Moggy mum will have her paws full this Mother's Day
05 March 2016
While many might be putting their feet up this Mother’s Day, this cat will have her paws full with her new arrivals.
Anna, who is only a year old, is the first cat to give birth at Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre this year and was admitted 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.
Sue Dobbs, Cats Protection’s Centre Manager said: “It’s lovely to see Anna with her kittens. She’s a perfect mum and very proud of her brood.”
Sue continued: “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.”
The many mums taken in by Cats Protection will be looking for new homes once their kitten rearing duties are over but unfortunately, it is often older cats that are more difficult to rehome. As Sue says: “kittens are usually easy to rehome but hardworking mums are the ones that often get left on the shelf. We really hope Anna will find a loving home of her own soon.”