A kind-hearted young man who frequented the market just happened to be an acquaintance of one of our directors, and he mentioned his concern for the Momcat in passing one day. After much discussion and a bit of strategizing, two of our rescue ladies set out to the market with a trap and a silent prayer.
Not to be discouraged, a live trap was set and baited with yummy food, and they went away hoping their second attempt would be a success. Luckily, Momcat was hungry enough to go into the live trap the next day, and her existence on the streets was behind her forever.
However... now that we had finally managed to catch her, where could we place her? We sent out an SOS to our fosters, and one wonderful lady stepped up to give our Momcat a temporary place to stay until more permanent accommodations could be arranged for her. Despite being among strangers in an unfamiliar place, this kitty was gentle and calm, and we decided to call her Camille--a name as pretty as our new little Momcat.
At first she didn't necessarily want to eat and we made a late-night trip to her foster home to begin syringe-feeding her recovery food to kick-start her appetite.
And it certainly worked--after the first few bites she needed no further encouragement and she began eating like a champ. The biggest obstacle out of the way, we left her to settle in and rest.
Luckily during this final period, an amazing family stepped up to provide her with a long-term foster home and she was transferred and had settled in well before she gave birth to five beautiful babies!
Her foster family has been caring and attentive and has made sure the little family is safe and comfortable. They even made a little cardboard fort for them to hang out and play in! We think they appreciate it!
Camille's kittens are safe and sound, learning the ways of big kitties in the loving home of their foster family. They have weeks of growing left to do before they will be old enough to start looking for their forever homes, but stay tuned for updates!
These are the youngest members of our 'Flagler 50' and we look forward to watching them grow and develop, and find their very own families in the not-too-distant future.
Camille and her babies are part of our 'Sponsor a Speuter' program, and if you would like to donate $30 for one of their spay or neuter surgeries, you can receive updates on your chosen kitty! Click HERE for more details.