Last Updated on May 7, 2023 by Pets Feed
Delancey is an adorable cat who lived on the streets for many years until some kind-hearted people decided to give her a new opportunity. She was seen in an industrial area of Newark, New Jersey, foraging for food.
Jenna, a local animal rescuer was contacted to help Delancey who was also pregnant.
Jenna told Love Meow:
“Karla Agostinello (North Shore Animal League America) approached me to see if I knew anyone who does TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) in Newark…So I volunteered for the project.”
This cat that wandered the streets for years is happy now
This woman and her team of rescuers have worked hard to get homeless cats spayed and neutered and find foster homes.
Delancey disappeared for a while and when she was seen she had already given birth to her babies.
Rescuers asked a nearby mechanical workshop if they knew anything about them and there were Delancey refugees with their three-day-old babies. This cat was very protective of them, she used her body as a shield.
“A man from the auto shop who knew her well captured her and then delicately delivered each of her kittens.”
The whole feline family was together and transported to Save the Animals Rescue Team (START), a rescue group in Little Falls, NJ.
There, a volunteer decided to take them home to make them more comfortable, and Delancey realized that she would no longer have to worry about finding food on the street.
“She was very attentive to her kittens throughout their nursing period and always had one or two in her arms at all times.”
The kittens grew up and Delancey tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus), thankfully none of her babies were affected.
“IVF is only transmitted through deep bites and not through everyday activities like sharing food, water and litter boxes etc.”
When the cats were old enough, they were neutered and are now in forever homes. Meanwhile, Delancey continues to await the arrival of a suitable family.
If you are interested in donating a home to Delancey, you can find out more here.
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