A stray cat named Toodles was living in a mobile home community when a scuffle with a dog left her in need of help. Mindy Brocato, an employee at the Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control who lives in the community, rushed her to the shelter.
But when Toodles arrived in early April, everyone could see that she was a new mom.
Once Toodles was safe, the search for her family began.
“Toodles was lactating and clearly had recently had kittens,” Chris Weinstein, a board member of Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control, told The Dodo. “Mindy alerted her neighbors to be on the lookout for kittens. Five were found under a mobile home and Mindy rushed them to the shelter.”
When a shelter employee carefully placed the first baby on Toodles’ bed, the mama cat sniffed the little kitten and meowed with joy. The rest of the kittens, who were about 2 weeks old, clambered onto their mom letting out tiny squeaks and began to nurse. Open Next Page To See More