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A traumatic birth for beautiful stray cat Asha.

On a freezing cold and wet night in February, heavily pregnant moggy Asha was brought into the care of Cats Protection’s Lichfield & Tamworth Branch.

She had been found by a member of the public near a motorway and after being checked over by the vet it was discovered that she was due to give birth very soon.

close up of tabby and white cat's face

Asha was found as a heavily pregnant stray


Poor Asha grew bigger day by day until on 26 February she went into labour. Exhausted from her time as a stray and the fact her kittens were overdue, Asha found the birth incredibly difficult.

The labour lasted six hours but eventually Asha had six beautiful kittens. Becoming a mother hasn’t been easy for poor Asha, but she is quickly learning that her litter will squeal loudly if she doesn’t feed them often enough.

tortie mother cat and newborn kittens feeding

Asha's six kittens are all happy and healthy


Although her kittens are incredibly cute, Asha’s traumatic ordeal could have easily been prevented if she had been neutered.

To learn more about the importance of neutering, read our guide to neutering, where you can also find out how Cats Protection can offer financial assistance with the operation.

Asha’s kittens will be available for adoption in the Lichfield & Tamworth area when they are old enough to leave their mum. To enquire about adopting them, get in touch with the branch on 0345 371 2741 or 

To find cats and kittens available for adoption in your area, visit

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