When some people brought in a box with 12 kittens that were only a few weeks old. They claimed to have found them abandoned on a local nature trail. All of the babies were set up in a nursery and we began bottle feeding them.
Animal Control Officer Maria Cymansky, feline rescuer extraordinaire, decided to ride by the home of the people that brought in the kittens. Sure enough, two female cats were seen laying on their deck and it was obvious they had been nursing mothers! Maria talked to the owners who signed over the nursing mother cats so they could be reunited with their babies.
It was a fantastic reunion when the moms saw their babies -- lots of scurrying about, fluff wobbling around while the babies found their right mother. After a few minutes, they all figured out where they belonged and within a short time, all the little ones were cuddled with their moms. A vet check-up revealed that the mothers were less than a year themselves. They are sisters and extremely friendly and outgoing. They will be spayed and available for adoption when their work is done with their babies. Had we not intervened, the females that lay on the deck would have gone on to have more litters.
Caring for the many litters of kittens that have come to us recently has really put a strain on our supplies, but we are all too happy to save these little ones and give them a fresh start in life. If you would like to contribute toward the care of the many animals that have come through our doors over the last several weeks, please make a donation to our Res-Q Fund.
The kittens will be ready for homes of their own in about two to three weeks, so please stay tuned for more on these happy-cat families. And as always, thank you to our ACO Maria, for doing such a great job for animals in need!
To adopt one or more of these beautiful felines, call Popcorn Park at 609-693-1900, Ext. 328 or e-mail us