When this mother cat lost her entire litter of kittens, no one would’ve expected she’d still be able to mother a litter again so soon. But, the unusual disappearance of a litter of puppies shortly after saw that this cat was fated to be a mother, even if “her” newborn weren’t of the same species.
In the spring of 1993, Miss Kitty, a fluffy pale ginger cat, gave birth to a litter of kittens. Sadly they weren’t in good health and the whole litter died. For this cat that was ready to be a mother but couldn’t fulfill that role, it must’ve been a difficult time.
But, at around the same point in time, Miss Kitty’s owner, Missy Grant, had a dog called Smoochy, which had just given birth to a litter too. Unlike Miss Kitty, Smoochy wasn’t interested in raising her puppies. She would ignore their needs and even run over them. If nobody else stepped in to help the poor pups, they’d surely die.
That was when Miss Kitty heard the puppies’ cries and felt she had to step up to the challenge as surrogate mother.
“I guess Miss Kitty, after her kittens died she felt the need, that while they were whining, to go and take over,” recalled Grant. “So, we came home one evening and there were five puppies missing. And I said, ‘where did the five puppies go?’ Then my neighbor told me that she saw Miss Kitty stealing them.”
One by one, she took Smoochy’s puppies and hid them in her own place, which was across the road by the neighbor’s place. It was simply amazing—Miss Kitty took those puppies under her “paw” as though they were her own kittens.
Miss Kitty demonstrated that regardless of being canine or feline, love can conquer all. As Dr. Andrew Holland, a veterinarian overseeing this case, said, “Cats are mysterious creatures and they’ll do things that you would never expect them to do.”