July 4, 2024

A Cat’s 99-Day Journey: From Motherhood to Finding Her Forever Home

A Cat’s 99-Day Journey: From Motherhood to Finding Her Forever Home

Josh
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A Determined Mother Cat’s Journey

A devoted cat mother spent 99 days patiently waiting for her wish to come true while nurturing her own kittens and a host of others in need. This incredible feline, a 2-year-old, was brought to Exploits Valley SPCA with her two babies and showed an extraordinary willingness to help.

One hectic morning, the shelter received an urgent call about a litter of kittens needing immediate care. Their mother was hospitalized, leaving the tiny, three-day-old kittens helpless. Without hesitation, the dedicated cat took half of the litter under her wing, while another mother cat, Tushy, tended to the rest.

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The shelter staff observed, “She was nursing her own babies as well as the foster kittens she took in. She wouldn’t let us touch her or her babies.” The two mother cats formed a remarkable bond, ensuring that every kitten received the attention and care they needed.

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The older kittens embraced the newcomers, washing their faces and cuddling them after feedings. The SPCA staff marveled, “The ‘mini’ foster babies grew up fast and loved their foster moms and siblings.”

Adapting to New Responsibilities

In the weeks that followed, the kittens transitioned from their nursery to a larger room, with their doting mother guiding them every step of the way. Tina, the dedicated mother, taught them essential feline skills, providing a nurturing environment for their growth.

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When the smaller kittens were ready to eat independently, Tina showed them the ropes. She led them to their dishes, taking a few bites herself to encourage them. The kittens quickly followed suit, eager to learn from their devoted mother.

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Tina’s guidance extended beyond feeding. She taught the kittens how to use the litter box and climb cat trees, ensuring they were well-prepared for their future homes.

As her own kittens and the foster babies grew older, they found loving homes. However, Tina patiently awaited her turn, hoping for the right family to come along.

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Expanding Her Care

During her time at the shelter, Tina welcomed two more kittens into her care, shortly followed by another five. She treated them all as her own, providing them with love, discipline, and companionship.

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As the shelter staff noted, “She cleaned them, played with them, and gave them a swat when they were being naughty – she did it all. The best mama around hoped she would soon be chosen as someone’s baby.”

Despite her tireless efforts, Tina hadn’t received any adoption interest. However, her hope never wavered as she continued to greet visitors affectionately, wishing for her forever home.

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Her dream finally came true when a lovely woman, moved by Tina’s story, came to meet her. It was love at first sight, and Tina’s journey took a heartwarming turn.

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A Happy Ending

After 99 days in the shelter, Tina’s wish was granted. Having raised her own kittens and cared for numerous others, she was finally adopted into a loving home.

The shelter shared joyfully, “She was happily adopted yesterday and is going to be so spoiled.” Tina’s journey from a nurturing mother to a cherished pet is a testament to her unwavering dedication and love.

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Tina’s story is a powerful reminder of the incredible bonds that can form between animals and their caregivers. Her patience and nurturing spirit have touched the hearts of many.

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Now, Tina enjoys the pampered life she deserves, surrounded by the love and care she so selflessly provided to others. Her journey is a beautiful example of the rewards of compassion and perseverance.

Comments

  • Nathaniel

    This made my day! How can anyone resist such a sweet and caring cat? 🙀

  • I’m so happy Tina found her forever home! She deserves all the love in the world. 🐾

  • gingersolstice

    The way she cared for all those kittens is just amazing. Is there a way to donate to the shelter?

  • Bentley

    Wow, such a dedicated mother! How is she adapting to her new home?

  • NaomiDreamweaver

    Tina’s story brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this beautiful journey. 😊

  • Why did it take 99 days for someone to adopt her? That’s so long!

  • SashaSpark

    What an incredible journey for Tina! She’s a true hero mom. 🐱❤️

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