It's probably not coincidence that Mother's Day coincides with the height of spring, when new life is everywhere - flowers in bloom, birds nesting, and kittens being born. The rumor that cats make lousy mothers still circulates, but over the past years FFGW has its share of dedicated feline mothers, proving that rumor false as they demonstrate a love for not only their own babies, but also for other young lives in need.
Thomasina did the best she could to help her babies, when they were born on the street last month. When she moved them before a concerned FFGW volunteer could trap them, and a concerned resident called animal control, she was separated from some of her kittens as she evaded the traps. But there's no better Mom's Day movie than the one shared by the Alexandria Animal Welfare League - click below to watch Thomasina's happy reunion with her kittens (be sure your sound is on!). Thomasina and her kittens are in the care of a FFGW foster mom, and will soon be available for adoption.
Not all fantastic moms with FFGW are kitties, though - some are foster moms! (Don't worry, foster dads - you'll get your day in June!)
The entire Heishman family fosters for FFGW, with mom Pam's sons Nicolas and Daniel making sure their foster cats are entertained and well socialized!
Nicolas teaching Priscilla and Bobby the right way to nap
Daniel showing Bobby the proper nose touch technique
Martha Reitman has a very special litter of kittens, born without eyelids they needed corrective surgery. When we bumped into them at the specialty clinic they were just a few weeks old... and already loved their foster mom!
Now they're all healed up and ready to find furever moms!
And of course, we can't forget the Gregoire family, always willing to foster special needs kitties for FFGW (probably doesn’t hurt that Mom is a veterinarian!).
Tell us Your Stories!
Foster moms - and dads! - tell us your stories! We'd love to feature you, your human family, and the felines in your care in a future newsletter! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us share how you're helping us save the world, one cat at a time!