Six kittens with spooky names found forever homes for the Halloween season.
The UK’s leading cat charity, Cats Protection, shared the story of Dodge, a pregnant cat found wandering the streets. Fortunately, the woman who saw her brought her to the Bridgend Adoption Center. But first, she nearly tripped over the cat, earning the nickname: Dodge.
“The poor stray weaved around the woman’s feet looking for a fuss, so she named her Dodge as she had to keep dodging around her to avoid being tripped up,” writes the charity’s blog.
On July 21, Dodge gave birth to six gorgeous kittens, four boys and two girls. Then, in collaboration with Shark vacuums, the charity asked for help naming the kittens. On social media, Shark Home UK asked the public for name suggestions. Showing the kittens, they had name placeholders, “Kitten one,” and so forth. Three kittens are black, while the remaining three are Tuxedo kittens.
“The kittens are currently not all that mobile and spending most of the day cuddled up with mum. 🐈 If Dodge’s previous owner cannot be located, new homes will be found for her and the mini-moggies once the kittens are old enough. In the meantime, we need your help to come up with names for the six little ones,” they wrote.
Revealing the Kittens’ ‘Spooky’ Names in Time for Halloween
After receiving many choices, another round of voting, Shark revealed the official names. The names were “all appropriately seasonal” since the kittens would be ready to go home around Halloween.
“Dodge had her paws full as the kittens were all running around and playing. She has been a very patient mother, but we’re sure when the time comes for them to leave she will be relieved to have a rest!” states the Cats Protection blog.
Kitten one: Shadow
Kitten two: Luna (girl)
Kitten three: Salem
Kitten four: Sky
Kitten five: Storm (girl)
Kitten six: Magic
At six weeks, the kittens were beginning to eat solid food.
“The kittens are now six weeks old. They are doing well and starting to eat solid food. Sky has been a bit poorly and is currently on a course of medication, so we hope she will respond to treatment well. Dodge has her paws full as they are all running around and playing now. She is a very patient mother, but we’re sure when the time comes for them to leave, she will be relieved to have a rest 🐈”
Dodge and Kittens at Eight Weeks
At eight weeks, the gorgeous kittens are so much bigger! Over the weeks, they recovered from an illness, so much that the boys were ready to be neutered. Soon, it would be Luna and Sky’s turn.
“The kittens are all lively, super playful, and into everything! We can’t wait to see them all find their forever homes 🐱 Stay tuned for another update in a couple of weeks time…”
Dodge and Kittens at Ten Weeks
Now ten weeks old, Shark reported that forever homes were in the works for all the boys. Meanwhile, Sky and Luna were still recovering. However, Cats Protection staff reported they were improving after a diet change.
“Dodge, Shadow, Storm, Salem and Magic have now all found their forever homes and we couldn’t be happier for them! Look at how happy lovely Storm looks in her new home 💛”
🎃 A Happy Halloween for All the Kittens 🎃
Days later, Cats Protection reported that all the kittens had found their forever homes. Thanks to the partnership with Shark, they received a big donation to help rescue more cats like Dodge, Shadow, Luna, Salem, Sky, Storm, and Magic.
Thus, it’s a very Happy Halloween for the kittens and the families who adopted them. As we know, black cats are good luck, at any time of year.