Rescued Kittens and Cat Mama Need a Forever Home

cute foster kittens

2 little brothers

Written by ©Gregg (flickr: gregglewa).

I found the two kittens and mom in a box near where I parked my car on a chilly night in September. I saw little faces peeking above the box. I walked over and saw the word, ‘free’ written with a marker on the box. We took them in and kept them separated from our tabby cat, as we weren’t sure about their health. The poor things were quite skinny, especially mom.

The next day, we went to the shelter, and they told us that they would not take the kittens because they were too small. They did give them vaccinations and flea meds. Mom could not get vaccinations as she was still nursing. Mom was dewormed, and they gave us medicine for the kittens to give them in a week.

So we took them home, checked with our apartment managers, who gave us the OK to keep them for a while, as we already were at the two pet maximum. We also asked them check and see if anyone wanted a kitten! Our cat, Martha, was not so friendly to the kittens, or mom cat. The mother was very protective, and soon had our border collie cowering.

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The two brothers are model kitizens, playing, eating, sleeping. They love to wrestle. The brown and white one, despite being smaller, was much more adventurous. He would climb on things, climb off and explore more. Mom has not gained much weight yet, but she was eating everything in site and still nursing.

Because we were not able to keep them in the apartment for a long time, we had to bring them into the shelter. However, we are keeping track of them, ready to swoop in in case nobody adopts the little guys and mom. We hope one day to have a nice home, with cat features in some rooms. Have you seen the Japanese homes designed with cats in mind? That is a goal for us someday.

They are now at the Southwest Washington Humane Society (in Vancouver, Washington), getting neutered and awaiting someone to go “I want that one!”

Photos courtesy of ©Gregg (flickr: gregglewa)

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Nursing time

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She is a very protective mom

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Gorgeous little boys are taking a nap

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The mom and the kittens are looking for their forever loving home. If you are interested in adopting them, please contact the shelter or let us know. Feel free to share the story and spread the word. Thank you.

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29 Responses to “Rescued Kittens and Cat Mama Need a Forever Home”

  1. Robert Doran says:

    Oh my… how adorable! I'm sure these little ones will be adopted in no time!

  2. Beverly says:

    Oh, I hope someone will adopt them soon! It would be so great if they could be adopted together!!! I just cannot believe that people think these babies can just be thrown away… it makes me sick! Bless you for taking them in!!!

  3. Starla says:

    I'm so glad you took them in and cared for them while they regained some of their strength. They will find a home.

  4. Soraya says:

    Wonderful cats *.*

  5. Peter says:

    I would take them in without a 2nd thought if I lived near there.

  6. Norm says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a great story and handsome kitties!

  7. joanne says:

    Thank you so much for rescuing them and saving their lives!!! Someone will adopt them soon!

  8. Xaidiz says:

    Breaks my heart to know I can't have them.. We already have 3 cats at home and I'm like so far away from them (Not from US) :(

  9. Brian says:

    I passed the word too, they are all beautiful!

  10. Laura says:

    The mummy is gorgeous, I hope she finds a home too! I'm not too worried about the babies, those will be homed quick!

  11. Angela says:

    I wish I could adopt them, they're all beautiful!

  12. shar says:

    A big "thank you" for rescuing them….what about mom…is she going to be saved and adopted too?? or is the shelter going to put her to sleep??

    • Love Meow says:

      They are all waiting for their forever loving homes. Right now they are getting spayed an neutered. Gregg and his family are keeping on eye on them. If somehow nobody wants any of them, they will step in to help. Gregg would have kept all 3 of them if his landlord allowed them to. They are hoping to get a house someday so they could have as many animals as they want.

  13. nasim says:

    thank u soooooooooooo much

  14. Marilyn says:

    Gorgeous Mom and kittens. I have they get their forever home soon!

  15. pandadd says:

    hope they will soon find their forever home, one of the kitty quite resembles the baby cat i met last weekend.

  16. Marilia says:

    I hope they will find the forever and lovely home quickly.

    Thanks for rescue them.

  17. Karol Ling says:

    Goodlooking boys!

  18. kacee says:

    Oh, both boys and mom are adorable! Thanks for taking them in and took care of them. I hope they'll find a good home soon. Some human will be very lucky to have them in their lives.

  19. Edgar says:

    The kittens are adorable and the mother is sweet and devoted. Thank you for rescuing them!

  20. Gail says:

    I would love to adopt these kittens. I rescued 2 kittens 17 years ago and my Brittany that looks alot like the yellow and white kitten, passed away last year of kidney disease at the age of 15. Her sister, that looks alot like the all yellow one, is still with me and is 17 now and has the beginnings of kidney disease. I have 4 cats right now. I love cats with all my heart.

  21. Anne says:

    I hope they find a great home :)

  22. Gregg Leonard says:

    Update on the crew:

    They are up for adoption and their names at the shelter are Rosey, the mom, Trinity, is a female kitten (initial diagnosis as a boy was wrong!) and is the mostly brown one.

    And Neo, the adventurous one, is going through a little more foster care.

    Thanks for your support!

  23. beckyl says:

    oh, yes, mom looks very protective indeed! i LOVE the bond that sibling kittens have: so pure and innocent… snuggly furriness and purrs

  24. Iffat says:

    Leaving cats in a box as if they were a pile of old clothes is abominable. Thank you for saving them!

  25. Ashley says:

    I am glad to know they are in safe hands now. I hope they get adopted soon. They all deserve a loving home.

  26. Gregg Leonard says:


    Rosie, the mom, was adopted.

    Neo and Trinity have both gone back to foster care. Not sure why, could be sick or foster family is keeping them.


  27. ida says:

    the person who dumped them. he/she only could dump them together. the cat mom would not leave her kids. cats are great moms. and it is truely criminal to dump a cat family in needs. espeically mommy cat must be weak from giving birth.

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