The mama cat and her very young kittens were discovered by a passer-by who spotted them in a garbage truck in San Diego.
And this litter is no less than exceptional. Indeed, there are eleven kittens in total, whereas an average litter is made up of three to five kittens! Staff at the San Diego Humane Society were stunned when they heard they would be taking care of such a large family.
Of course, they used this opportunity to remind people of the importance of neutering their pets. This female may have had several litters in the year already, and if she had even half of the kittens she has now…that’s a lot of cats! At the shelter, mama cat will be neutered so she will no longer be producing so many kittens…
Another amazing discovery
But that’s not where the story ends. When the veterinary team check out the mama and kittens, they make an even crazier discovery…mama cat is perfectly equipped to take care of all her kittens, since she has eleven nipples!
This is absolutely out of the ordinary, since female cats usually have an even number of nipples, between six and eight total. She truly is an incredible mum!
The great news is that both she and her kittens are in perfect health. They will soon be adopted into their forever families!