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Stray Cat Brings One Kitten to Trusted Family, Returns Next Day with Additional One
2024/01/13

A Heartwarming Tale of Feline Rescue

The Beginning of a New Journey

In a remarkable display of maternal instinct and trust, a stray orange tabby cat chose a family to help her and her kittens in their time of need. This touching story unfolds with Sarah Kelly, the founder of Murphy’s Law Animal Rescue in North Carolina, playing a pivotal role in the rescue of this feline family.

Initially, the orange tabby appeared alone on the porch of a local family, visibly hungry and desperate for help. Despite her shyness, her need for food drove her to seek assistance.

This first visit was just the beginning of an extraordinary journey. After being fed, she left but returned the next day, this time not alone. She brought with her a ginger kitten, a mini replica of herself, clearly in need of nourishment.

Unfolding of the Rescue

The story took another turn the following night when the cat mother brought not one, but two kittens, revealing that she had been caring for two little ones all along. Recognizing the need for help, the family contacted Murphy’s Law Animal Rescue. Sarah Kelly and her team quickly stepped in, arranging foster care and initiating the

. The kittens were soon safe, but capturing the mother required a humane trap due to her cautious nature.

Reunited in a foster home, this feline family’s life transformed. The mother cat, later named Mildred, and her kittens, Charlotte and Hank, began a new chapter in a safe and loving environment. Mildred’s condition, with a broken and degloved tail, underscored the urgency of their situation and the importance of timely veterinary care, which they promptly received.

A New Lease on Life

Now off the streets, this little family is thriving in the warmth of their foster home.

They’ve settled in, enjoying regular meals and much-needed rest, recovering from the constant vigilance required for survival outdoors. Mildred, Charlotte, and Hank, though underweight, are gradually growing and gaining strength in their nurturing environment.

The family who first offered help and the team at have given Mildred and her kittens not just food and shelter but a chance for a bright and hopeful future. This story highlights the incredible impact of compassion and the difference it can make in the lives of animals in need. It’s a heartwarming reminder of the power of kindness and the importance of animal rescue efforts.

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