A cat who was picked up from a farm, learned to trust knowing her kittens would live a better life.
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A colony of cats who had found their way to a farm, were in need of rescue. They lived in poor conditions, and many of them needed immediate medical attention.
Julie, an animal rescuer, was informed about the situation and stepped up to help. One by one, she was able to bring the cats and kittens to safety, so no more babies would be born outside in the cold.
Chatons Orphelins Montréal, an animal rescue in Montreal, Canada, took them all into their care. Among the cats, there was a tabby named Alba who was pregnant and scared.
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After a much-needed vet visit, she was taken into a foster home where she was introduced to indoor life for the first time. "She was very hungry and slept a lot," Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montréal shared with Love Meow.
"She was placed in a quiet room with an unlimited amount of food. Alba was very shy at first but gradually warmed up to her foster family."
Alba was very shy at first but quickly learned to appreciate indoor lifeChatons Orphelins Montréal
The sweet tabby cat got a taste of luxury being indoors with a room all to herself, a clean, cozy nest to sleep in, and plenty of good food at her disposal.
She came out of her shell, and even started to approach her people and seek affection from them.
She worked up the courage to seek affection from her foster momChatons Orphelins Montréal
"Her belly grew every day. On March 10th, she gave birth to five healthy babies in a safe place," Celine told Love Meow.
"Mama Alba was still very thin and wasn't able to produce sufficient milk for all the hungry mouths, so her foster family began supplementing the kittens around the clock."
Alba gave birth to five healthy kittens in the comfort of a loving homeChatons Orphelins Montréal
Alba's confidence continued to grow as she realized that her family of six were in great hands. She was so content with all the soft things to knead on, and purred and slow-blinked at her foster mom every time she came in to the room.
Watch Alba and her kittens in this sweet video:
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She was relieved to get some much-needed assistance to feed her demanding babies, and started to take small breaks to replenish with food and love from her humans.
She was glad to get some help to feed her demanding babiesChatons Orphelins Montréal
"Alba and her kittens are doing well thanks to the care of their foster mom. She loves her new life with people and allows them to handle her babies while purring up a storm."
The formerly timid farm cat has transformed into a happy, affectionate tabby girl. She doesn't mind other furry residents in the house and enjoys their company when they stop by for a visit.
The kittens grew by leaps and bounds and Alba became more confident each dayChatons Orphelins Montréal
"The kittens are now big enough to eat on their own, but they still nurse on their mom for comfort," Celine shared with Love Meow.
Alba is a wonderful mother who doesn't mind her kittens' neediness and tolerates their many antics. "She loves talking or chirping to them. They are all healthy and gaining lots of weight every day."
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After roaming outside for the first two years of her life, Alba is loving her new chapter as an indoor cat. She is glowing with her babies cuddled up to her as she naps.
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