When new mama cat Mikey lost her small crew, she sunk into a depression of sorts. But thanks to a Houston, Texas, cat rescue organization, not only is the feline now feeling just fine, she’s been able be the mom she was meant to be, The Huffington Post reports.
This kitty tale began when Mikey — a rescue cat originally thought to be male — went in to be neutered. Owner Hillary quickly learned her cat was actually a female… a pregnant one at that.
The 8-month-old Mikey ended up giving birth to three kittens, but they were born too early and one by one they died, according to HuffPost. Following the last one’s death, Mikey began searching everywhere for her offspring.
Hillary decided to call Dori’s Darlings, a nonprofit rescue that specializes in saving cats from dangerous situations and kill shelters, among other services.
A few days before Mikey lost her last kitten, one of Dori’s Darlings’ foster moms, Amanda Lowe, received three abandoned baby kitties, still with their umbilical cords attached, HuffPost reports. Hearing about Mikey’s loss, the agency began preparations for her to nurture Lowe’s newborn trio.
Soon kittens Teddy, Abby and Lily were introduced to their new mom. Mikey took to her new charges immediately and was soon being the perfect mom — licking, grabbing and hugging them, as well as letting them frolic on top of her. After about two hours, the foursome fell asleep together — one small, happy family.
“This was just an awful thing she went through (losing all of her babies),” Lowe told The Huffington Post. “This will will be healing for her.”