Cats Protection has sent us the story of this feline mother which we just had to share with you all today! 🙂
Super moggy mum has paws full for Mother’s Day
The first cat to give birth at Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre this year will have her paws full looking after her new litter of six kittens this Mothering Sunday.
Anna, who is only a year old, was admitted into the centre last month after being found living outside lost and alone.
Soon after she gave birth to five girls and one boy who have been named Flower, Petal, Champagne, Choco, Cadbury and Vino.
“It’s lovely to see Anna with her kittens – she’s a purrfect mum and is very proud of her brood,” said Sue Dobbs, Cats Protection’s Bridgend Centre Manager. “She is fortunate to have found her way into our care and is enjoying motherhood in a safe environment.
“Sadly this isn’t always the case for all mums and kittens. During the height of kitten season there is a large influx of unwanted kittens whose owners struggle to rehome them. It is not uncommon for mums and kittens to be found abandoned in boxes. Neutering is kinder and healthier for cats and will stop the problems of unwanted kittens”.
Anna is named after Anna Jarvis who is recognised as the founder of Mother’s Day in the US. The British tradition for celebrating Mother’s Day is attributed to Constance Smith who was inspired in 1913 by reading a newspaper report of Anna Jarvis’s campaign in America.
Like many of the human mothers being celebrated on 6 March, the many moggy mums taken in by Cats Protection will all be looking for new homes once their kitten rearing duties are over.
“Kittens are usually easy to rehome but the hardworking mums are the ones that often get left on the shelf,” said Sue. “We really hope Anna will find a loving home of her own soon.”
Those wishing to adopt a cat from Cats Protection can visit www.cats.org.uk or call the charity’s helpline on 03000 12 12 12 to find the nearest branch.
We hope you liked their photos and I am sure some of you feel exactly like we do right now.. wanting to adopt further cats! 😉
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All photo credit goes to Susan Dobbs from Cats Protection