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henry ginger Male cat nurtures litter of abandoned kittens

Henry is an 8 month old rescue cat with a neurological disorder that makes him wobbly, but the ginger boy has surprised everyone with his strong mothering instinct. When he met a litter of abandoned kittens found on the side of the road, he took them in and started nurturing them as his own.

The six tiny three week old kittens were found in a cardboard box on Price of Wales, in Alaska. “Luckily, some children walking home from school heard them crying in their box,” Heather Muench of the Ketchikan Humane Society told KRBD.

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henry ginger Male cat nurtures litter of abandoned kittens

While Muench was caring for the kittens around the clock, Henry decided he would lent her a helping paw, and right then, his paternal instinct kicked in. “It’s really kind of cute,” said Muench. “The first thing he does is start compulsively licking one. He’ll spend hours in there, licking them, over, repeatedly. I think, ‘Oh my gosh, they’re not going to have any fur left.’ But, he’s really good at cleaning them up. I shouldn’t complain, because then I don’t have to do it.

The cat nurturing, it’s increasing their chance of surviving.”

Henry takes his job very seriously. “Yesterday, when I took them to work with me, he was very upset because someone had stolen his babies for the day,” she added. “When they came home, he was like, ‘Get them out of the carrying case. Put my babies back!”

henry ginger Male cat nurtures litter of abandoned kittens

Though Henry is a great help, Muench had to take the babies with her to work to keep them fed.

Henry is such a devoted dad who has made a huge difference for these little kittens.

henry ginger Male cat nurtures litter of abandoned kittens

WATCH VIDEO: “Mama Henry paced and cried all day because Opposable Thumbs made off with his kittens and took them to the veterinary clinic. When they were returned, he hopped in to give everyone a thorough washing and make sure they were all in good shape. You can tell by the look he gives the camera at the end that he’s saying, ‘Well, lucky for you they’re fine, but don’t let this happen again.'”

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Six kittens were found abandoned in a trash bag outside of the Indian Land Walmart. “They are about 8 days old. Ironically we have a female cat that lost her kittens on Thursday, we have put these babies with her and she fell in love,” Indian Land Animal Hospital wrote at Facebook.

“This is so heartwarming for us to watch her cuddle up with these orphans. All of them will need homes in about 7 weeks. They are so precious.”

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Six 8-day-old kittens were abandoned outside a Walmart store. A good Samaritan took the babies to the Indian Land Animal Hospital. Here they are! Eyes are not opened yet!

ginger cat mother lost kittens adopts abandoned babies

At the same time, they had a ginger momma cat, Sandrine, who just lost her babies, so they placed the litter with the mama, hoping she would nurse them. She took to them right away!

ginger cat mother lost kittens adopts abandoned babies

“The 6 kittens are doing very well. They have names: Lil Jack (the runt), Louie Armstrong, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Frank Sinatra, and Cricket. One of the tecnicians said it was their strong voices that saved them.”

ginger cat mother lost kittens adopts abandoned babies

“They are nursing but still getting fed by the technicians to supplement them. Sandy loves them so much; as we all do.”

ginger cat mother lost kittens adopts abandoned babies

WATCH VIDEO: Abandoned kittens adopted by a ginger cat mama who lost her babies.

Mikey, another cat mother, who also lost her kittens, took in three orphan tabby kitties.

Photos by Indian Land Animal Hospital.

Mikey is an amazing momma cat who unfortunately lost all three kittens of her own. She found happiness again when she was given three orphan kittens who were in need of some motherly love.

It’s a perfect match! These three abandoned kittens look like mini copies of Mikey.

The eight month old rescue mama cat was depressed after losing her kittens. Unable to bear to see Mikey suffer, Hillary called Dori’s Darlings, a cat rescue organization in Houston for help.

Mama Cat Who Lost All 3 Babies adopts 3 Abandoned Kittens

At the same time, foster mom Amanda was caring for three little baby kittens that she just received three days ago. These kittens were a few days old and their umbilical cords were still attached.

Amanda and another volunteer, Kelli, were feeding and caring for the kittens around the clock. When they learned about Mikey’s story, they offered to bring the kittens to the grieving mother cat.

“I have some babies for you so you can be a mommy again,” Amanda said to Mikey. (Huffington Post)

Immediately after Amanda placed the kittens in front of the cat mother, Mikey started hugging and grooming them as if they were her own. After a good bath session, Mikey laid down on her side to let the kittens nurse on their new mama.

Mama Cat Who Lost All 3 Babies adopts 3 Abandoned Kittens

The fact that the kittens look like their adoptive cat mom is just one of the many reasons that they belong to one another.

“This was just an awful thing she went through (losing all of her babies) and this will be healing for her,” Amanda said.

Mikey the cat mama lost all of her kittens and was grieving and depressed. Three abandoned baby kittens were in need of some mother love. When they met, it was love at first sight!

Mama Cat Who Lost All 3 Babies adopts 3 Abandoned Kittens

Mikey adores her new babies. She cuddles them, bathes them and falls asleep with them. 

Mama Cat Who Lost All 3 Babies adopts 3 Abandoned Kittens

She is now a very happy cat mama with her three precious little fur babies. 

Mama Cat Who Lost All 3 Babies adopts 3 Abandoned Kittens

Original story via Huffington Post.

A litter of four kittens was rescued from the extreme heat by two caring law enforcement officers who discovered them in a box at the side of a road in South Florida. The temperatures of last Thursday hit 91 degrees (32.8 degrees C).

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office wrote via Facebook: “At 2:46 this afternoon, Captain Keith Day and Deputy Justin Adams were patrolling in the area of Santa Maria Dr. and S. Tamiami Trail. Captain Day saw a cardboard box off to the side of the road. Inside the box was a litter of kittens that had been abandoned. The kittens are currently enjoying the comfort of Captain Day’s car (and air conditioning) as they await the arrival of Lee County Domestic Animal Services.”

All four kittens have been placed in foster care. They were a bit shy and “hissy” when they arrived in the shelter, but they appeared to be healthy.

The kittens are 3-4 weeks old and will be put up for adoption when they are ready.

Four tiny kittens were rescued during a near-record hot day by two caring law enforcement officers.

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

“Captain Keith Day and Deputy Justin Adams were patrolling in the area of Santa Maria Dr. and S. Tamiami Trail. Captain Day saw a cardboard box off to the side of the road. Inside the box was a litter of kittens that had been abandoned.”

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

They transported the kittens to a nearby rescue group. The kittens got to enjoy the car ride in Captain Day’s car and the comfort of the air conditioning. 

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

Look at those fabulous whiskers! 

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

They are a bit shy and “hissy” but all got a clean bill of health.

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

These kitties have been placed in foster care and will be available for adoption when they are old enough.

florida officers rescue abandoned kittens

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cute rescued kitten and mother cat at the North Burleigh Surf Lifesaving Club
Photo: Brendan Radke

Five kittens were rescued on a Gold Coast Beach in Australia last night. Residents and tourists spotted someone dumping the kittens along with the mother cat near the North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club.

Though the rescuers were able to retrieve all the kittens in about two hours, the mother cat was nowhere to be found.

Until this morning, a few people heard meowing coming from a storm water drain. They contacted the RSPCA who later received help from the Queenland Fire and Rescue Service. They “hosed the drain” to try to get the cat out. Eventually they were able to capture the mother cat and reunite the entire furry family.

Courtesy of Robyn Anderson (flickr: RobynAnderson)

These five three week-old kittens lost their mother who was hit and killed by a car. There are three girls and two boys. They were rescued and named after cookies because they’re so cute you could just eat them up!

The black and white (boy) is Hydrox. The other boy (Lynx point) is Keebler. The girls are Lorna Doone, Milano, and TimTam.

cute tuxedo kitten
Doesn't he look like a little Precious Moments dolls? He's hoping for some more bottle. - Robyn
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Fred and I were snuggling with the babies after feeding time one night, and he decided he had things to do (sitting on the hardwood floor starts to hurt him after a while), so he got up and left. Every Cookie followed him to the door and HOWLED for several minutes, their feelings hurt that he'd abandoned them so coldly. - Robyn