Katie Lanza and her neighbours have been regularly feeding a feral cat in their area for over a year. When the cold weather hit and blizzards were on the way they feared for this kitty, who they have now named Lipstick, and they began a search to find her so that they could try and protect her from the severe cold.
It was five days later when they eventually found her, trapped underneath a neighbours porch and when they realised that Lipstick was pregnant, that was it, they were determined to capture her and keep her safe from the cold. It took weeks of love and attention then one night Lipstick walked into Katie’s kitchen, it looked as if Lipstick was ready to let her human friends help her and her unborn babies.
Two weeks later Lipstick gave birth to four adorable kittens, Katies recalls: “Once they were born and Lipstick cleaned them up, we put them in a fresh kitty bed and used a cat heating pad to help regulate their temperature, she is very, very sweet but very protective. She lets me handle her babies to check their weight and make sure they are nursing but will lightly smack my hand if I have been holding them too long.”
Let’s hope Lipstick decides to stay with Katie, giving her kittens lots of love and affection that she herself had never known until now.
See Lipstick with her lovely babies in charming video: