2012 has been unprecedented in the number of kittens being born. Every rescue is beyond capacity and we get calls every day from folks who need help. Winnie was one such kitty; a friendly pregnant cat who lived outdoors needed a safe place to give birth and care for her kittens. One look at her face and we knew we had to do something.
©2012 Donna M. Winnie before giving birth, enjoying time in the garden.
The only reason we could offer assistance was because Winnie has a guardian angel named Donna who offered to foster Winnie and her family until they were ready to be adopted in early October. Donna's dedication to this family made it possible for us to say YES because we don't have any room in our sole foster home in Connecticut to take on any more.
©2012 Robin A.F. Olson. Winnie and family.
Winnie gave birth to 5 kittens, 2 girls and 3 boys, on August 10th. So far everyone is doing well and we're making sure Winnie and her family have all the Vet care and support they need. We love knowing that another family is safe and off the streets, but we do wish everyone would spay or neuter their cats. There are too many to be helped and we don't want any more sad stories about the ones who didn't get help in time.
©2012 Donna M. Baby girl.
Winnie's kittens will be available for adoption some time in October. We'll post updates on their progress and hopefully some videos of them once they start learning how to play.