A pregnant cat wandered alone through the cold streets of Montreal, Canada, freezing and picking up scraps from the corners. She was spotted by a 12-year-old girl who couldn’t bear to watch the poor thing survive in the cold. She brought her home and warmed her up.
“Gisel trusted her foster mom right away and spent most of her time sleeping after she arrived,” Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montréal told Love Meow.
The girl’s parents contacted Chatons Orphelins Rescue Center, and a volunteer named Sylvia came to pick up the cat. The same day, the woman took the cat with her to a holding facility to help her and restore her to health. The kitty slept for the rest of the evening.
A few days later, the cat, named Gisel, gave birth to kittens. Unfortunately, it went too difficult and the cat had to be taken to a veterinary clinic. It turned out that there was a bacterial infection in the cat’s womb.
Doctors performed emergency surgery on her. Unfortunately, only one baby survived and was taken away to a holding facility. While the mother was recovering in the clinic, the foster mother fed the baby from a syringe every hour.
“She is on several medications to treat her infections, so her milk is not safe for the kitten,” Celine told Love Meow.
The kitten, named Pruno, turned out to be a fighter. He eagerly drank milk, squeaked loudly, demanded food, and was quite active. Meanwhile, his mother was recovering quickly and delighted the clinic staff.
Mom wasn’t around for a few days, but in spite of that, Pruno managed to gain weight and get taller – he didn’t give up and really wanted to live! Soon the most important moment came – the cat and the baby were reunited.
“They recognized each other straight away. It was the sweetest thing,” Celine shared with Love Meow.Since then Giselle never leaves her cub. She washes him, cuddles him, and never takes her eyes off him. She enjoys motherhood, and her kitten is happy to be with her mother.
When the kitten is old enough, permanent owners will be found for him and his mother. Thank you to the kind people who once rescued Giselle from the streets!