A stray would even enter random houses or approach people to ask for food. When Shea Prior saw an adorable kitty wandering around her yard a couple of months back, she was able to gain the kitty’s trust after she offered it food. Strays tend to return to the person who fed them.
And that’s actually what happened to Prior. When she finally got close enough to the kitty, she started touching and petting it. And the beautiful kitty didn’t seem to mind getting the affection. But as she was cuddling the cat, she noticed that it was producing milk.
“I was petting her and went to pick her up and that’s when I realized she had milk in and had been nursing some babies,” said Prior.
She was excited about her realization and wanted to help out with the kittens, so she figured she’d just ask the cat to show her family to her.
“I started telling her to show me to her babies, and that I bet her babies were so pretty.” It seems that her words were the reassurance the mama cat needed as she led Prior to her babies the next day.
The next day, Prior went into her yard to water the plants and saw the mama cat running toward her — and this time, she wasn’t alone.
“She came running up to me and rubbed on my leg while making her little croaking noise she does,” Prior said. “She led me over to my shed and I looked and saw a couple little fluffballs staring back at me. She flopped over on her side and started calling to them to come out and see me.”
The mama cat had grown to trust Prior so much and knew she would help keep her family safe, and was so proud to show off her five tiny kittens to her.
At first, the kittens were too scared to come out of hiding — until their mom showed them that it was OK, and they finally got brave enough to come out and meet Prior.
“One of the little gray ones was super brave and came up to me with his little pointy tail held up high in the air and let me pet him immediately,” Shea said. “Eventually, after about 10 to 15 minutes, they had all come up to me and let me hold them and pet them.”
It seems that was all the mama cat needed to hear as she took the woman to meet her little ones the next day
Prior instantly fell in love with the cute family and decided to take them all in. However, Prior has been unemployed since the coronavirus pandemic broke out. So she could barely afford to take care of the feline family.
Fortunately, all the kittens have found homes and will be adopted as soon as they’re around 12 weeks old. For the mom cat though, Prior has to find ways to cover the vet bills and cat food.
Prior is so grateful that the mama cat was brave enough to bring her family to her, and now they’ll all have the best forever homes very soon.