- An animal shelter found an abandoned pet carrier on their driveway containing a family of cats.
- The RSPCA’s Coventry Animal Centre was at full capacity that time and the staffers were overwhelmed.
- But the shelter found a way to look after the cats and give them food, treatment for fleas and some TLC.
The RSPCA’s Coventry Animal Centre’s staff was overwhelmed as the centre’s cattery was full. Everyone was busy one Saturday when a staff member noticed a pet carrier left on their driveway.
As rescuers and caregivers, they just cannot turn their backs on what could be animals needing their attention and so they checked the crate. And there inside the carrier was a confused, flea-infested feline family who needed love and care desperately.
Dave Budd, deputy manager of the Coventry Animal Centre, said “We cannot operate on a system where people suddenly dump animals on us. Our cattery is full and so are our foster spaces. Thankfully, one of our experienced members of staff looked after the cats on Saturday night.”
The staff really went out of their way to get the little family fed, taken care of and settled. The underweight mama cat seemed to sigh with relief that her litter is now safe.
As Budd related, “She adores the kittens and rarely lets them roam far from her.” And so are her kittens. “Madison and Navey are doing well and, although they’re nervous of people, they’re coming around slowly,” Budd added.
The shelter is now arranging for the family’s adoption into their forever homes. Budd said that they are grateful to all the people in the local community who have donated to the little family’s care and welfare.
Let’s hope mama cat and her kittens end up in families and individuals who will give them all the love and care that they deserve.
Source: The Dodo