Amazing Animal Story of the Day: Realizing that she would not be able to care for her kittens, a cat found abandoned in March, Cambridgeshire, after being tossed from a moving car led an RSPCA official to her newborns so they could be rescued.
The injured feline — named Jolie by staff members — was taken in to an RSPCA facility for treatment, but was later returned to the site where she had been found so she could reunite with her kittens.
Sensing she would need help caring for them, Jolie called out to Inspector Jon Knight. “When she started to get really vocal at first I thought she was calling to the kittens, but then it became clear that she was actually calling to me,” Knight told Ely Weekly News.
I began to follow her and she took me through the rear garden, across a ploughed field and into a farm yard. All the time she was calling me and waiting for me to follow.
Jolie led Knight to a stack of wood in an old farm machinery barn, behind which he found her litter.
“There is absolutely no way I would have found these kittens without this cat’s help,” he said. “She was a huge distance away from the garden she had first been found in, and was clearly doing all she could to lead me to her kittens.”
The four severely dehydrated kittens were revived at the RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre, “where they will stay until they are all fit, healthy and old enough to be rehomed.”