Originally Posted by Tina Marie
Oh my gosh, this site is addicting!
By the way, my name is Tina, I'm from Michigan and have 3 kids and 3 cats plus our 4 new additions which led me to this site! I'm loving all the baby pictures, but they are making me not want to spay my momma cat!!! Don't get upset - I'm going to...it's the responsible thing to do and healthiest for my poor girl. I just love babies!!!
Good luck to all of you with expecting mommies, hope things go well! And good luck to all those with new or old babies!
If you love babies so much...please consider fostering a pregnant cat. I got this from a rescue group today:
Kitten Season. It happens every yearâ€”in late winter/early springâ€”kitten season begins and it continues well past Labor Day. Shelters that are barely able to handle the lighter fall/winter intake of orphaned cats and occasional kittens begin to burgeon with homeless pregnant mom cats and neonatal (infant) kittens. At the same time, others in the community find homeless mom cats with litters in their garage, under their porch and care for them till they are individually adopted out, or taken to the shelter when they are unable to place them on their own.
In our community, thousands of kittens each season are taken to shelters and vet clinics for adoption. Unfortunately, only about half that number make it into loving homes. The rest of these kittens are euthanized for a variety of reasons: no foster home to care for them, not socialized well enough to be a house cat, contracted a treatable viral illness while at the shelter, and even more sadly -- there simply weren't enough homes to go around!
So yes....please have your mother cat fixed...it will be healthier for her and you will be saving many lives of kittens that are looking for homes.