On a hot summer day, Lisianne noticed a fluffy black cat ambling around her yard. She set out a bowl of food and water for the cat since it belonged to a colony of stray cats close to her house in Québec, Canada, and because it appeared hungry.
Usagi was given a name by Lisianne, and the two became used to one other. Each day, Usagi grew more and more trusting of Lisianne as she left out food for the waiting cat. Lisianne saw that Usagi’s tummy began to expand and that it wasn’t a result of her new diet
“With this routine, the lady gained confidence and the kitty started getting close,” Chatons Orphelins Montréal, a local rescue group, wrote on Facebook. “The kitty gave birth outside, but she came back every day to eat.”
Weeks passed, and Usagi decided it was time to introduce Lisianne to her little family. The cat brought out her babies one by one until all six were lined up on Lisianne’s porch. The 6-week-old kittens looked like miniature versions of their mom, and it was clear that the little family needed help.
Lisianne lured the mother and infants inside her home and dialed the Montreal-based rescue organization Chatons Orphelins. The mother and her six children were at last secure, according to Chatons Orphelins Montréal. One of her acquaintances adopted one of the kittens after “[Lisianne] chose to retain the mother and treated and spayed her.”
Rescue personnel at the shelter learned that Usagi had called for assistance barely in time. The remaining kittens were having respiratory problems and developed conjunctivitis. Their health immediately got better once the veterinarian was able to treat them. And when they recovered, they began to become used to being around people.
The babies required interaction since they were reclusive, according to Chatons Orphelins Montréal. “They began to open up and become more trusting. The young ones like playing together.
The remaining five kittens are now ready to search for their forever homes, and thanks to their caring mom who took a chance, they will be able to live the rest of their lives in comfort.