A cat who was walking around lost, found a kind person to let her in, so her kittens could have a better life.
A Good Samaritan spotted a cat wandering outside homeless and tried to help search for her family. After asking around, posting on social media, and waiting for a response, no one came to claim her (she wasn’t microchipped either).
The finder noticed that the cat’s belly grew bigger and suspected that she was pregnant. Mellissa, the founder of Tiny But Mighty Kitten Rescue, came across the post for help, and sprang into action.
“I reached out and offered to take her in knowing that she was likely pregnant based on her belly,” Mellissa told Love Meow.
The cat named Willow was so pleased to have a comfortable place to nestle in, good food at her disposal, and plenty of toys to keep her entertained. She quickly felt at home and claimed every blanket and soft thing to herself.
“She was extremely friendly from the second she arrived, so I knew she had a family at some point.”
Little did they know that Willow found her safe haven just in time. A couple of weeks later, she experienced a seizure and was taken to the emergency vet. With timely medical care and a second opinion, Willow was put on medication safe for the kittens, and has been seizure free since.
Mellissa was so relieved knowing that she was able to help the cat in the nick of time. “Willow and her babies would not have survived had she still been outside. I’m incredibly grateful that she ended up in my care when she did,” Mellissa told Love Meow.
Willow gave birth to two beautiful kittens past her due date on August 1st. Mellissa was with her every step of the way, and when the labor stalled past the cut-off time for the rest of the litter, she acted swiftly and brought the cat mom to seek emergency care.
They decided the best and safest option for Willow was a C-section as they saw two fairly large kittens that were unable to descend.
Willow did wonderfully throughout the procedure including getting spayed. Her voracious appetite returned afterwards, and she dove right into mommy duties without a second to spare.
She keeps her babies clean and fed, cuddles up to them and purrs them to sleep.
The kittens are growing by leaps and bounds and have reached several milestones. They are working on finding their feet and figuring out how to balance.
Mellissa has been Willow’s second-in-command to ensure all the kittens are healthy and thriving.
When one of the kittens (a tortie) crashed unexpectedly, Mellissa spent all night providing intensive care and a constant heat source to bring the baby back from the brink.
“Her ‘tortitude’ is strong and she’s absolutely determined to live. she’s gaining weight daily. She’s incredibly active, alert and vocal,” Mellissa shared with Love Meow.
The kittens are two weeks old and getting more active and curious. Willow watches them with so much pride as they waddle around the nest trying to hone their walk.
“This little girl is already one pound at only two weeks old. That’s the average weight of a kitten who is four weeks old.”
The family of five are filling their room with constant purrs, and Willow couldn’t be happier knowing they are safe and loved.