Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Thankful Thursday Indeed—There are SIX!


You guys are sooooo observant! I thought there were only FIVE babies in that photo when Mom L showed me. And then I realized that one of those little heads could NOT be connected to the body I thought unless that kitten was a contortionist!! MOL!!

For those of you in the USA who have access to and use the app called, you will recognize this message Mom L and I saw as a common one.

Kittens in my backyard

While watering my backyard tonight a adult cat jumped on the fence out of the bushes I kept watering I didn’t think much of it and then I heard the little screeching of young kittens they are probably no more than a week old I hope momma comes back does anybody have any advice on what I should do they are soaking wet because I sprayed my plants I put a little blanket on them.

This compassionate person checked through the night to make sure the kittens were safe from raccoons. When he checked at first light there were only two! He then cared for them until someone contacted him at night saying they were with a cat rescue and would take the two kittens to bottle feed.

Dad P and Mom L reached out to our neighbor who lives just across the water from us, and let him know we would try to find the kittens Momma moved and Momma herself. Mom L wrote up a flyer and she, Dad P and the neighbor distributed it around his part of our community to let residents know we were searching for a mom cat and babies.

Next day Mom L received a call and the person had heard kittens mewing at night. The next day same thing and Mom L hopped in her car and there they were!!

All tucked in nice and safe. Now what to do to trap Mom cat? Mom L tried for a three days to catch the mom cat, but she knew what a trap was all about. And then the dreaded news that rain was in the forecast for Tuesday this week. We had to get those babies out of that dirt trench before the rain.  Mom L reached out to several trapper pals and one was able to come to our assistance.

Miss Jeanne and Mom L had neither one ever tried to trap a mom cat using her kittens as the “bait” by themselves, but they had expert coaches and they set up this trap.

Kittens in the carrier in back and set trap in front

Miss Jeanne stayed watching that trap set-up while Mom L dashed off to a doctor’s appointment. And then the MIRACLE CALL!!


Mom L rushed over and sure enough, there was Mom Cat, trying to get as close as she could to her six kittens.

Beautiful, isn’t she? So Mom Cat and her remaining six kittens have been reunited as of Tuesday this week. And that’s enough for a Thankful Thursday post for sure, don’t ya think??!!! Follow this link to join lots of other wonderful Thankful Thursday posts over at my pals’ Brian’s Home blog hop.

I am so very very thankful that we had another successful Paw It Forward project! The first two kittens who were taken in by a rescue person have not been reunited with their siblings. That is another story for another blog post as to why. For now, we believe they are safe and cared for, but we do worry a bit.

Let me know in comments if you enjoyed learning about our most recent cat rescue work.


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25 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Indeed—There are SIX!

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  3. Well dun rescuing thee Mum Cat an her kittss. Mee an LadyMummy hope you can get thee 1st 2 kittss back so thee furamillee will bee ree-untied.
    **Hi 5’sss**BellaDharma

  4. meowmeowmans on said:

    Awesome! We are thankful for Mom L, Dad P, Miss Jeanne and that compassionate man who found that Momma and her babies. Well done, everybuddy!

  5. spittythekitty on said:

    Your pawrents are the best, Savannah! What a miracle! And such clever peeps to set up such a sneaky and effective trap. Much love to all of you. XOXO

  6. 15andmeowing on said:

    That is wonderful news.

  7. Paws up in catching momma cat and her babies.

  8. catladymac on said:

    Good job everybody !

  9. Ra Husquiberian on said:

    Brilliant, thanks so much for helping!!


  10. That story was amazing. Mom and I were on the edge of our seats reading it. Wow! Great job from everybody who was involved. Good luck to the kitty mom and all the kitty babies.

    Love and licks,

  11. Good job, Mom L ! That’s a pawsome trapping operation ! Purrs

  12. Whoa! Nice work Mom L! We love Next Door but wish we could see more than our home town. So many lost kitties are reunited with their families through Next Door.

    • Yes CK, Nextdoor is both a positive and a negative. Unfortunately there are people who lurk around Nextdoor just looking for someone asking for help with a stray cat or dog. And then they pretend they are with a “legitimate, known” rescue and get the resident to give them the animals. That is what happened to the kittens mom cat couldn’t move. The person has been asked to return the two babies so we can reunite them with mom and their 6 sibs, but she refuses. She has been reported to our county animal services.

      • Savannah & Mum L we had a fosterer like that at Feral Cat Rescue here. She was checked out & ‘seemed’ ok. Nikki had taken her supplies for a Mum cat with 5 kits. I checked in with the woman on FB & she spun a story…being the gullible idiot I am; I went off to buy $70. worth of kit milk & special food & other supplies plus gave her $25. cash. She had oodles of supplies & when Nikki checked on her a few days later it all went bad. The woman REFUSED to surrender the Mum cat & kits. We tired thru legal channels but nothing came of it. In the end the woman posted the kits (once weaned) on Kijiji (like a craigslist forum) & sold them…she made ALOT of $money$ & never gave FCR a dime. We tried to get Mum back but failed & to this day we have NO idea what became of her……
        I hope the original 2 kits will be reunited with their Mum & siblings. I REALLY DO!
        {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen

  13. S & S… THIZ izza thanx full thurzday storee timez 984 !!! bravo N yea N grate job bye everee one who helped thiz gorgeouz mom N her wee ones ~~ 🙂 ♥♥♥

  14. Memories of Eric and Flynn on said:

    That is very good news that the kittens are safe and the momma cat has been trapped too.

  15. Excellent news, all round! Well done you all!

  16. Oh that is super wonderful that you got them all, bravo! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  17. Edie Chase on said:

    I’m so glad that you were able to get the kittens and the mother cat. Now thanks to your Mom and Miss Jeanne, they will have a chance at a good life.

  18. chrisscatmeow on said:

    Im so happy you found the other kittens and they’re now safe with their mom. I wonder why the other two weren’t going to be with their mom. Wonderful story. Bless everyone involved. x😻💜🐾

  19. OMC, that is the awesomest trapping! My human has heard of using kittens to trap the mom, but she’s never known someone with actual, firsthand experience to tell the story – with photos! GREAT job!

  20. Marjorie Dawson on said:

    Oh man, I am sat here in tears. The worry, the tension and then they are reunited.

    * photo *

    Now. Are the others OK????

  21. Billie Cummings on said:

    Nice story, Mom L! Great picture of the carrier/trap set up. Sometimes it can take that mother cat a long time to decide to walk into the trap to get closer to her kittens. She knows its a trap. I guess she just has faith that the contraption won’t separate her from her babies permanently– before she decides to walk in.

  22. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    Savannah, it’s amazing what you’ve inspired MomL and DadP to do. Thanks so much for making sure Momma Cat and her babies are safe.

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