A woman in Canada who helped a stray cat in need was pleasantly shocked when the cat returned to prove that not only did she survive, but she also managed to give birth to a beautiful family of kittens.
Lisianne had forged a bond with the feline after noticing the tabby frolicking in her Quebec garden and feeding her.
The lonely cat quickly warmed to Lisianne, and began returning on a daily basis to spend time with her new friend and enjoy being petted and fed some snacks.
The Quebec woman named the playful cat Usagi – which means “bunny” or “rabbit” in Japanese – and the two formed a lasting friendship based on trust.
Lisianne felt a need to get closer to this family, especially after forging such a strong friendship with the matriarch. So she coaxed them into her home before reaching out to the specialists at the local animal rescue group who could help safeguard this beautiful family.
“This lady with a big heart for this cause was watching her, she put food and water in order to help her…a routine has settled between this kitty and her good fairy,” explained local animal welfare group Chatons Orphelins Montréal in a Facebook post.
“With this routine, the lady gained her confidence and the kitty started getting closer.”
Lisianne soon began to notice that Usagi was growing in size, making her wonder whether she was giving her friend too many snacks.
She soon realized that Usagi was growing not because she was being overfed, but because she was pregnant.
The feline eventually gave birth before bringing her newborns back to Lisianne’s home one by one. Before long, Lisianne noticed that Usagi had six baby kittens in total.
The cat eventually gave birth outside and Lisianne was delighted when Usagi brought her newborn kittens to her porch one by one.
“The five babies are the same, with similar tufts of black hair. There were three females, Taylor, Tynie and Tyana, along with two males, Tales and Tito,” Chatons Orphelins said.
The six kittens were all found to be suffering from conjunctivitis and breathing difficulties, but fortunately they are now receiving treatment for these issues. According to the shelter, veterinarians were able to treat the felines just in time to prevent any further problems.
Lisianne decided to keep the mom and become her permanent cat parent, after getting her treated and spayed to prevent future unexpected pregnancies.
Lisianne’s friend adopted one of the kittens, while the five remaining kittens remain in the care of Chatons Orphelins.
The post on Facebook has been met with a wave of happy feedback, with users calling Lisianne’s relationship with the family “beautiful” and hailing the kittens as “little panthers.”
One user said, “They are all beautiful! I wish them, good families, to take care of them.”
“A bouquet of fluffies,” another said.
While a third user commented, “What a beautiful story! Congratulations to this woman and others who took care of it.”
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