Last month, Brisbane-based animal rights group Best Friends Felines (BFF) received word of a mother cat and six kittens discovered in a junkyard shed.
“It’s unclear how long she was there,” Nikki of BFF explains, “but beneath her fur was a really malnourished body.” The cat’s family was taken to the veterinarian for an examination.
Aurora, the mother cat, was famished and attempting to feed six hungry mouths with no food sources. She spent all of her time in a changing house with her kittens, feeding them and making sure they were all alive.
Aurora came to the rescuers very weak and exhausted. “With her frightening thinness, she could not walk normally on her hind legs. We wanted to fully check the health of her and the babies.”
Having received a full bowl of food, the cat was filled with gratitude and ate everything as if for the last time. After many ordeals, she could finally close her eyes, knowing that her family was safe.
Aurora’s paw strength was recovered thanks to healthy food and relaxation in a warm, comfy nest. She gradually gained enough strength to be able to stand on all fours and walk again during the next few days.
She gladly reaches out for attention and love whenever the nanny enters the room to help the cat.
Aurora is grateful for a roof over her head and an infinite supply of food. She is a wonderful mother to her six children, continuously filling their bellies and cleaning their fur coats.
In the safety of their home, the kittens (five grey and one grey-white) opened their eyes. They started crawling and standing on their legs as they grew older.
“Aurora is very well accustomed to the domestic human environment, she absolutely loves attention and is actively looking for her nannies to cuddle. She definitely benefits from the good food she gets as her coat is already silkier,” Nikki shares.