Mother Cat Stops Caring For Her 10-Day-Old Kittens, Leaving Them In Desperate Need Of Help


Mothers play a crucial role in our lives, and it’s just the same in the world of cats. Newborn kittens depend entirely on their moms, and without that care, survival is nearly impossible.

Well, these six kittens had a brighter future ahead of them, despite their rocky start. The mother cat was too sick and weak to care for her babies, so she stopped feeding them when they were just 10 days old.

Thankfully, the entire feline family was rescued and brought to a shelter clinic in Philadelphia. Upon their arrival, a volunteer immediately started providing the kittens with round-the-clock care.

At the same time, the mother cat received the medical attention she so desperately needed. She was spayed and slowly started to recover.

Once the kittens reached three weeks of age, they were transferred to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) in Virginia, ready for the next chapter of their lives. Penny Richards, an experienced foster carer with AWLA, instantly took the kittens in and welcomed them into a comfortable nursery.

Observing the kittens, Penny noticed one problem. The kittens, missing their mom’s care, had started nursing on each other, a behavior that could harm them. Penny sprang into action, setting up a solid feeding schedule, individual pens, and providing cuddly faux mom plushies. In just a week and a half, she managed to nip that behavior in the bud.

Under Penny’s care, the kittens flourished, growing more each day and eventually transitioning from the bottle to solid food on their own. Their playful, purring personalities began to shine through, filling the house with energy and fun.

At the end of their adventurous day, they would snuggle and wrap their legs around each other and fall deep into sleep. Penny shared:

“They are constantly chasing each other around the house and wrestling together. When they are tired, you can usually find all six of them cuddled up together in my lap.”

Each one of these kittens is unique in their own way. Penny shared:

“Limoncello (tuxedo) and Maiori both love to play soccer with their toy balls. Atrani and Amaretto have big personalities and are always the first to greet me and yell for their food. Lambrusco is a mama’s boy. He can usually be found on my lap or next to me on the couch. Amalfi loves to tackle and pounce on her siblings’ tails. She enjoys being cuddled and pet, rewarding you with purrs.”

It wasn’t long before all six found their forever homes, charming their way into the hearts of their new families.

Maiori and Amalfi stayed together, adopted by a family who couldn’t resist their bond.

Amaretto and Atrani, paired up since they were little, were also adopted as a pair.

Lastly, Lambrusco and Limoncello, who share such a great bond, will also be able to enjoy each other’s company forever.

This heartwarming tale, from their uncertain beginnings to finding loving homes in pairs, truly brings a smile to my face. It’s a beautiful reminder of the difference a little love and care can make in the lives of those who need it most.

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