Massachusetts cat and her kittens are recovering after being found in a woodpile

A two-year-old calico cat and her kittens in Massachusetts are recovering at Animal Rescue League of Boston after being found living in a woodpile off Quartermaster Drive in South Yarmouth.

Kitten recovering at ARL (ARL photo)
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Juliet was found covered in ticks and she also has a heart murmur. Although she is friendly, her five kittens will need socialization before they can be adopted to a forever home.

The entire little family has received their vaccinations along with flea and tick treatment. After they’re deemed healthy enough and spayed/neutered they’ll all be looking for their forever homes.

Due to the longer season of warm weather, many rescues and shelters are still reeling over a longer and busier kitten season. It’s fortunate Juliet and her little family were found before the New England winter hits full force.

The ARL has locations in Brewster, Dedham, and Boston. Please call ARL’s Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center at 508-255-1030 if you see cats or kittens living in a dangerous situation in the area.

It’s not uncommon at all for kittens to be taken by their mother to a place the mother deems safe. Always check around areas on your property before moving things around or doing any work. Woodpiles, under houses and under porches are just three places a mother cat is likely to hide her children.

If you find kittens and don’t know what to do, please reach out to your local Humane Society or ask around on social media for the name of a local cat rescue and ask them for advice. This is yet another reason to support cat rescues in your area. You never know when you may need their help.

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