Kara Yancey from Phoenix, Arizona noticed that she was getting daily visits from a beautiful long-haired stray feline. She was exceptionally touchy and shy and would hide as soon as she expected humans coming her way. Kara, who is a foster volunteer for Living The dream Salvage, began leaving food on her back patio.
“Over the next few weeks, she’d meow at us and allow us to get closer to her. I started noticing she’d eat ravenously, but assumed it was because she was a stray and was just hungry,” Kara told the team.
“She allowed me to get close enough to pet her and I could tell then that she was pregnant. Turns out, she had been pregnant the entire time we had known her,” Kara said.
Kara posted on the internet and got the word around about a pregnant cat to make sure that the owner can get a chance to claim her but no one came forward and Kara realized she needed to support her, and the originator of Living the dream rescue cheerfully offered to give any help she would need to take care of the feline and her little cats. They started attempting to get the hopeful momma off the roads for good.
“She would come inside for a few minutes at a time, but would then panic and bolt outside. For the times that she preferred to stay outside, we had made her a winter shelter and also put up a tent on the patio for her to use,” Kara said.
“Knowing that she was pregnant pushed us to keep her indoors. I’m so glad we did because the day we officially brought her inside, I noticed the fur on her back was drenched from being out in the rain.”
“She would come out into the living room and socialize, let us pet her, and even used our cat condo and scratching post,” Kara told Feline Daily. ”After adjusting to being an indoor cat, she became the sweetest girl and seemed so relieved to be inside. She spent a lot of time resting, eating, and preparing for her babies.”
Three days before she conceived an offspring, Millie began meowing hysterically and attempting to hide under
the furniture. They detected that the infants were coming and set up a birthing box with toys, litter boxes and nourishment stations close-by. Kara remained close by as Millie started giving birth.
“Millie is the most attentive mom and her babies are now almost three weeks old,” Kara shared with Feline daily.
“The kittens are all doing great, and once they’re weaned and old enough, we’ll have them (kittens and mom) fixed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and adopted out through the rescue.”
Sweet Millie picked the ideal family to support her. In half a month, she will resign from parenthood and discover a forever home, where she will be cherished and loved.
“Whoever chooses to embrace Millie will be unbelievably fortunate.”