Last Updated on June 18, 2022 by Pets Feed
This rescue cat gets help from her puppy friend to raise her 7 baby kittens while learning to trust people.
Kim, an animal rescuer from the Hamilton Animal Services rescue center, saw a pregnant cat wandering around alone in search of food. The woman immediately got the feline to safety and contacted Karly and Katelyn Saltarski, co-founders of Salty Animal Rescue, for help finding a safe place for the mother-to-be.
After living on the streets for perhaps most of her life, enduring cold and hunger, the cat was finally able to feel safe and get some sleep in a quiet, warm, safe place.
Karly told Love Meow:
Mom wasn’t very happy with the humans at first, but she let me give her a few pets. It was a 5 1/2 on the care scale, but with a little extra work, we knew we could hit a 10.
This cat gets help from her dog friend to raise her 7 kittens
The feline was named after Banksy, with time and patience he slowly came out of his shell and started enjoying the petting of his new humans. She was a shy kitten, but she was very happy with her new life and all the food available to her.
Banksy went into labor a few days after arriving at her foster family and gave birth to seven healthy tuxedo kittens.
The lifeguard said:
We are so happy this is her last litter and neither she nor her babies will add to overcrowding in our community.
Karly wasn’t home at the time, but when she arrived she was ready to help clean up the babies and moved the new feline family into a cozy and warm nest. After a few hours, Banksy’s maternal instinct kicked in and she devoted herself entirely to taking care of her named kittens: Warhol, Frida, Pablo, Mona, Monet, Bob Ross and Dalí.
She chose the one time I wasn’t home to have all seven in an hour and a half. Although she had a perfectly clean and comfortable whelping box, she decided to put them in the bin. to litter.
With seven kittens requiring care and plenty of food, Karly began supplementing their care, while Banksy kept them clean and tidy. Two of the babies needed support during the day. Bob, the weakest of the litter, recovered quickly thanks to medical attention and tube feeding.
I’m so glad she didn’t have to have them outside alone and that her semi-wild self had enough time before she was born to bond with me, so I could take care of her kittens. and bring him some comfort.
Of course, Banksy was grateful for the help she received from her humans, as she was still trying to adjust to life as an indoor cat. When the kittens were about three weeks old, Karly decided to introduce them to her loyal dog named Nood.
Nood finally got to meet her new babies and there couldn’t be a happier dog. She is our official resident kitten sitter and takes her job very seriously. She has cuddled more rescue kittens than we can handle. count and make sure everyone gets all the love.
Nood takes the role of kitten sitter very seriously and is always ready to help whenever Banksy needs a break from his babies. She showers them with gentle licks and teaches them valuable lessons, so there is no doubt that they will be well socialized with people and dogs.
Of course, Banksy trusts her puppy friend completely and is very grateful for her support in raising her little ones.
The tuxedoed little felines have all grown up and are almost ready for the next chapter of their lives, an eternal home for bliss forever.
Finally, Karly added:
Now they’re established in their little personalities and it’s so fun to watch. Mum Banksy came this far because her kittens showed her that people aren’t that bad.
Images: Instagram / saltyanimalrescue