Last Updated on July 30, 2023 by Pets Feed
In Indianapolis, Indiana, a litter of six tiny kittens was found in a city alley, apparently without a feline mother nearby. For this reason, they collected the cubs in a cardboard box and delivered them to IndyHumane, an animal rescue center in the city.
The little ones needed special care, so two volunteers from the rescue group reached out to make sure they had a chance to thrive in a foster home.
Fortunately, three of the kittens went to Jennifer’s foster home and the other three were brought to Penny’s.
This cat accepts kittens as its own
Bear, one of Jennifer’s resident cats, has always been known to help every kitten in need that comes into the home. Since arriving home over a year ago, the cat has always been very kind and helpful, staying there to help.
The foster home’s new residents (Fletcher, Olive and Mara), got out of the cage and started exploring every corner of the place. In the midst of their explorations, they began to find lots of food and a wide variety of toys to play with, they were very happy with their new life.
Jennifer told Love Meow:
“From the start, the kittens were nervous, but they adapted quickly. They became playful and curious; they loved meeting their toys.”
Despite their comfort, it was obvious they missed their feline mother, so they were given a heated pillow and a stuffed heart. Fletcher enjoyed spending a lot of time with his adoptive mother, and he quickly picked her favorite spot for naps; Jennifer’s knees.
Bear could hear all the screams of the newcomers through the door to the room, and he started to get very curious. The cat wanted to meet the kittens, but it wasn’t until the little ones were medically clear that he got the go-ahead to see his new friends.
When the cat and the little kittens met, they felt each other through the walls of the enclosure, and they were all looking forward to meeting each other.
“The kittens weren’t so sure about Bear at first, and there was a lot of sniffling and hissing. However, they were curious and would “follow” him when he was outside the enclosure.”
Bear was too eager to pet the kittens, so he decided to sneak into the enclosure without asking permission and get to know them up close. After a while, the trio of little kittens realized that Bear was a friend who just wanted to give them lots of love and attention.
Bear started cleaning them with his tongue and the kittens blinked slowly with great satisfaction, and bent down for more licking. The cat fulfilled the role that her mother was to play, and the kittens seemed to take comfort in the company of the gentle Bear.
“Now they all purr when he’s around. They like to play with him and ask for hugs and licks.”
Every time Bear enters the room, the cubs run around asking for affection, watching him and trying to imitate him to hone their feline skills.
Bear always keeps them in his care and takes care of them all day, he is happy to have the three little ones in his care.
“Bear is a very carefree cat with a calm personality. He has been really good with all the foster kittens he has interacted with so far.”
All three little cats have an extra toe on their front paws, but that doesn’t stop them from showing off their true, charming personalities. After having a rough start in life, the six kittens are thriving in their foster homes in amazing and satisfying ways.
Bear will remain busy caring for his foster kittens until they are ready to be adopted into a forever home.
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