Pregnant Stray Cat Gets Rescued Just in Time to Give Birth

Sugar now has five kittens, and they are all adorable!

On Jan. 18, animal control officers in Virginia took a pregnant stray cat to the pound. Named Sugar, she went into foster care thanks to Kelsey Levine with Cat Adoption & Rescue Efforts (CARE), a nonprofit “dedicated to the rehabilitation, care, and adoption of cats and kittens rescued from euthanizing animal shelters.”

Sugar had five kittens the next morning and has proven herself a good mother. She worries when one of them cries and makes sure the kitten is OK.

“If the kittens were born at the pound, they would have been susceptible to infectious diseases like upper respiratory, which likely would have done them in, so we are glad we got her into a foster home just in time! The mama cat and her babies are now doing well in foster care,” Levine told Love Meow.

Take a look at Sugar and her kittens:

To see more of this mother cat and her babies, check out Inspurration on Facebook, where Levine has posted dozens of adorable photos of the happy family.

Cari Jorgensen

Cari is a former dancer and current dance enthusiast who incorporates all forms of art into her daily life, which includes writing about dogs, cats, and other animals for I-5 Publishing as an assistant web editor. She has an MFA degree in creative writing and has written short stories, poetry, and two novels, which are patiently awaiting revision. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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