A cat “thanked” a family for bringing her into their house. Days later, she had kittens in warmth and comfort.
About a month ago, a cat was brought into Hamilton Animal Services after she had been found wandering the streets with a pregnant belly. She was in desperate need of a home where she could raise her kittens.
Karly Saltarski, cofounder of , learned about her plight and immediately offered to take her. With the help of a volunteer, the cat, Sage, was safely transported to her foster home with Karly.
Sage was a bit stressed after the ordeal, but once she set foot into the house, she came out of her shell.
Sage toured around her new space, checking out every nook and cranny. With a roof over her head, food within reach, and soft beds and blankets readily available, her worries quickly faded away, and she became eager for affection.
She walked up to her foster family and rubbed against each person as if to give thanks for bringing her into their home.
She then plopped down on a blanket, and rolled on her back to reveal her big belly – the ultimate sign of trust.
“She is thought to be five years old. Who knows how many litters she’s already had. I’m so happy this will be her last litter ever,” Karly shared. “Once she’s done raising her babies and is vetted/spayed, she will have a better life than she could ever dream of.”
Karly prepared a birthing box for the expectant momma and all the amenities she would need. “She’s been nesting and grooming all day. The little ones are moving like crazy in there and ready to get out.”
Sage kept her demanding six (Saffron, Lavender, Nutmeg, Basil, Herb, and Dill) by her side the whole time, making sure they were all well taken care of.
With many hungry mouths to feed, Sage scarfed down eight small cans of food each day to keep up with her chunky babies. She spent most of her day and night catering to their every whim.
Whenever Karly came in to check on the family, Sage would turn into mush and purr ever so loudly, all the while having her babies snuggled next to her. She would stretch her toes with delight while getting head scratches from her foster mom.
After two weeks of undivided attention from Sage, the kittens have hit several milestones and are now starting to use their legs to venture around the nest.