Blanca came to us when we received a call asking for help trapping a
pregnant cat who was living in an old sofa in someone’s backyard.
There she was…absolutely terrified, hiding inside a soggy sofa in
the middle of a rainstorm. Thankfully, she went into the trap fairly
quickly and was transported to the spay/neuter clinic where she was
going to be fixed the next morning. Imagine our surprise when we
pulled back her trap cover to sedate her for surgery, only to find
her sitting next to a puddle of newborn kittens! The stress may have
induced labor. While she wasn’t vicious, she was very scared which
didn’t make her a good candidate for an inexperienced foster. We
took her in and helped her raise and socialize her five beautiful
babies. They were quickly adopted but what to do with Blanca? Her
previous situation was dangerous and no one was caring for her.
After her six week stay with us, we didn’t feel right returning her
back into that environment so we decided she deserved a better life
and made her a permanent resident. She is still skittish and prefers
to stay out of sight but we regularly catch her out on the deck
snoozing on a bed with one of her pals Daisy or Bagel. We’re still
waiting for the day when she finally allows us to pet her. We don’t
know if that day will ever come, but if it does, we’ll be waiting
with an open heart.