This weekend, one of our volunteers spotted a young cat lying in the street. She stopped to see if it was injured and discovered it was lactating, indicating it either was a mama or had kittens that had passed away.
It took two days, a visit to the Vet, a lot of fresh water and food and a few trips from our volunteer's home to where she found the cat before this 8-10 month old mama showed everyone where she had hidden her kittens!
From this hidden notch under a tree, the opening covered by leaves and other debris, our volunteer saw the eyes of the mama cat, then another movement-a KITTEN! She reached into the darkened space and carefully lifted out a tiny, 2-week old calico kitten. She'd been away from her mother for over 24 hours and it was vital she begin nursing soon or she could perish.
Slowy and thoroughly, the nest was emptied out.
There were FIVE precious lives at stake now. The mama made it six.
They were immediately taken into foster care. The mama had a big meal, then proceeded to nurse her babies in the clean comfort of a new bed.
Though we didn't plan on taking any rescues in this week, we knew we couldn't sit by and let this family die. They are safe now, but we need funds to provide for their vet care and food. We hope you'll agree that these lives were worth saving by making a tax deductible donation using the ChipIn widget below.
Thank you for caring enough to help this family! It's with support like yours that makes it possible for us to keep saying YES when cats are in need.