Cat Mama Gave Birth to 3 Kittens 25 Feet Up a Tree, Now Rescued!


A phone call left the volunteers from the RSPCA stunned after hearing that a cat has just given birth to her kittens 25ft up a tree. Keeping the kittens that high up can be dangerous if she was to get them down. The rescue went underway immediately.

“We received a call on Monday, 3 September by a concerned member of the public who had spotted mum and a small kitten poking their head out of a nook in the tree in Littleover, Derby.

After knowing the cat and her kittens were too high to reach, Sarah Burrows RSPCA Trainee Inspector called the fire department right away. “Firefighters from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and used ladders to climb up the tree and then place the kittens in a cat carrier…. Mum ran off, but then returned for the kittens and she was also caught and placed in the carrier,” RSPCA wrote on their website.

They named the mother cat, Squirrel. The furry family of four are doing fine and being cared for by fosterers.

Cat mama gave birth to her 3 kittens 25ft up a tree:

rescue cat mama and her kittens from a tree

Now rescued and being cared for by their foster parents

rescue cat mama and her kittens from a tree

Source: RSPCA (follow them on Facebook).

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12 Responses to “Cat Mama Gave Birth to 3 Kittens 25 Feet Up a Tree, Now Rescued!”

  1. Ashley says:

    SO glad mommy kitty & babies are all safe in a loving foster home now!! Hope ALL of them get a forever loving home soon!

  2. Jenny says:

    Aw, look at those big fat babies!

  3. Brigitte says:

    Wow!!! Happy to see there is still caring people out there!!! Long life to this little family, <3

  4. Maysoun says:

    unusal story

  5. Elise Troudet says:

    wow too cool. there are wonderful people out there… mum kitty thought she might be a bird with her little nest up there ?

  6. Cindy says:

    Mama looks justifiably proud of her beautiful babies! I’m so glad they’re safe. I just want to smooch all of their fuzzy heads.

  7. pumbie says:

    Yes, babies are lovely, and mom is funny looking through the window. Congrat. for all!!.

  8. carole williams says:

    what a wonderful heart warming story

  9. vonneybeth says:

    What a lovely story.

  10. katie k says:

    Poor momma, must of been difficult for her, glad it had a happy ending. Thanks to everyone for taking care of that adorable family!!

  11. lindal says:

    so happy someone rescued them–looks like a pretty safe place to have them, but when they crawl around that could have been bad news. and when she decided to move them.so beautiful!!

  12. Deb says:

    Silly momma kitty – perhaps she feared for her babies had she had them on the ground. Luckily this appears to be headed for happy endings all the way around.

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