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Family of Kittens Almost Thrown into the Trash – We Got There Just in Time!

Posted in Cat Stories - On: July 8, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: July 8, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell

Hope For Paws are a non-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing animals in need so when they heard about a family of kittens that needed help they set off on a rescue mission.

It all began when a young girl sent them a text telling them about a young mother cat and her family of kittens that were living in an abandoned old couch near where she lived.

It was over an hours drive to the location so they set off straight away, time could be of the essence in this situation.

On arrival they quickly spotted the young ginger mother so they put out some tuna to lure her from the couch and make her feel at ease.
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The young kitty quickly ate the food and returned to her litter, this gave them the opportunity to set up a trap.

All went to plan and the young mother was safe and in the trap, now it was time to concentrate on rescuing her family of kittens.

They still hadn’t seen the kittens and didn’t know how old they were, so they set up some fencing around the couch to stop them from jumping out and running away.

They soon managed to pull the first kitten out of the couch, and oh boy was he a cutie.


Before long they had rescued the other three and were now all safe in the cat box.

It was time to take them to the clinic for some medical attention.


Once at the clinic the kittens were all given names, Todd, Ella, Patty and James. The mother cat they named Kimberly.

They were indeed a beautiful family of kittens!

family of kittens

It was time for some medical attention as three of the kittens had eye infections, luckily nothing serious.

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It was such a lovely moment to see Kimberly reunited with her babies in a safe environment.

The rescuers were so happy that they got to the couch before the trash collectors, otherwise this family’s story would have ended very badly indeed.

The whole family are now being fostered together and once ready will be put up for adoption.

family of kittens

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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