Best Friends Felines, a rescue group in Brisbane, AU, took in a friendly pregnant cat, Cassiopeia (aka Cassie), who needed a foster home. As weeks went by, her belly continued to expand, and she went into labor on a Friday morning.
“Just after her second baby was born, we were told about a tiny 48-gram, 3-day-old kitten needing a bottle carer or surrogate mama cat,” Best Friends Felines shared. “We were warned that he didn’t have much chance of making it, but if we were willing to try him with Cassie and she accepted him, he at least had a chance.”
Volunteers of the rescue immediately went on a 90-minute round-trip to pick up the little preemie. By the time he arrived, Cassie had birthed her third kitten into the world.
They gently placed the orphan baby next to the cat mom and hoped for the best. “To our relief, Cassie instantly took to him and started cleaning him. The little guy was a fighter and seemed strong, but needed a lot of help to get latched to nurse.”