Medical examinations soon after she arrived revealed that, despite being barely older than a kitten herself, Cherry Pie was also heavily pregnant with five babies.
Without urgent medical treatment and care, the Shelter vet team knew she and her kittens would be unlikely to survive.
Our vets here at the Shelter performed comprehensive medical examinations on Cherry Pie and put her on a course of antibiotics when she arrived. They also gave her all her necessary vaccinations and dealt with her fleas to make her more comfortable.
Our Adoption team then provided Cherry Pie with lots of patient and gentle care to slowly coax her out of her trap and encourage her to let down her barriers and trust people again.
Staff spent more and more time each day interacting with her, handling her and providing enrichment opportunities. Slowly but surely, Cherry Pie started to warm to the team.
There was a huge sense of joy and relief when Cherry Pie gave birth to five beautiful kittens. Continuing with the pie theme in honour of their mother, the Shelter team named them Key Lime, Lemon, Coconut, Custard and Banoffee.
But there wasn’t long to dote on the new arrivals, as Cherry Pie’s little ones needed urgent and round-the-clock care if they were going to survive their first fragile days.
“While she is still warming up to being around people, she enjoys being around them, kissing against your leg, and peeking around corners to check in on what you are doing.”
Zach and Tameeka said that since coming to live with him, Cherry Pie is becoming stronger and healthier with each day. She’s even developed quite the appetite.
“She loves all kinds of dry food and any wet food with gravy will be appreciated as gravy is her favourite. She will happily clean up all the gravy.”
The Cat Protection Society depends on a group of wonderful foster carers like Zach and Tameeka to look after cats like Cherry Pie and her babies while they recover. They are cat-lovers just like you who provide round-the-clock and tender-loving care.
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