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Beautiful Amelie, a calico with bright golden eyes, was giving birth to kittens when someone did the unthinkable. They took Amelie inside a fabric bed and placed her on a roundabout in an East London suburb.

Fortunately, the protective mother stayed put instead of running away. Then, kind-hearted people spotted her, bringing the cat and three kittens to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust founded by the famous former model in 1986.

Even for the seasoned cat rescuers, what happened to Amelie was shocking. However, thanks to their efforts and the kind people who saved Amelie, there is a happy ending.

Abandoned on the Street While GIVING BIRTH

It’s impossible to imagine the thinking of the person who left a cat on the street, much less while having babies. And frankly, no decent person could imagine it.

“THIS IS ABOUT AS BAD AS IT GETS,” said the Celia Hammond Animal Trust on Facebook.

“Someone abandoned this mother cat on a roundabout in Forest Gate while she was actually giving birth,” they continued.

Below, you can see what a roundabout in the area looks like for an idea, but this may not be the specific location.

Mini round-about in suburban east London

Mini-Roundabout in suburban east London via Geograph by  Malc McDonald (CC BY-SA 2.0) 

At any moment, the mother cat could have bolted, running into traffic. However, she courageously remained with her three newborn kittens. To the rescuers, it was miraculous.

“She was lying in a fabric igloo bed, open at the front, with three newborn kittens – how could someone do this? It’s a miracle she didn’t get run over, but she was clearly protecting her babies and wouldn’t leave them to save herself.”

Amelie with her kittens in the igloo

Amelie with her kittens in the igloo via Facebook/Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Would Amelie Have More Kittens?

After Amelie and her kittens arrived, she was in the best possible hands. Here, she would have access to the best veterinary care. Of first concern, the veterinarian suspected Amelie could still have another kitten inside her. Only after an X-ray could they know for sure. 

As it turns out, there were no other kittens on the way, and Amelie and the kittens stayed inside their igloo.

“We made her comfortable in a cattery pen with her babies inside her fabric bed as she seemed very attached to it,” they wrote.

Now, it continued to set in what had just taken place.

“We despair at the cruelty of some people,” they wrote.

Fortunately, the kindness of those who rescued Amelie prevailed in the end, but we hope they find whoever committed this despicable act.

People Respond on Social Media

As you can imagine, everyone who saw the story was appalled by what someone had done. However, they were also extremely thankful for the kind people who saved the day.

“So thankful you managed to rescue her band her kittens. What a great mum she was protecting them 💖🐾,” wrote one person.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for rescuing and loving this beautiful lady and her family. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Shame on the subhumans who betrayed them….. 💔 💔 💔,” wrote another. 

🧡🤍🖤 A Happy Ending for Amelie 🧡🤍🖤

In the comments, there is an update, and Amelie has found a forever home with one of her kittens.

“I am so pleased to say that this beautiful mum, Amelie, and one of her kittens, Ollie, are now very happy and settled with us,” said a woman named Jessica.

Now, the cats would have all the care and attention they would ever need and never face such cruelty again.

“We are a family of 5 and we adore them! I hear that her other 2 kittens were also safely rehomed too a few weeks ago. This is definitely a story with a happy ending. 💕,” Jessica wrote.

As you can see, this momma and her kitten are doing great with a loving family.

Featured image: Roundabout in suburban east London via Geograph by  Malc McDonald (CC BY-SA 2.0) with image via Facebook/Celia Hammond Animal Trust

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