(Updated Baby Names!) Stray Mama Cat Asks Rescuer For Help; Continues Until They Follow Her Back To Her Newborn Kittens!

Trapping stray cats can be quite challenging to say the least. There always seems to be one that eludes the most experienced rescuers. Even enticing them with delicious foods and camouflaging set traps still yields no results! So we do what we can to keep them safe, fed and protected. One such cat named Persia did just that. But according to Elizabeth Putsche, the Executive Director at For All Animals, Persia had another goal in mind for her feeder. And she let them know by getting them to follow her back to an unexpected surprise! 

Photos courtesy of For All Animals / Elizabeth Putsche

Persia was a stray and had a neighborhood feeder–as many colony cats do. But then Persia disappeared for two days, then showed up at feeding time–and tried to steal the food and run with it!

When the feeder didn’t immediately follow her, she came back and meowed at her constantly.

Photos courtesy of For All Animals / Elizabeth Putsche

The feeder said it was like a “ghetto” version of Lassie – where she kept asking Persia what she was trying to say.

Clip from Lassie

Persia slowly lead her feeder down the block, through a fence into a backyard, and down into a covered basement stairwell.

Then the feeder heard tiny squeaks! She quickly located For All Animals, an organization whose website states the ideal vision is “A world where animals are respected, valued and protected.” 

Elizabeth with FAA, called the city and animal control to get permission to go on the property believing it was vacant. Turns out it was NOT, but the owners realized they weren’t trying to break in when they didn’t run!

“They were very happy we were there and didn’t know about the kittens” Elizabeth recalled. “So everything turned out just fine. The feeder is going to adopt Persia, and I have no doubt we’ll find homes for the little ones.”

Photos courtesy of For All Animals / Elizabeth Putsche

I guess the moral is ‘listen to cats when they are trying to talk to you!’

The neonatal kittens were only about 3 days old when they were discovered on March 29th, 2018. 

We’re getting lots of photos and videos of the little walnut heads. Safe, happy, and warm with their mom. We are still fostering, and will be until they are 2 lbs (normally about 8 weeks) and able to be spayed/neutered.

We have three boys – and the lil’ grey tabby is a girl. They still need names if you have any ideas! There’s even “Cole and Marmalade” colored kittens too! <3

Follow their story and For All Animals on their Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/for_all_animals

UPDATE February 2019:

We still follow Mama Persia and love seeing her settled in nicely to the indoor life. Whether she’ll admit it or not! =)

With her life on the streets, it turns out Persia is good at being a mom, but not so great with grooming. I mean how important is your appearance when you’re simply trying to survive each day?!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mama derp! 👅

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The long haired beauty was slowly introduced to being groomed. They needed to remove all the mats in her fur without trauma. She was very hesitant at first, but eventually came around.

That is, not before she “expressed” her gratitude to her caretakers though! LOL Not very ladylike Persia! 

Persia’s 4 baby kittens had the care, safety and comfort to experience at all their important milestones. We’re very grateful that it was all captured on the For All Animals Instagram page; even the adorable eye-opening moments!

Photos courtesy of Jason Putsche Photography; For All Animals

After almost a month in foster care, it was time to officially name the little cuties. 

Ravioli; Aka “Mama’s Boy,” “Lunchbox,” “Orange Thing,” and “Ravi”:

Photos courtesy of Jason Putsche Photography; For All Animals

Macaroni; Aka “Chili-Mac,” “Macaroni Grill,” and “Mac”:

Photos courtesy of Jason Putsche Photography; For All Animals

Fettuccini; Aka “Feta,” “Noodle,” “Runty”:

Photos courtesy of Jason Putsche Photography; For All Animals

Tortellini; Our only female. “Tort” for short:

Photos courtesy of Jason Putsche Photography; For All Animals

Always outdoing themselves, their first moments learning how to play are just as “awe-worthy”!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Battle Royal of the lightweight class. Tori v. Feta! 🤼‍♀️ #kitten

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Sometimes in life we need a helping hand to find our way. Even if that is just a giant open door we didn’t notice! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Macaroni isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, but he’s the most FUN! I helped him find his way out of the crate via the GIANT door. 😜 #kitten

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Once they received their “Noodle Names”, the next adventure on the road to adoption was an obvious one–Pasta themed photo shoot! If these photos don’t make you crave “carbo-cuddles”, I’m not sure what will!

Photos courtesy of Jason Putsche Photography; For All Animals

By May, the kittens were ready for their fur-ever homes, where we can hopefully continue to follow their antics.

On the 19th, Elizabeth was happy to share this touching photo of Fettuccini. 

It is these types of photos that make everything that comes with fostering worth it. Congrats to all the kittens and mama Persia, who was officially adopted by the colony caretaker!

Photos courtesy of Jason Putsche Photography; For All Animals

REMEMBER: ADOPT, DON’T SHOP, MICROCHIP YOUR PETS & SPAY AND NEUTER!

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