Cat takes to nursing four "adopted" kittens
May 20, 2011
A mother cat is nursing four kittens that were not part of her own litter, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.
A man brought in four kittens, whose biological mother could not be located. The female cat who had just given birth, Isa, was presented with the kittens and rescue workers watched to see if she would nurse them.
"Without the gentleman [who brought them in] helping and paying attention, they would never have survived. They needed to be cleaned up, and I just took one individual one and put it in there to her, and [Isa] just started cleaning it right away," Patricia Trisch, who runs the Cass River Pet FriendZ, told the news provider.
Isa now has nine children, five from her own litter and the four whom she has nursed as well.
According to the Humane Society, there are more cats in American households than there are dogs. However as Trisch would attest to, there is still an overwhelming number of cats in need of homes.
One of the ways that pet owners can help to reduce the problem of animal overpopulation is to have their dogs and cats spayed and neutered. This is one of the most effective ways to cut down on animal overpopulation, according to the news source.