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A Mom for Mother's Day: Cat of the Week

Each of these cats was pregnant when brought to Small Miracles. Now they need families of their own.

Mothers Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate mothers by taking home a mother cat.

Normally, we pick just one cat to be featured, but how could we pick just one of our twenty-one lovely mother cats?  Each of these little ladies came to pregnant or with newborn kittens.

While in foster care, they lovingly raised their precious kittens.  All of their little ones have found their fur-ever homes, and now it’s their turn!  Stop by Small Miracles this weekend and meet our momma cats.  You just may fall in love with one!

 

 is a nonprofit, no-kill cat !) shelter in Ellicott City. Each week we will feature an animal that needs a home. If you happen to pick up one of these lovelies, post a picture and let us know! Visit the Cat of the Week blog to see which cats have been adopted and which are still looking for a home.

rose bauman May 11, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I am not sure why a pregnant cat "rescued" by a group or shelter is ALLOWED to give birth to her kittens! A society that has to euthanize millions of cats/kittens in shelters, has an estimated 100 million free roaming abandoned cats living and dying outdoors, a cat owning public that barely keeps them, loses, abuses and abandons them, where 82% of litters of kittens are accidental because the owner of the mother cat cannot afford to spay her, no "welfare" group should be in the business of exploiting cat overpopulation in the name of "no kill"! The evidence obviously speaks for itself: " all of their little ones have found their fur-ever homes", not neccessaryly their forever home! Yes, kittens are "the bread and butter" of these groups. Yet tens of millions will again be born in homes and outdoors only to die! It's difficult to comprehend.
rose bauman May 15, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Thank you so much for "clarifying" your position. Aborting pregnant cats is not "euthanizing kittens". They are "feti", unaware of live. Be pro-live if you choose in the human world, because we are not killing human babies, but we have enough cats that have to die and really don't need anymore. It takes 63 days for a cat to have her litter.During these 63 days thousands "used to be babies" and " babies" are killed in shelters and huge numbers are born in homes of cat owners who could never afford your "low cost" spay/neuter. I am not sure on what planet you live but the sad reality is that only a small number of cats stay in homes "forever".(just spend a day at the intake area of a shelter,that you call "high kill" and from which rescue groups take them). We all know that kittens are adopted "quickly", often on impulse,and many will end up at a shelter when no longer kittens.There are innovative programs in the literature where groups respond to free kitten ads in newspapers, offer free spay for the mother cat and take the kittens into their adoption program and s/n them and find homes.(Litter Patrol). No need to generate more "babies"by rescue groups,the public is doing it and there are plenty to go around!

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