At just a year old, Mary, Mungo and Midge’s mum Boo found herself all alone and pregnant.

Thankfully, a kind couple noticed the stray’s expanding tummy as she drifted between gardens in the hunt for food, and took her in.

A day later she gave birth to her three precious kittens in a spare room of the house, and the feline family was soon brought to our rehoming centre in Cambridge for the care both litter and mum needed.

Mary, Mungo and Midge lying down looking up at camera.
Mary, Mungo and Midge were born in a kind member of the public's house and then brought to Blue Cross.

Sarah Bates, Rehoming and Operational Supervisor at the centre, said: “Boo wasn’t underweight but hadn’t had any flea treatment and was a little bit nervous. Apart from that, she was very happy to be somewhere safe with her kittens. She was only young herself.

“If she hadn’t been taken in by the couple she would have had no choice but to have the kittens outside, and without human contact, they wouldn’t have been as lovely as they are, or could potentially not be here at all.” 

Once the kittens were old enough to be weaned, we found a loving home for Boo. Due to her lovely nature, we believe that she lived in a home previously, but with no microchip, her owner can never be traced.

Two of the kittens play
Once they were old enough, our Cambridge centre found the kittens loving homes.

And at eight weeks old, it was her litter’s turn to begin their new lives.

“They were your typical kittens; very playful and very loving. We knew it wouldn’t take us long to find them homes,” added Sarah.

Each year, Blue Cross cares for hundreds of unwanted or stray kittens and their mums. Having cats neutered not only prevents unexpected litters, but it also reduces the likelihood of them straying and picking up diseases.

Two of the kittens sit on a play tower in the cattery

— Page last updated 23/08/2019