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At the end of January, a very pregnant stray cat was living outside and struggling to survive in the bitter cold. A kind person found her and brought her to the pound. The shelter staff knew that it wasn’t a good place for newborn kittens who are susceptible to disease, so they called CARE and we immediately rushed over and took the pregnant tortie into foster care. The very next day, Mimosa’s five tiny kittens were born - as if she were waiting for a safe place to have them.

Mimosa was a wonderful mother. Even though she was thin and exhausted from being out on the street, she gave her babies everything she had - cleaning them, cuddling them, keeping them safe and warm and fed. Mimosa’s kittens grew strong and healthy, and when the time came, they were all adopted quickly.

Taking care of the kittens had exhausted Mimosa. She was thin, tired, and started to lose all the hair around her neck because her immune system was so weak. We had her spayed and worked on building up her strength, and something wonderful happened. Her hair grew in, and she became healthy and active again, re-learning how to play and be a kitten again.

Mimosa was a wonderful mother, and now that all of her kittens have been adopted, she desperately wants a human family to take care of.

Please share her story.

Adoption info http://care-cats.org/cat/mimosa

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq0xVQXg6Z8

CARE Cat Adoption & Rescue Efforts, Inc (Looking for a home local to Richmond, VA)

Anonymous
Henrico, VA

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