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Thanks to two alert hikers who were traveling on a remote mountain road in Nelson County, Ivy and her family of seven (3 four-week-old kittens, and 4 newborns) were rescued after being abandoned by their owners. She had apparently been dropped there because there wasn't a house anywhere nearby, and she was so affectionate and sweet. The hikers could hear kittens in the bushes but couldn't find them.
The friendly, outgoing Tortoiseshell was no doubt relieved to see some kind humans and probably thought they trekked through the woods just to feed her. These folks made a special trip to the nearest country store and returned with lunch for the hungry brood.
The Almost Home staff was alerted to the location of mama and her newborns when the hikers turned in the older kittens being unable to locate the younger kittens. It took a volunteer two trips to locate Ivy's newsborns that she lovingly hid beneath a tangled canopy of twigs and thorn bushes. Ivy circled her rescuer's ankles as she carefully made her way to the kittens. There on a bed of dried leaves were four babies, only a few days old.
The volunteer placed them and their mother inside the carrier and returned to her car. All 5 animals were in terrible condition. Ivy and family spent the next few days after their rescue in a veterinary hospital where one-by-one, the newborns died. The vet spayed Ivy as soon as it was learned that she had maggots in her uterus. It is heartwrenching to imagine how these cats would have suffered had they not been discovered.
Happily, Ivy recovered quickly, but her poor little kittens did not. Ivy is looking forward to a fresh start with a family who will appreciate her stunning good looks and happy disposition. Most of all she longs for a home where she is valued and where the people would never even dream of throwing her away to make a life on her own. If you are this family, please call us today.