VIRGINIA – At the end of January, a very pregnant stray cat was living outside and struggling to survive in the bitter cold. A kind person found her and brought her to the pound. The shelter staff knew that it wasn’t a good place for newborn kittens who are susceptible to disease, so they called CARE and we immediately rushed over and took the pregnant tortie into foster care.
The very next day, Mimosa’s five tiny kittens were born – as if she were waiting for a safe place to have them.
Mimosa was a wonderful mother. Even though she was thin and exhausted from being out on the street, she gave her babies everything she had – cleaning them, cuddling them, keeping them safe and warm and fed. Mimosa’s kittens grew strong and healthy, and when the time came, they were all adopted quickly.
Taking care of the kittens had exhausted Mimosa. She was thin, tired, and started to lose all the hair around her neck because her immune system was so weak. We had her spayed and worked on building up her strength, and something wonderful happened.
Her hair grew in, and she became healthy and active again, re-learning how to play and be a kitten again.
Mimosa was a wonderful mother, and now that all of her kittens have been adopted, she desperately wants a human family to take care of.
More info: care-cats.org
“My name is Mimosa & I am a homely little tortie seeking a forever family to love. I had showed up at someone’s house during the cold months of winter pregnant, hungry, and homeless. From there I was whisked away to the pound and thankfully made it to foster care in the nick of time, just hours before my babies were born. Raising my kittens took a toll on my immune system. I became thin and lethargic and lost some of the hair around my neck. Luckily, with help from my fosters, I have gained my spark back and my fur is growing in too. I am a super sweet kitty who loves to play and adores the company of humans. I love being stroked and I give some serious kisses. Please consider adopting me, I know I have a place to fill in somebody’s heart”.
“Please apply online and ask all about me”.
Watch her inspiring story here: