They say “Mum” knows best and one “Mum Kitty” knew her offspring needed her.
Earlier this month, staff at the Mill Road Pet Clinic in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand, posted on Facebook that they had found a box of kittens at their front door. The black Tabby girl and three Tabby and white boys —estimated at about three to four weeks old — were an instant hit at the clinic. But the vet staff weren’t the only ones drawn to the kittens.
The following morning after taking the kittens in, staffers noticed a Tabby hanging around the facility, trying to enter every time someone came through the front door. The staff decided to approach the cat and quickly found she was a feeding mother.
A light bulb went off and Momma Kitty was introduced to the group of kittens left the day before. Without hesitation, Mom took to her little ones for a happy reunion.
Staffers wrote on the clinic’s Facebook page that they believe all five cats were left in the box, but the mother had walked away when the kittens were found. Earlier this week, staff reported the furry family was doing well. A staffer’s relative is fostering Momma Cat and her little ones, and Hills Pet Food is helping to keep the cats fed and healthy.