Each day, two close-knit kitty siblings eagerly anticipate the arrival of a compassionate household to welcome them into their forever home. However, they will only agree to move in if they are allowed to stay together as a pair. These adorable feline friends were brought to Exploits Valley SPCA shelter in Canada by the Boyd’s Cove TNR Project volunteers in late September.
The litter of eight feline babies were a sight to behold, each weighing around four pounds and being a year old. What made them even more special was the fact that they were all siblings. The good news is that these lovely creatures were raised in a spacious room filled with soft blankets and toys, thanks to the kind-hearted women who took care of them. These two kittens have always been inseparable, doing everything together and even helping their mother raise their other siblings.
According to Sarah MacLeod, a shelter volunteer, the two cat moms and their litter of eight kittens are always together and can often be seen wandering around with their tails hanging down. The furry family is doing well, but the moms understand that raising so many newborns requires cooperation. To ensure that the kittens continue to grow properly, they were kept in a separate room under the care of shelter staff. Both mothers take equal responsibility for their offspring; at any given moment, one or both of them may be feeding all eight of the adorable kittens.
The feline family is in such close proximity that distinguishing which kitten belongs to each mother is a challenge, but Xeno and Ripley don’t seem to mind. During their breaks from maternal duties, they often perch by the window of their abode, hoping to catch someone’s eye. They remain fixated on the passers-by for extended periods, as if seeking prospective adopters. Sarah added, “They particularly enjoy gazing down the hallway through the glass door and relish the company and the attention.”
Although some of their babies have been adopted, none of the mothers have received any applications yet. According to Sarah, Xeno and Ripley, who are as small as cats, have been excellent mothers to all eight of their offspring, but they still don’t have any takers.
The two kittens are eager to leave their mother and find a loving permanent family. They sit in their enclosure, watching everyone who passes by, hoping that someone will come and take them home. Seeing the close bond between these kittens is truly heartwarming and reminds us of the power of friendship. It also serves as a reminder to potential adopters that adopting two kittens can bring immeasurable joy and love into their lives. Let’s hope that the sight of these two kittens waiting at the shelter window touches the hearts of those who see them and inspires them to open their homes and their hearts to provide a forever home for these two deserving souls.