🌺NEW FOSTERS🌺 Meet beautiful cat Mama Loa (named after the Hawaiian volcano) and her four plump little lava rocks! These sweethearts came in today to @anderson.animal.shelter on a transport from a southern shelter. The babies are 1 week old and are just opening their eyes. cat Loa looks around 1 year old. She’s also a polydactyl cat! See those thumbs?
There are three tabby babies and 1 black and white baby. I think there are two females and two males, but I have to get a better look! Names will come tomorrow along with pictures. @windycityfosters said.
I’m so excited that I got some mini tigers. It’s been so long since I’ve had teeny tiny tabbies!🐯 @windycityfosters said.
This little tabby boy has some thumbs just like his cat mama!😻
Names coming soon! We are sticking with the volcano theme.🌋 @windycityfosters said.
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Dear cat Loa’s former family, who dumped her and her tiny babies off at an Oklahoma animal control because they didn’t want to deal with kittens: take a little responsibility and spay/neuter your animals!!!🤬 #spayandneuteryourpetsdamnit
Let me be clear on why this upsets me so much. These people knew full well that their cat was pregnant and instead of getting her spayed or giving her up to a shelter so they could spay her, they waited until she gave birth and then gave her and the babies up. Right after she gave birth, she gets uprooted from her home and placed into a metal cage. What should this family have done you ask? They should have spayed her. Simple as that. She’s not a feral or escaped pet. She wasn’t found outside by a good Samaritan. There are occasional FREE spay/neuter clinics in that area. There is no excuse. •
Yes, she may be in a good place now, but what about the other cats and kittens that didn’t find a spot on the transport because Loa’s family didn’t spay her? It all could have been avoided… @windycityfosters said.
We don’t know for sure how many litters cat Loa has had, but I’m guessing this is her first (and I hope I’m right!). She is so dedicated to them and hardly ever leaves their side, but there are little things she doesn’t seem experienced at. She doesn’t clean them very well so I’m constantly having to change bedding to keep the area sanitary and she doesn’t know to expose her stomach to feed them either. Thankfully these aren’t serious issues. She’s a good mom, just needs a little help! @windycityfosters said.
Just thirty seconds of kittens nursing from their cat mom… and Fuji crying because his brother is hogging the milk bar. #Loaslavarocks @windycityfosters said.
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At first I thought cat Loa was just a naturally reserved cat that kept to herself. She liked chin scritches and pets, but nothing more. Turns out, she just needed a little time to come out of her shell! She’s turning out to be an absolute sweetheart… loves being held, brushed, and will constantly rub against me. She’s using her voice more and gives happy little trills when I walk in the room. I am so lucky to have gotten such sweet and beautiful momma cats this season! @windycityfosters said.