Marianne says: Georgia is a six-week-old kitten that was rescued along with her three brothers. There are three orange and one buff color in the litter. Georgia is the only girl. They were the babies of a stray mom, a cat that the neighbors think was abandoned when her family moved out. A young couple could not stand to hear the mother cat crying and begging for food and shelter, so they took her in and allowed her to have her babies. Helen Sanders CatPAWS
received a call from the couple when the babies were about to be weaned and we took the kittens in and put them in our foster care, but we also paid for the mother cat to be spayed, and now the young couple has adopted the mom and she is their cat. CatPAWS
would have made sure that the mother found a home as well, as we don’t believe in taking kittens and leaving a mother cat to fend for herself. But in this case it worked out great and we didn’t have to find an adopter for her.
Georgia and her brothers are some of the lucky ones… the kittens that get rescued and taken into foster care until they are adopted and in the meantime get the best medical care and food. I wish all kittens and cats could be saved but of course that will never be. The tragedy is that there are so many avenues that people can take to get a low-cost or sometimes even free spay/neuter for their pet or any pet that needs it, and yet despite this, there are those that have pets and never bother to get them fixed. I’m not sure if it’s laziness or ignorance or possibly a little of both, but it’s sad that so many cats are out there, not fixed and having litter after litter, and some of these cats are family pets.
Some of Marianne's former fosters: