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A young cat mama stowed away aboard a foreign ship sailing from Algeciras, Spain to Houston, hoping to find a better life for her soon-to-be-born kittens.

“This sly and brave mama found her way into a pallet of food that was loaded onto a launch boat (a small vessel that delivers food and supplies to large vessels offshore) and transferred to the Houston-bound ship. Despite her bright orange coat, she managed to slip onto the ship’s deck without notice as the launch was unloaded,” Friends of League City Animal Shelter wrote in a news release.

When the crew members spotted the orange and white cat on St. Patrick’s Day, she was very weak and soaking wet from a storm.

“After she was dried off and made comfortable, to the surprise of the crew, she gave birth to a beautiful orange and white kitten–a miniature version of herself. The insightful crew members decided to go out into the storm to check the area where she had been found in case there were additional babies. Sure enough, three more tiny kittens were found—wet and cold. They were hustled inside, dried off and placed in a comfortable towel-lined box that was warmed by a lamp. Here mama Frederica took over the care of her tiny charges.”

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stowaway cat and her kittens found home in the US

By the time the ship docked at the Port of the Houston, the crew had fallen in love with the furry family.

“They wanted the American dream for them,” said Monica Millican of the Friends of League City Animal Shelter.

With help from the rescue organization, the cat mother, Frederica and her kittens Bravo, Zulu, Juliet, and India, are now living in the foster care in Millican’s ‘cat room.’

The only request from the crew is that the kittens retain their names, to remind their new humans that they crossed an ocean to find a new life.

“They have a great story that should be passed along.”

stowaway cat and her kittens found home in the US

Cat mother, Frederica and her kittens Bravo, Zulu, Juliet, and India

stowaway cat and her kittens found home in the US

WATCH VIDEO: Stowaway cats find foster home in the US

Source: ABC13 and Guidrynews

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This is what it’s like when you have 6 ginger kittens in your house…

WATCH VIDEO: The chaos! That is their kitten room. “Paprika, Chili, Ginger, Saffron, Cayenne and Nutmeg playing in and around the kitty tent.”

WATCH VIDEO: It’s hard to tell them apart at meal time!

“Mommy Cinnamon was a pregnant rescue cat and all the kittens found really good homes through our local cat-rescue,” Tasha Katt writes.

Meet George and Elton, two tiny ginger tabbies, found abandoned in a shed. They were in poor condition when the RSPCA took them into their care. The kitties are little fighters. They have been nursed back to health and are now wearing protective coats made of baby socks to keep them warm and safe.

The ginger boys were rescued in a shed in Osterley, west London two weeks ago. They were just a couple of weeks old but severely malnourished. The RSPCA staff hand reared the little ones round the clock and now they are on their way to full recovery. The cute little coats have helped a lot in the process.

“You may wonder about the outfits,” center manager Sian Anderson said via Daily Mail. “Unfortunately these two naughty boys have a habit of suckling each other in their sleep and making themselves sore. Our nurse came up with these fabulous outfits to help stop that habit. They are made from baby socks as they really are that small. As you can see they are very happy and not affected by them.”

George and Elton are incredibly close and can’t be separated. The RSPCA are looking for a family that can adopt both together once they are old enough.

George and Elton were found abandoned in a shed, severely malnourished. The RSPCA took them into their care. The kitties are little fighters.

Abandoned kittens rescued by rspca wearing baby socks as coats

They were nursed back to health, wearing protective coats made of baby socks. This is one of the kitties and his dog buddy at the RSPCA.

Abandoned kittens rescued by rspca wearing baby socks as coats

The coats keep them warm the safe.

Abandoned kittens rescued by rspca wearing baby socks as coats

George and Elton are so close that they can’t be separated. The RSPCA is rehoming the two together once they are old enough.

Abandoned kittens rescued by rspca wearing baby socks as coats

Photos by RSPCA/PA/SWNS.com. Source: Daily Mail and Metro.

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Last summer, two newborn kittens were found in a trash bag inside a garbage can. “I took them in that day and they became a part of our family. They are wonderful,” Cathy McCaughan said to us.

They named them Buttercup and Westley.

Cathy wrote: “One of my mother’s co-workers heard noises coming from a kitchen trash bag and upon searching that squeaking bag of trash, found two newborn kittens inside a sealed ziploc bag. The driver called in his find and my mother told him to bring the kittens to the office while calling me to get the kittens help.

They were so tiny. Their wet fur made them look like just hatched chickens. I pulled the car over to check on them four times between the Oak Ridge trash collection office and my West Knoxville vet. I truly believe that they could have easily gone to sleep and never awakened. They were so tiny and so weak.

The vet was less than hopeful. I took the kittens home and stared at them. I stared at them when I fed them formula with a syringe because they were too weak to suckle. I stared at them when they slept. At night, I put the cat carrier containing the mouse sized kittens and bottles of hot water covered with socks, on my bed. It was as close to co-sleeping as I could get.

I didn’t sleep. For the first three days, I fed them, wiped bottoms with wet cotton balls, obsessed over their body temperatures and stared at them. Well, at night I did something else. I cried.

I cried from worry. I cried from sadness. I cried from sleep deprivation. The nights were not fun.

After a few days, I tried to feel more confident about their prognosis. Then, the boy kitten’s eye started oozing. I didn’t know if this was the beginning of the end or if he was destined to be a pirate kitten. After several days of putting ointment ON his eyes, he perked up and the drainage stopped.

The kittens transitioned to bottles and started to resemble kittens. Kittens that fit in the palm of your hand.

The stronger the kittens got, the less anxious I became. I started calling the kittens by names as though it was suddenly safe to become emotionally invested in them. That was silly. I could not be more emotionally attached. I love these furballs. I love them for fighting so hard when all of the odds were against them. I love the way they crawl to my face for kisses. I love the way my children nurture and care for the kittens. I love the tiny little thumps the kitten paws make when we put them on the wood floors for exercise. I love that my old German Shepherd allows the kittens to run for about ten minutes before she herds the kittens back to a person as if to say, ‘Play time is over. Naptime.’ Yes, she means HER nap, but it is still a wonderful thing to watch.”

Two newborn kittens were found in a trash bag by a good Samaritan who heard noises coming from a trash can. Cathy took in the orphans right after she got a call about them. “They were so tiny. Their wet fur made them look like just hatched chickens.”

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

She started looking after them around the clock. There were many sleepless nights and lots of worries. Cathy stood by the kittens to give them all the comfort, love and care she could give. They named them Buttercup and Westley.

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

Gimli the cat came to give his human mom a paw.

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

They began to open their eyes…

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

…and learn to walk.

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

Their love for their bottles never changed.

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

A hug always helps.

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

Their humans became their family.

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

Molly the dog became their protective guardian.

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

Napping together with Molly and Gimli on their human’s bed.

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

 There is nothing they love more than snuggling with their humans.

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

They were so small and helpless when they first came to their new home…

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

 Now they are happy, healthy and very loved.

Buttercup & Westley ginger kittens rescued from trash bag

Photos courtesy of Cathy McCaughan via flickr. Original story.

A litter of ginger kittens find an unlikely new dad – a Bulldog who looked after them like his own.

“Fostering the kitty family was so awesome! They were born in my house on Halloween,” said RorschachBulldogs of reddit.

“The kitties spent so much time being mothered by Hammie, I’m sure his Bulldogness rubbed off onto them. All of them went to perfect homes and I get updates on them often.”

A litter of foster kittens find an unlikely new dad – Hammie the Bulldog

hammie the bulldog becomes dad to foster kittens

“He was like a mother hen!”

hammie the bulldog becomes dad to foster kittens

“The kitties spent so much time being mothered by Hammie, I’m sure his Bulldogness rubbed off onto them.”

hammie the bulldog becomes dad to foster kittens

Hammie looked after his kittens like his own.

hammie the bulldog becomes dad to foster kittens

Photos via reddit.