This story proves beyond the shadow of any doubt that a mother's love is unlike any other, no matter what the species. Read on for more about heroine cat mom Cindy.
It All Happened Some Years Ago
Although not a news story, this tale is worth retelling because of the super heroic efforts of one brave cat mom. In 2012, Cindy and her five kittens were found abandoned and taken to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California, where a veterinarian removed a BB gun bullet from Cindy's head. This mother cat was in critical condition, but still hovered lovingly over and was reluctant to leave her kittens. In the words of veterinarian, Dr. Oba: "It took a gentle hand to pull that mama away from her babies." (See: Levi The Three-Legged Pit Bull.)
Recovery And A Happy Ending
Dr. Oba told the local press: "Mommy and baby kittens are all doing fine, but it was touch and go when they first arrived. They were all very tiny, malnourished, unvaccinated and very scared." The cat's steadfast effort to remain with her litter is proof that maternal love has no limits, even within the animal kingdom. In the words of Customer Service Lead, Shannon Bush: I would like to think that every mother would do the same. She certainly is a role model to mothers everywhere." (See: Hero Cat Takes Bullet For Child.)
Cindy and her kittens were adopted from the shelter and went to loving, forever homes after their recovery. While all went well that ended well in this particular instance, this story wreaks of the cruelty of some humans in their treatment of innocent animals. Perhaps some of them could learn a thing or two from this brave cat, who put herself between death and the lives of her precious kittens. (See: Hero Cat Takes Bullet For Child.)
Good job, Cindy!
Source: Delmar Times