made remarkable progress, becoming stronger and more playful.
Despite their initial timidness, the kittens have started to open up to human interaction and enjoy engaging in playful activities, such as running and playing with toys. While they may still be shy, it is clear that they are benefiting greatly from their time in the care of Catsnip Etc and are well on their way to becoming happy and healthy cats.