While a lot of people are currently struggling to take care of themselves, let alone take care of their pets as people are losing jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, some just can’t turn away from an animal in need.
Shea Prior spotted a stray cat hanging around in her yard a couple of months back and was pleasantly surprised after she finally got the cat to trust her enough to accept food from her. Prior realized the cat was producing milk and had kittens somewhere close by.
Shea Prior first spotted this cat wandering around her yard a couple of months ago
Shea Prior spotted this adorable cat wandering around her yard a couple of months ago. It took some time to convince the cat she meant no harm and for her to get close enough that Prior could feed her. Little did she know then, she was aiding a mama cat, but she noticed the cat was producing milk a couple of days into their new feeding routine.
After some time of getting to know each other, the cat got close enough for Prior to feed her
“I was petting her and went to pick her up and that’s when I realized she had milk in and had been nursing some babies,” said Prior. She was excited about her realization and wanted to help out with the kittens, so she figured she’d just ask the cat to show her family to her.
After a couple days of feeding her new friend, the woman noticed the cat was producing milk
“I started telling her to show me to her babies, and that I bet her babies were so pretty.” It seems that her words were the reassurance the mama cat needed as she led Prior to her babies the next day.
“I was petting her and went to pick her up and that’s when I realized she had milk in and had been nursing some babies,” said Prior
“She came running up to me and rubbed on my leg while making her little croaking noise she does,” Prior said. “She led me over to my shed and I looked and saw a couple little fluffballs staring back at me. She flopped over on her side and started calling to them to come out and see me.”
She started asking the mama cat to show her the babies and saying she was sure they are very pretty
The kittens were too scared to come to meet her at first, but after some reassurance by their mommy, they came out of their hiding. “One of the little gray ones was super brave and came up to me with his little pointy tail held up high in the air and let me pet him immediately,” Prior said. “Eventually, after about 10 to 15 minutes, they had all come up to me and let me hold them and pet them.”
It seems that was all the mama cat needed to hear as she took the woman to meet her little ones the next day
She knew immediately she wanted to help the adorable family and took them all in. “I will be adopting mama cat to live with me and my other two sweet girlies! All the babies have found homes and will be adopted as soon as mama is ok with it. But for now, everyone is doing great,” she said and added that she started a crowd-funding page to help take care of the cat family. “I started a GoFundMe for vet bills to get mama spayed, and get babies checked out.”
She took Prior by her shed, laid down on her side and started calling her adorable babies to come out and meet the woman
“I’ve become unemployed due to the coronavirus. I want mama taken care of, but I can’t afford it right now. Anything will help, and if there is anything left after vet bills, the remainder will be donated to my local no-kill animal shelter,” she explained. If you want to help out Prior take care of these adorable fluffballs, you can donate here.
Prior adopted the mama cat and said two of the babies are staying with her as well
All the other kittens have found homes as well and will be adopted when they get a little bit older and don’t need their mama anymore