One man made friends with a cat in his warehouse and saved their kittens just in time.
Erin, a Wrenn Rescues (Los Angeles) volunteer, received a text message from her husband about a few community cats in his warehouse who needed help. He recently took over the house and found that it was equipped with several resident moults.
While educating the cats, he noticed that one of the community cats, their star moults, appeared to be pregnant.
When he came back the next day, he couldn’t find her. A few days later, the workers pointed out the whereabouts of the cat and its newborn kittens.
The tabby decided to give birth in an unsafe place that is not suitable for raising kittens. When he saw the small family, he knew he had to take them to a nursing home. Wrenn Rescues was then contacted and immediately offered a helping hand.
“The plan has been implemented. The cat is friendly, loves pets and the guys there pick her up and cuddle her,” Erin told Love Meow.
“We packed food and blankets. (My husband) pulled every kitten out of its deplorable living conditions and put it in a kennel, and mom went in straight away.” Unfortunately, one of the kittens didn’t make it, but the rest of the litter survived.
The mother cat Marigold was so pleased with her new dig, which was filled with clean blankets and soft things. She ate to her heart’s content, then settled in with her kittens and began grooming and caring for them.
Momma Marigold was very cute from the start. It didn’t take long to get used to the new surroundings.
“She’s very loving. She’ll come over and rub against my legs or just hang out with me for a little mom break. She loves scratching her head like no other,” Nikki, Foster Mom, told Love Meow. “Your love for your babies is something really magical.”
The sweet tabby is looking forward to support in raising her very demanding babies. She lets Nikki keep an eye on her weights but always keeps an eye on them.
“She’s perfectly fine with me handling her, but as soon as you start screaming she has to come for an inspection. She’ll just sit there and watch me weigh her,” Nikki shared with Love Meow. “As soon as I’ve put one back in, she goes straight back in to lie down with you. She’s such a good mom, very caring and loving.”
As it turned out, Marigold found her way to the warehouse as a kitten. She decided to make the place her home and quickly crept into the hearts of the workers. She became the best moulting woman on the block and greeted people every day when they arrived.
Once the kittens are weaned and big enough, Marigold will retire from motherhood once and for all and return to the warehouse she belongs in to continue her role as the star moulting party.
“The people in the camp have checked her in twice already,” Erin told Love Meow. “In the meantime, our volunteers will work to have the remaining cats neutered and neutered in this location so that the cycle stops here.”
Marigold seems so pleased to know that her five kittens (Sprout, Knox, Sunny, Ember, and Blossom) are safe and sound. They grow by leaps and bounds and will soon open their eyes and waddle their little legs.
“I’m so happy that she trusts me and so happy that she has a warm, cozy place to raise her babies,” said Nikki.
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