A cat who showed up outside someone's door with her kittens, ended up finding a place of her own.
Earlier this year, a stray cat appeared on the porch of a family's home with two 5-6 month-old kittens, seeking food and shelter. Sparkle Cat Rescue (SCR) was contacted to bring the trio to safety, and that's when they noticed that the mom was pregnant.
SCR reached out to their fellow rescue, Murphy's Law Animal Rescue, so the expectant mom can have a comfortable home to raise her new litter. Her older kittens were put up for adoption and have found a forever home together since.
The cat, named Ally, was an instant love-bug. Monica, a foster volunteer, took her into her home with open arms.
A cat was found outside someone's home with her kittensMurphy's Law Animal Rescue
"Ally melted into her foster mom's lap and begged for any and all attention," Sarah Kelly, the founder of Murphy's Law Animal Rescue, shared with Love Meow.
She was so content to be indoors and all she wanted to do was hang out with her people and snuggle away. "She would seek out a lap, arm or spot to cuddle up on."
She was so happy to be indoors and just wanted to cuddleMonica @mowonder5
Two weeks into foster care, Ally brought five healthy babies into the world. She was extremely attentive and nurturing to her kittens and catered to their every whim. For the first time, she was able to have a soft landing for her babies and a safe place for them to grow up in.
The litter of five never lacked an ounce of love as they nursed on their mom, in the comfort of a warm nest.
She gave birth to a litter of five healthy babiesMonica @mowonder5
"When those teeny, tiny fur faces squeak or squeal, Mama Ally is by their side in a flash. These fur babies are receiving a great start in knowing love," Monica wrote.
"They are so loved by Ally with the many hugs she gives freely, and she is quite attentive to their every peep to make sure all needs are met. I feel honored to foster them as I am on the receiving end watching their start in life."
She was a very attentive and loving motherMonica @mowonder5
When the kittens were big enough to work their legs, Ally watched them every step of the way, making sure they didn't wander off too far. By three weeks old, the kittens began to play with toys, use the litter box for the first time, and hone their wrestling skills with each other.
There were so many firsts for the little feline crew and kisses to go around. "Mama Ally taught them well."
The kittens were weaned and became more independent as they embarked on a new exciting phase. Ally was finally ready to let them spread their wings and fly, and do what she loved—spending time with her people and being the center of attention.
"This mama has gone through and overcome life on the streets and raised not only these five, but at least the two other babies she was found with. She is the sweetest mom and such a genuinely great cat," Sarah added.
Two of the kittens, Cindy-Lou and her brother Sir Snipps, have been pre-adopted together, whereas their three other siblings, Hattie, Mayzie, and Sam, are still looking for their happily-ever-after.
When it was time to find Ally's forever home, the perfect family came her way. A previous adopter fell head over heels for the sweet mama. After weeks of waiting, they welcomed her into their loving home and introduced her to her new feline and canine siblings.
"She finished raising her babies and recovering from her spay—she's in her forever home with her amazing new family. Mama Ally has a new name for her fresh start - Aoife," Sarah shared.
"We can't wait to watch her blossom as she gets to discover life without kittens and away from the streets, and have the happiest ever after with her new parents and fur siblings."
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