When Mindy Brocato, an employee at the Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control, saved a stray cat named Toodles from a dog attack, and took her to the shelter in a hurry, and gave her a second chance at life.
As Toodles arrived at the shelter in early April, staff quickly realized that she was a new mom. “She had all the signs of being a nursing mother, but her kittens could not be found,” Chris Weinstein, a volunteer of the shelter told The Dodo.
The shelter staff quickly informed residents living in the area to be on the lookout for kittens because they wouldn’t survive without their mother’s protection.
Luckily, neighbors found five kittens under a mobile home later that week and contacted the shelter to call for help. The shelter employees came to reunite the five kittens with their mother cat.
Once the kittens arrived at the shelter, they were taken to meet their mom. As soon as Toodles heard the meows, she became happy and started to look around. A shelter employee carefully placed the first baby in her cage, and after a few sniffs, Toodles meowed with joy and started purring, comforting, and licking her kitten.
Watch the touching reunion in this video:
However, the cute family reunion still wasn’t quite complete. A few days later, a sixth kitten was discovered crying for her mom under the same mobile home where the five kittens were found.
The staff quickly reunited the last baby with the rest of the family. Toodles is so cheerful to be reunited with her kittens in a comfortable home.
“Toodles seemed much more relaxed that this new baby arrived. She and her babies are thriving, thanks in no small part to her attentive and experienced foster (family),” the shelter said.
Soon, the kittens will go home with their adopters. Once Toodles was safe, she will look for her forever home.
However, the very first one to find a family was Toodles herself. “How great is that to have the mom selected first for once,” they wrote.
“Toodles and Percy were the first to find a home together. That warms all our hearts, as the moms so often are the last to be adopted.”
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