Since being rescued from the verge, a tabby cat is overjoyed to be reunited with her only kitten.
When her family no longer needed her, a pregnant cat found herself in a tough situation. When a 12-year-old girl saw the incident, she tried to take the cat so she wouldn’t end up on the streets in the dead of winter. They were able to locate a rescue to take her in with the assistance of a friend.
The pregnant tabby cat was between the ages of one and two years old. Sylvie, a volunteer with Chatons Orphelins Montréal (a cat rescue organization in Montreal, Canada), responded to their appeal and drove to pick up the cat right away.
The sweet feline named Gisel quickly warmed up to her Foster Mom Stef when she realized that she was safe.
Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montréal told Love Meow, “Gisel trusted her foster mom right away and spent most of her time sleeping after she arrived.”
The cat went into labor a few days later, and it was clear that she needed assistance. Only one kitten survived the difficult birth, and Gisel had to be taken to the hospital when her health began to deteriorate.
A severe bacteria infection in Gisel’s womb necessitated an emergency surgery. After the life-saving procedure, she perked up and began kneading and purring like a cat.
Pruno, the cat mom’s single kitten, was being bottle-fed around the clock while she was recovering in the hospital.
Although the kitten was small, it had a loud voice, a voracious appetite, and a strong desire to live. He clung to the bottle like a champ and gulped down the food until the last drop was gone.
He was the only survivor of his litter and the first baby born.
Despite the fact that Pruno did not have his mother with him at the time, he managed to gain weight by eating to his heart’s content.
Momma Gisel returned home after the long ordeal, relieved to be reunited with her baby.
“She is on a number of medications to treat her infections, so her milk is unsafe for the kitten,” says the mother.
Foster Mom Stef is hand-rearing Pruno every two hours around the clock. “To ensure that he receives the love and care he requires, Gisel has put on a bodysuit to prevent the kitten from nursing on her.”
When the mother cat saw her baby again, she immediately began grooming him. “They instantly recognized each other. It was the sweetest thing,” says the narrator.