This is Cora, and Cora's babies (loads more photos are below). Cora's mom lives near a field where there are a lot of feral cats. Last summer she tried catching Cora so she could spay her. Unfortunately, luck wasn’t on her side. Recently, she noticed that feral Cora was pregnant...again. She knew she had to end this vicious cycle, and with a lot of patience, she was able to catch this beautiful feral feline.
Cora's mom was planning on finding the babies—and Cora—good homes; after they had all been spayed and neutered, of course! Then Cora started coming around to her mom, and her mom was gaining Cora's trust. Cora’s mom fell for her, hook, line, and sinker—she knew that she could never get rid of Cora now.
When Cora went into labor, what was an exciting time for her mom, turned scary. Cora was in labor for more than eight hours, and there was still no sign of the babies. While Cora’s mom had never had a cat before, this scared her—she rushed Cora into the vet, where she was told Cora needed an emergency C-section.
Cora's mom was distraught. She is on a limited income, and was not ever intending for this to happen. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance, and because she is giving Cora a loving home, we were more than willing to help. Cora gave birth to four adorable babies, and was also spayed at the same time. Thanks to Cora’s mom, her baby making days are over.
Did you know that in one year, one cat can have three litters of kittens—resulting in an average of 12 offspring. Move that up to two years, and that can equal 144 homeless kitties! Rather mind blowing, isn’t it?
According to the Humane Society of the United States: “Nationwide, more than 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters annually. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.”
Fur Kids Foundation encourages everyone to spay and neuter their pets to help keep them healthy and help to curb pet overpopulation.
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