Not long ago a stray cat later named Macy has been spotted with her one-week-old kittens near the residential area in Lancaster, PA. Hardly had they been taken to a safe place when one more litter of newborn kittens was rescued.
Unfortunately, the mother cat of the second litter was missing, that is why these kittens were given to Macy the cat as well. Without hesitation, the sweet Calico accepted them as if they were her own kittens and started nursing and caring for them too.
"She's become a mom to two litters of kittens, ten beautiful creatures in total," said Wilma, a volunteer for the Lancaster Center for Animal Life-Saving.
Wilma took them all into her care so that Macy could have a comfortable home where she could raise her kittens and get the help she needed.
The affectionate stray kitty quickly became attached to her foster mom and began enjoying the benefits of living indoors.
Macy had ten hungry kittens and for the first couple of weeks she would rarely leave them. She met their every whim. Macy continued doing an excellent job making sure her babies were clean from head to tail and that they never went to bed with an empty stomach. Wilma worked alongside the mom cat, nursing the kittens twice a day.
When the little ones turned five weeks old, they started climbing out of their cozy nest to explore the surroundings. The curious and mischievous youngsters have learned to use the litter box and eat by themselves, of course with Wilma and Macy's help.
If the kittens weren't eating and running around the room, they would follow Wilma around, offering to "help" her when she tried to do her everyday chores. And Macy didn't mind it as she was happy to take a little break from her ten playful kids.
Macy values her own space and peace. She prefers to spend most of the time napping.
Now Macy and her huge litter of ten kittens are ready for moving into their own homes. By the way, some of the kittens have already been adopted.
"It's always hard to say goodbye, but they're ready to go to their forever homes. And this opens my home to new babies who need my help," Wilma says.
The former stray cat has been through a lot and helped not only her own kittens, but also the foster kittens to grow up happy and healthy young cats. She is an excellent mom. Now the kitty can't wait to be the center of attention in her own home.
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