A feral cat Mum was aggressively defending her kittens…but when she saw where rescuers were taking her, she immediately relaxed and became the most loving cat there ever was!
By, 4 Apr 2019
Holly works as a volunteer to rescue and take care of feral cats. She had for a while tried to capture Charlotte, a beige-coloured queen who was particularly elusive, but to no avail. One day, Holly realised Charlotte had given birth to three tiny kittens on a pile of hay. She couldn’t leave them to fend for themselves, so decided to call for help.
From feral to friendly
Mew Cat Rescue quickly came to the rescue and helped get Charlotte and her kittens into a crate, and off the street – forever.
Being a feral cat, Charlotte continued to be stand-offish at her new foster home, but as always, TLC did the rest.
“At first, she growled and stared me down so intensely, then I realised it was all just ‘bark’. Once she settled in and realised I was safe, she quickly hogged all my affection,” Holly told Love Meow.
“She’s a total mush and just wants love”. Charlotte certainly went from wild cat to couch cat very fast. A life of luxury seems to suit her well!
A very happy ending
Feral cats are a real problem in this area of Arkansas, and Mew Cat Rescue are working hard to control their population. Cats can produce hundreds of descendants within only a few months time, and so many end up in shelters or as strays.
But these four were lucky. They get to experience a life where they will never be hungry, or cold, or unloved again.
The babies were named Duke, Mia, and Camilla. We wish them and their loving Mum all the best!