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Mother Cat Adopts Orphaned Litter of Puppies and Raises Them as Her Own

Posted in Cat Stories - On: May 1, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: May 1, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell

Kathryn is a sweet cat that was found in an empty rental apartment with her litter of kittens.

When the new tenants moved in and found her there they called Langebaan Animal Care in South Africa right away.


Sadly Kathryn’s kittens did not survive, but Kathryn was perfectly healthy.

However, she missed her kittens very much and she longed for a family to call her own.


Kathryn was taken in by Izelle Marallich, chairperson of Langebaan Animal Care.

Straight away, Izelle knew that this kitty was special and said that she wanted to provide a caring environment for her because she knew Kathryn’s history and realized she had suffered so much.


However, everything soon changed when a litter of orphaned puppies arrived at the house. Immediately Kathryn loved the puppies and formed a strong bond with them.

Whenever they cried for food she would comfort them, and spends a lots of time cuddling and sleeping with them.


She had a found a replacement for her kittens that she dearly missed. All of the puppies have now been adopted but Kathryn is still a happy cat.

She has two orphaned kittens to look after now, so she never has to stop being the loving mother she is.

Watch the video to see Kathryn in action:

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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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