A group of renters stumbled upon an orange tabby cat and her litter of kittens in a vacant apartment. Concerned for their wellbeing, they contacted Langebaan Animal Care in South Africa, who arrived promptly to assist. Despite their best efforts, the newborn kittens did not survive. The cat, named Kathryn, was taken in by Izelle Marallich, chairperson of Langebaan Animal Care, where she is now seeking a new home and the affection she once knew.
According to Marallich, Kathryn was a very loving and fearless cat who showed no fear towards any of the foster dogs. She would approach them and rub herself against each one, eager for attention and affection. Kathryn was fond of sleeping with a person and holding on tightly, as if she couldn’t get enough love. Despite the efforts of the rescuers to comfort her, Kathryn still felt the pain of her past. She was often restless and would cry out while searching for her lost babies, which was truly heartbreaking.
Ever since a group of puppies without any parents landed at their doorstep, everything has transformed. Kathryn’s affection for the pups led to a strong attachment between them. Whenever they cried out for food or attention, Kathryn would try to calm them down by licking them. Even though the dogs were bewildered in the beginning and would move away from her, Kathryn was determined to continue grooming them. Eventually, the pups became accustomed to her licking and she would sit by their side for hours on end.
Kathryn’s maternal instincts were triggered when she came across a litter of orphaned puppies. From that moment on, she devoted herself entirely to caring for these cute little pups, treating them as if they were her own offspring. She made sure they were well-taken care of by grooming them, sleeping with them, and providing them with everything they needed. As a result, the puppies grew to love Kathryn and formed an unbreakable bond with her. According to Marallich, Kathryn even began eating puppy food to ensure the puppies were well-fed. Kathryn was always on high alert when the puppies would wander away from their playpen, and would only calm down once they were safely back in her care. She was fiercely protective of her adopted litter and showed an immense amount of love towards them.
Marallich expressed his admiration for Kathryn’s unwavering dedication and love towards her puppies as she never left them alone day or night until they were adopted into loving homes. Upon their departure, Kathryn extended her care and affection to a pair of abandoned kittens found in the field, providing them with a nurturing home and family. Many people have shown interest in adopting Kathryn, but for the time being, she will remain with Marallich as an affectionate and devoted mother to orphaned animals.
Kathryn is an amazing mom who possesses a kind heart and exceptional maternal instincts. She exemplifies that a mother’s affection and devotion know no limitations. If you enjoyed this inspiring anecdote, kindly spread the word amongst your loved ones and acquaintances to brighten up their day!