Early in April, a stray cat was saved from an animal assault and brought to the Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control, Inc Shelter for protection. The day of the rescue, the facility’s personnel saw that the cat appeared to not be alone because she was nursing, but they were unable to locate her offspring. As a result, they advised the neighborhood to contact the shelter if they heard or saw the kittens.
She had all the telltale symptoms of a nursing mother, yet her babies were nowhere to be discovered.
A shelter volunteer, Mindy Brocato, was in charge of finding the five kittens and bringing them to the facility where they were reunited with their upset mother, whom they dubbed Toodles, during the same week that neighbors heard five kittens meowing beside a mobile home.
Toodles instantly sat up and looked about as she heard the meows, trying to figure out where they were coming from. She meowed and sniffed at the kitten when it was placed on her bed before licking it to calm it.
The loving mother laid down ready to feed them to stop the weeping of her tiny ones, and the five kittens instantly calmed down to eat their supper as Toodles carefully observed them. The kittens meowed when they recognized their mother and attempted to cuddle up to her side.
The shelter received a call that evening informing them of the discovery of a kitten in the same location, so not everything was well for this feline family.
Staff at the shelter stated:
The same mobile home where the first five kittens were found also included a sixth one that was screaming out for its mother.
The sixth kitten was reunited with the rest of the litter when it got to the shelter, and it instantly went in search of its mother to get nourishment.
Toodles and her offspring are doing well, owing in large part to the kind and knowledgeable foster parents. Toodles appeared to be much more at ease when this new youngster came.