Cindy did not want to leave her kittens after she was shot in the head by a BB pellet. She remained with them as she convalesced at a shelter, and now she has a new home.
We shared the story of Cindy’s devotion to her babies last week, in Mama Cat Protects Her Kittens Despite Being Shot By BB Gun. When the injured Mama and her babies were rescued they were taken to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Santa Fe, CA, where Cindy had the pellet removed from her head, and she and the kittens were given restorative care. The kittens were malnourished and in need of vaccinations when found.
Dr. Stephanie Oba said, “It took a gentle hand to pull that momma away from her babies,” in her description of Cindy’s devotion to her babies and her protectiveness of them.
Cindy and her babies arrived at the shelter on June 6. Mama was allowed to stay with her kittens as they all recovered from their ordeal. The kittens have since found homes and now their Mama has, too. Cindy the good Mama was adopted over the weekend. She was spayed before her adoption.