Cat Cares for Orphaned Litter of Puppies as if They’re Her Own

Kathryn is a sweet cat that was found in an empty rental
apartment with a litter of kittens. When the new tenants moved in
and found her there, they called Langebaan Animal Care in
South Africa right away.

Sadly, Kathryn’s kittens did not survive, but Kathryn was
perfectly healthy. However, she missed her kittens very much, and
she longed for a family to call her own.

Izelle Marallich, the chairperson of Langebaan Animal Care,
decided to adopt Kathryn. She knew that this poor cat had a lot of
love to give, and she wanted to provide her with a caring
environment to help with that.

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Kathryn’s New Home

Marallich quickly learned that Kathryn was an affectionate cat.
She was not afraid of any of Marallich’s foster dogs, and she
always wanted to sleep right beside a person at night. No matter
what happened, she always wanted more love.

Sadly, even with all the new people and dogs to love her,
Kathryn still missed her kittens greatly. Marallich said that poor
Kathryn was often restless, and she would even cry out for her
kittens sometimes. At first, her new family had no idea how to make
her happy again.

Then, Marallich began fostering a litter of orphaned puppies.
These three tiny puppies suddenly made Kathryn’s life so much
better.

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Kathyrn’s Foster Puppies

Right away, Kathryn tried to care for the puppies as if they
were her own. She would call out to them when they cried for food,
and she would lick them to try to soothe them.

“They were a bit confused about it initially and would move
away from her, but she was persistent and kept going to groom
them,” said Marallich.

Kathryn would follow the puppies around, lick them, and refuse
to leave their side. After a while, the puppies bonded with their
adoptive mother. Once Kathryn had the puppies in her life, she was
no longer restless at night. Both she and the puppies seemed very
happy.

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She groomed the puppies, slept with them, and even let them
nurse from her. She became very protective over them and would keep
a close eye on them at all times.

“I have never seen such a dedicated and loving mommy,” said
Marallich.

All the puppies have recently been adopted, but Kathryn is still
a happy cat. She has two orphaned kittens to look after now, so she
never has to stop being the loving mother that she is. Her family
is grateful that they were able to welcome such a loving cat into
their home.

Kathryn’s story proves that a mother’s love knows no
boundaries. She was willing to care for any animals in need – no
matter what. Hopefully, her story can teach others to be more
loving and accepting too.

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