A cat was grateful when someone stepped in to help her, so her “mini panther” kittens could live better lives.
A heavily pregnant cat was in need of a placement when Asa, a volunteer of Animal Welfare League of Arlington was contacted. She didn’t hesitate to take her in to foster.
Soon after the cat walked out of her carrier, she toured around her new space and inspected every corner before snuggling up to her foster mom.
“She is around two years old. She’s been so sweet and purring nonstop,” Asa shared with us.
The expectant mom named Kalia was so grateful to be in a comfortable, safe home with a loving human to cater to her needs.
About two weeks into foster care, Kalia went into labor. She insisted on having Asa around for support. “She laid her head on my lap and held onto me the whole time, then swiftly moved to a nest when she was ready to give birth.”
The day before Valentine’s Day, Kalia brought seven little cherubs into the world. She immediately dove into mommy duties, nursing and cleaning her “baby panthers” around the clock.
“She’s got a lot on her hands but she’s been doing an amazing job. We’ve got a very healthy, chonky crew, with the biggest weighing in at 145 grams and the smallest 127 grams.”
While Kalia was busy keeping all seven mouths fed and providing undivided attention, Asa brought food to her, so she could replenish from the comfort of her nest.
The kittens were getting very active and roly-poly, with healthy, rotund bellies.