These two cats were spotted in the streets of Columbus, Pennsylvania. They noticed immediately that the two cats had rounded bellies and were very attached to each other. Passers-by called a rescue team, who caught and took the kittens away the same day.
The cats ended up at the Foster Baby Cats shelter. They were very afraid of people and didn’t trust them – that was the norm after years of living on the streets. Only over time did they begin to learn trust little by little. They understood that they were safe here.
The cats were taken in by a shelter employee, Jillian. She took care of the expectant mothers and did everything for their comfort. Exactly one week later, one of the cats gave birth to a little red kitten. It was born prematurely and was very weak and tiny.
“The white calico will try to convince the black calico to nap or cuddle with her, and they are constantly grooming each other.”
Jillian took the cat to the vet, and an ultrasound revealed that she had another kitten in her belly. The next couple of days passed in anxious anticipation, and finally, mommy gave birth to her second kitten, which was slightly larger than her brother.
“Keeping her stress low in a quiet, calm environment was the best thing I could do for her at that moment. I was in touch with MedVet and was following their recommendations. He has had an impressive three days of weight gain, and I’m so proud of that little fighter!”
All this time, the second pregnant cat never left her friend. Even during childbirth, she was near her and licked her. In the end, mom and babies were just fine – the kittens were drinking the cat’s milk, and growing up.
The red-haired baby is still weak and fragile, but the caretaker is constantly checking on his condition. Both cats sense that the baby is vulnerable, and keep an eye on him, too.
The second kitty is due to give birth later, but she is happy to help her friend with the joys of motherhood. The caretaker has never before encountered such friendship between cats – it really is touching.
When the second cat gives birth to kittens and they grow up, they will start looking for permanent owners for both mothers’ kittens. Thank you to the kind people who saved them!