One summer day, Lisianne was out in her yard when she noticed a fluffy black cat roaming around close. She set out a dish of food and water for the cat, who belonged to a colony of stray cats near her home in Québec, Canada, and appeared hungry.
Lisianne called the cat Usagi, and the two established a routine in which Lisianne would leave food for the waiting cat, and Usagi grew to trust her more and more with each passing day. Usagi’s stomach began to expand, and Lisianne recognized it wasn’t due to her new diet.
On Facebook, Chatons Orphelins Montréal, a local rescue group, stated, “With this routine, the lady acquired confidence and the kitten started coming closer.” “The kitten gave birth outside, but she returned every day to eat,” says the owner.
After a few weeks, Usagi decided it was time to meet Lisianne and her family. The cat brought out each of her six kittens one at a time until they were all lined up on Lisianne’s doorstep. The 6-week-old kittens resembled tiny copies of their mother, and the little family was clearly in need of assistance.
Lisianne coaxed the mom and babies into her house and called the rescue group Chatons Orphelins Montréal. “The mom and her six babies were finally safe,” Chatons Orphelins Montréal wrote. “[Lisianne] decided to keep the mom [and] treated and spayed her and one of her friends took one of the kittens under her wing.”
Rescue workers learned Usagi had sought for assistance just in time at the shelter. The remaining kittens developed conjunctivitis and were having trouble breathing. They were able to be treated by the veterinarian, and their condition soon improved. As they recovered, they became more acclimated to being around people.
“They started trusting and coming out of their shell,” Chatons Orphelins Montréal remarked. The small ones enjoy having a good time with each other.
The remaining five kittens are now ready to find their forever homes, and thanks to their brave mother who took a chance, they will be able to live out their days in comfort.