Rochester Cat-Sitter Rescues Cat Mom And Kittens From Heat
Sarah Quincey is a popular cat-sitter in Rochester, so it's shouldn't be surprising to learn that she loves cats. She loves them so much that she'll rescue them herself!
Sarah shared a really sweet story with me (and her other followers on social media) that truly warmed my heart.
The story starts as she's going about a typical day at work. It took a turn quickly right at around lunchtime yesterday.
What initially scared me as I read her post was thoughts of the heat. How would these newborn kittens do in such harsh conditions? Could mom take care of them to the best of her ability if the heat affected her?
Currently, all of the kitties are safe (and healthy!) with Sarah and her family. Mama is eating well and trusting Sarah more and more each day.
While this story has a happy ending, I know that this isn't the case for most feral/unowned cats. One website explains, "Feral cats have an average of 1.4 litters per year, with an average 3.5 live births in each litter. That equals 4.9 kittens per year, per female feral cat. Indeed, a pair of breeding cats and their offspring can produce 420,000 kittens over a seven-year period. Of the approximately 146 million cats in the United States, about half are feral/unowned." Those numbers can be overwhelming for shelters. There's also only so many people like Sarah out there with the ability to care for them either. Most of the time, these kitties aren't as lucky as the ones Sarah found.
If you can, choose adoption or take in an animal who could use the help. You'll not only be overloaded with cuteness, but you'll make a seriously loyal friend.
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