Last Updated on March 22, 2023 by Pets Feed
A long-haired tabby cat roamed the streets until the arrival of Sophie, a local animal rescuer who often helps stray dogs. When she returned to the scene, the rescuer discovered the feline in one of her traps. The kitten’s round belly made Sophie believe she was pregnant.
The homeless cat was taken to a foster home, where she found a room with soft bedding and plenty of food. A few days later, Sophie discovers three other newcomers in the kitten’s room.
The cat gave birth to her litter in a safe place, away from the streets, and her kittens wouldn’t have to suffer a day outside.
Homeless pregnant cat is rescued before giving birth
For the first few days after welcoming her new kitten home, she was confused and unsure how to become a parent. Knowing that she needed help, a volunteer foster family from Chatons Orphelins Montreal offered to help her.
The mother and her three children arrived at their new foster home at night to give the kittens an immediate supplement to their diet.
The rescue center told Love Meow:
“Their adoptive mother started bottle-feeding them to make sure the babies keep winning. After 24 hours of feeding throughout the day, the kittens started gaining weight.”
Once the cat’s maternal instincts kicked in a few days later, she became very attentive and devoted to her babies. With the help of their foster family, the kittens began to grow rapidly. The feline, named Tikita, could finally breathe easily knowing that her young were being well cared for.
The kittens learned to eat from a dish, play with their feet, and romp around the house as if it were their own, all in the comfort of a loving environment.
The shelter adds:
“The kittens, Kookie, Smooty and Toopie, are a curious bunch. They enjoy the company of their people and other cats. They are always close to us and like to ask for attention.
The three love to spend their days birdwatching together. If one climbs onto the windowsill, the other two quickly follow. Now that the sweet mom is ready to find a forever family, she’s spending more time away from her lively threesome.
When Tikita is not receiving human attention, she likes to watch her neighbors from the window.
Finally, Chatons Orphelins Montreal stated:
“As soon as we got the feathered toy out, she comes running and tries to grab it. She’s a bit shy around new people, but once she purrs, she’ll ask for hugs again and again.”
Images: Instagram / comrescuemontreal – Chatons Orphelins Montréal
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