A month ago, residents of the American town of Salem spotted a feline family on the cold streets. A homeless mother cat with developmental disabilities struggled to care for kittens that were not even a few days old.
As everyone was walking by, one family noticed the cat and decided to help her. They reported the kittens to the Salem Friends of Felines shelter, which immediately agreed to take them in. A staff member named Kayla drove out and took the furry family with her.
After checking on the babies and mom at the vet, Kayla took them into her care. She immediately noticed that the mother cat, named Priscilla, had a distinctive smile. It appeared because of the protruding tooth and the lack of other teeth in the purr’s mouth.
“Her bottom right canine tooth sticks out of her mouth, leaving her with what looks like a smile,” Kayla shared. “She is also missing all of her front teeth and her top right canine, so there is nothing to stop her tongue from slipping out of her mouth when she’s really relaxed.”
Priscilla was very grateful to her foster for help from the beginning. She was happy that her little ones would not have to survive outside at such a tender age. The cat wasn’t shy about showing her love – constantly purring and rubbing herself against the foster mom.
Priscilla turned out to be a very attentive, caring mommy: she watched over her babies and took sensitive care of them. When the cat realized that her kittens were definitely safe here, she began to explore the house more and play.
Priscilla’s three kittens are now growing up healthy, active, and strong. When they are older, they will find owners for them. Priscilla will also find a long-awaited loving home.