Mother cat takes a bullet for her kittens

It has been said that a woman will take a bullet when it comes to her babies.  At Helen Woodward Animal Center, veterinarian Dr. Oba discovered that this extends to animals and people alike when she removed a BB bullet from the head of new mommy feline, Cindy.  The cat, found hovering over her new born babies, had been exposed to more than just nature’s elements in her quest to protect them.  She had taken a literal bullet and refused to leave their sides.

“Mommy and baby kitties are all doing fine, but it was touch and go when they first arrived,” explained Oba.  “They were all very tiny, malnourished, unvaccinated and very scared.  It took a gentle hand to pull that Momma away from her babies.”  Once in surgery, Dr. Oba discovered the reason why.  The cat and kittens had been shot at by someone and Cindy had taken a blow to the head.  Her determined effort to remain steadfastly with her litter is proof that the bond of motherhood knows no limits.

“I like to think every mother would do the same,” said Customer Service Lead Shannon Bush.  “She certainly is a role model to mothers everywhere.”

Cindy and her babies are on the road to recovery and are available for adoption at Helen Woodward Animal Center.   If you would like to adopt one of these rescues, please contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Department at: 858-756-4117 ext. 313, visit www.animalcenter.org or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.

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