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One of the 5 rescue kittens and their foster dad.

How fostering changes these five orphaned kittens’ lives! This will make you smile! :)

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Newborn puppies and kittens make up 75% of the New Hope program animals at Santa Fe Animal Shelter.

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They need around the clock care and they need a lot of food!

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Fostering gives these little babies a second chance at life!

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WATCH VIDEO: what a difference fostering makes for these five kittens who arrive at the shelter without their mother.

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It’s raining kittens at Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA)! Rescue sister cats Kanji and Sushii recently gave birth to twelve little furballs! The two wonderful cat moms are raising their babies together. What a team!

“These mamas are inseparable and share duties caring for their newborns (such as nursing),” VOKRA writes at Facebook.

Kanji and Sushii have been inseparable since day one. They were together when they were pregnant and they are taking care of each other’s fur babies now.  “The mothers are SO loving to each other. They groom each other and nurse each other’s kittens interchangeably. Another bonus, when 1 mother needs a break, the other can be on duty,” said Elaine R. at Facebook.

“We always work hard to adopt bonded pairs together. These mamas sure are a great team, aren’t they?” VOKRA added.

Meet Kanji and Sushii the sister cats. They recently gave birth to 12 kittens and are raising them together.

two inseparable rescue mama cats raise 12 kittens together

They were inseparable when they were pregnant. 

two inseparable rescue mama cats raise 12 kittens together

Mama feeding her little hungry “mini me’s”

two inseparable rescue mama cats raise 12 kittens together

They groom each other and nurse each other’s kittens interchangeably.

two inseparable rescue mama cats raise 12 kittens together

These mamas sure are a great team, aren’t they?

two inseparable rescue mama cats raise 12 kittens together

Follow Kanji and Sushii at VOKRA Facebook page.

Meet Colin the runt of his litter orphaned when they were three days old. He is much smaller than his age, but what he lacks in size, he makes up with his personality!

“He is the sweetest little guy,” said Amy Bender, fosterer of Central Oklahoma Humane Society and pet mom of Sauerkraut the cat.

“Colin and his three siblings came to us as foster kittens through Central Oklahoma Humane Society. Their mother rejected them at three days old, so we have been bottle raising them.

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Colin is the ‘runt’ of the group, and my personal favorite (shhhh, don’t tell the other kittens). He’s about five weeks old, but developmentally he’s closer to three and a half weeks. I’m hoping he’ll ‘catch up’ once he’s weaned, but even if he doesn’t, he’s still special.”

Little Colin and his siblings will be available for adoption, once they are big enough.

“Colin loves snuggling and play fighting with his sister Enya, though most of the time he bites off way more than he can chew!”

Baby Colin after a very needed bath.

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He’s almost the size of his stuffy. Aww!

Colin runt of litter foster kitten

Colin loves his sister Enya who is much bigger in size.

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They are so stinkin cute!

Colin runt of litter foster kitten

Babies Enya and Colin will take your heart for a ride in their little Red Wagon.

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WATCH VIDEO: This happens every 2-3 hours, around the clock!

WATCH VIDEO: Baby Colin is loving the head massages!

WATCH VIDEO: Baby Colin play fighting with his sister Enya. He bites off way more than he can chew!

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Photos by Amy Bender of Sauerkraut Kitty.

Meet Lucy and her seven very hungry kittens.

She was looking for shelter during an ice storm when she was pregnant.

Robyn Anderson of Love and Hisses writes: “Lucy (est’d date of birth 3/19/12) came to us on March 19, 2015. She’d shown up almost two weeks previously at someone’s house during an ice storm looking for shelter. When it became clear that she was planning to stick around AND that she was pregnant, they called Challenger’s House for help.

When she came to us, we expected her to give birth at any moment. Almost TWO WEEKS later, she finally did, on April 1, 2015.”

Lucy’s belly on March 20th (left) and April 1st. “Lucy is a small cat and her belly was really large, so we expected she’d have a largish litter.”

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“In the space of three hours, she gave birth to SEVEN kittens. We weren’t expecting quite that many!”

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

“Lucy is a wonderful and attentive mother, and her kittens more than doubled their weight in their first week of life.”

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

“There are SO MANY of them, and all they wanna do is EAT.”

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

I think it would be safe to say that these are not going to be tiny kittens.”

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

Shecky opens his first eye, checking out the world.

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

 They are all starting to see now! Let the fun begin!

stray cat mama and her 7 kittens

WATCH VIDEO: Lucy the mama and her very hungry babies

WATCH VIDEO: Specky opens his first eye and already has something to say.

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Derby the tiny gray kitten with white paws was found without a mother. Thundercats TNR took in the little orphan and brought him to Bushwick Bark located in Brooklyn, NYC.

At the same time, a feral cat mother Annalise gave birth to a litter of three kittens in one of their humane TNR traps. “We brought Derby home Saturday night and added him to the litter,” said Bushwick Bark.

Meet little Derby! He was found without a mother.

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Annalise a feral cat from Ocean Hill gave birth to three kittens in a humane TNR trap at the same time they found Derby. They decided to add Derby to the litter.

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“Derby! He’s fitting in well but we are supplementing him with formula.”

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“You can barely tell Derby isn’t part of the same batch!”

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Derby clinging to his foster mom!

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Clockwise from bottom left: Jammer, Double-Digit, Derby, Spiderman

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WATCH Derby in action:

Follow Derby and his adoptive siblings at Bushwick Bark. Photos by Jimmy Legs.

5 tiny kittens were born in foster care. The rescue stray momma cat and her babies are loving the comfort of their foster home and can’t wait for their forever loving homes.

“Meet these five adorable baby kittens born in foster care on 3/24! CARE rescued their mom, who was a stray,” said C.A.R.E. – Cat Adoption & Rescue Efforts, Inc. of Henrico, Virginia.

Five kittens were born in foster care. This is Winter the mama cat, a rescue stray, giving her baby a bath.

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WATCH VIDEO: Five baby kittens and their rescue mama cat. Too cute for words!

What a pretty mama cat!

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Nothing cuter than a pile of cuddly kittens!

Baby Kittens - 6 Days Old! Born in foster care

Aww!

Baby Kittens - 6 Days Old! Born in foster care

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Volunteers at the Cat Haven in Western Australia found these tiny little ones that needed some help. They had to take them in.

“These little guys are just three weeks old! They were abandoned in a crate at Cat Haven with nothing but a note say their mum was a ragdoll,” Cat Haven WA wrote on Instagram.

Meet Gandalf, Arwen and Gwen. Their new adventure began when they were rescued by the volunteers at Cat Haven.

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Cuddly little kitties experiencing their foster home for the first time.

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

“Pawese to meet you!”

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

“Rawr! I’m lion!”

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

The bed now belongs to the kitties!

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

Arwen is watching over Gandalf while he sleeps.

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

WATCH VIDEO: Arwen giving Gandalf a bath.

These three kitties all have found their forever homes. “It is always hard to say goodbye but these babies are ready for their next adventure! Fostering is challenging at times but so rewarding to know you saved these babies lives,” said their fosterer via Instagram.

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