A friend and her neighbors have been working with a tortie Mama Kitty who appeared in their neighborhood and gave birth to two black kittens, one of whom appears above. By the time everyone was aware neither she nor the kittens belonged to anyone in the neighborhood, the two black kittens were about three months old and kind of skittish, and mama was already expecting more kittens.
Lo and behold, shortly thereafter, she gave birth to these four kittens, three solid black, at least for now, and one solid orange. I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the black ones showed a few orange specks as she grew into her coat.
Mama kitty is quite friendly and is semi-long-haired, though she may grow a longer coat all over as she grows older. She and her newborns are being fostered indoors by a neighbor. They suspect she was either left behind by someone or intentionally placed in the neighborhood where several cats already live, but an owner was never found.
The neighbors will be trapping the identical “teenagers” from the first litter, Yin and Yang, to be spay/neutered and hopefully adopted, hopefully together. Yin is the friendlier of the two, and Yang is still somewhat uncertain about humans.
Mama Kitty will be spayed as soon as she can be taken from her kittens, and then her kittens spay/neutered as well. If they are not adopted they will be returned to the neighborhood and cared for outdoors by the neighbors.
Why less adoptable? They are already homeless, many of them are black, Mama is an adult, and though they are friendly, they have many strikes against them. Consider adopting! If anyone would like to adopt Mama Kitty or any of her children, please contact me and I’ll put you in touch with the people who are taking care of them all.
Photos are provided by the rescuers.
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