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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-12-2014, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Cool I have been adopted by a stray starving pregnant cat

I have a stray calico cat that showed up at our door. She is Calico color. She is nothing but hair and bones with a little round tummy. We have 2 indoor cats, but this one is outside. I have fed her as much as she wants to eat for two weeks. She is the sweetest cat.

Took her to the vet the other day. She weighed 8 lbs and is pregnant. She tested negative for all feline diseases and parasites. The vet was as astonished as I was. Being a stray, I figured she had something. She is barely a year old. But, she is pregnant and due within about two weeks.

This cat is to good and well behaved to have been nothing but someone's pet. I searched lost animals in our area and found nothing. I was hoping she had a chip, but the vet scanned her and came up with nothing.

For now we have her in our garage and are caring for her. I am praying she won't have problems with the birth. We live in a remote rural area, so I figure someone must have dumped her because of her pregnancy. She is now being well feed, has a warm bed and is protected from the wild animals in the woods around our home.

Let's pray she has a healthy delivery, and her kittens are healthy. I am worried about the kittens because she was so emaciated. I have never seen a cat this starved in my life.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-13-2014, 12:52 AM
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AWW, what a nice thing you are doing for that kitty. Hopefully, mom and kittens will get through this fine. Please post pictures when you get a chance. I can't imagine how thankful that little cat must be that she is warm, safe and fed now.
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You are an angel for helping her. PLEASE don't be shocked or surprised if the kittens don't survive. That is a fragile state she has been in for their development and it may not bode well. Paws crossed they are fine, but don't beat yourself up.

My friend at the shelter took in a momma in similar circumstances and only 1 of her 5 kittens survived but she went on to be a great cat momma to that one kitten! Keep us posted with pics, too, please!

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Thank you for taking this poor, poor little soul in. She's such a lucky girl to have found you

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Your poor calico girl has a bad start pregnant with a litter, and be prepared that all kittens may not survive or some may be stillborn, possibly with deformities, or low birth weights. Thank you for taking in this sweet girl. Calicos make very good mamacats....I do hope she has an easy kittening. Feed her the most high quality food no-grain (no corn, wheat, barley, soy or rice) that you can find with a high protein and fat content. Supplement it with raw food. Do let us know how things turn out.....hope all goes well. Fingers crossed.

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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-13-2014, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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We are doing everything possible for her. Thanks for the replies. She is so sweet and loving. We bought her Science Diet kitten food, dry. The vet said she needed the higher calcium in the kitten food. I will get a picture up of her. I am just praying she has no complications while giving birth.
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Maybe you can give her some kitty vitamin supplements in her food. Also, feed her as much as she wants.
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-13-2014, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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I leave her dry food out 24/7 so she can eat as much as she wants. I have her contained on my garage with a nice soft bed, food and water. I don't want her going under the porch or off to the woods to have the kittens. She is currently very happy. She doesn't even try to leave the garage when I go in and out the door. I am home all day, so I check on her constantly throughout the day. I am prepared for still born kittens, but it is in God's hands now. I will eventually bring her into the house and keep her. God sent her to me. I wanted another cat but boyfriend had said no. God obviously had other plans cause here she is.

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Aww, she is beautiful! She looks like a tortie. I will be praying for you, the kitty and her babies.
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She is so beautiful and must be feeling so much safer and happier now that her struggle to survive is over.

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