VIRGINIA – A senior couple from Louisa successfully rescued a litter of kittens this week that barely survived in the sweltering heat. Virginia and Alex MacDonald reached out to NBC12 for some help after they said all the no-kill shelters they contacted were full.
The MacDonalds claim that the kittens’ mother was having trouble taking care of her eight newborns. Alex, who is 77, crawled underneath his neighbor’s shed to coax them out, just days ago.
The kittens are estimated to be about seven weeks old.
The couple is currently caring for the kittens while they search for permanent homes. The kittens described as very playful, rambunctious and loving, constantly climbing up the sides of their large enclosure. Virginia and Alex are keeping them underneath the house’s crawlspace in a large, mesh crate since it’s much cooler. They already have seven rescue cats inside.
While NBC12 was visiting the couple, they did receive a promising phone call. C.A.R.E. (Cat Adoption and Rescue Efforts) which is based in Henrico, is making sure the kittens receive their shots and are put up for adoption this weekend.
The kittens will be made available for adoption this coming Saturday at the Petco in Richmond at 9051 Staples Mill Road.
The news literally brought Virginia to tears. She’s now praying that good families will come forward to give these kittens fur-ever homes.
Anyone who may be interested is asked to visit the Petco store on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., or call Virginia and Alex MacDonald directly at 804-556-5233.