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Three Frightened Orphans, Desperately In Need Of A Mothers Love, Soon Find They Are No Longer Alone!

Hunkering down during the Coronavirus pandemic, when she learned about three tiny orphans needing a foster home she jumped at the chance to take them in!

Kelly’s Place, an animal rescue group located in San Pablo, California recently rescued three frightened orphans, tiny kittens who had somehow become abandoned by, or separated from their Mom.

The babies were far too young to go it alone, they had no one else to turn to. So Kelly’s Place resued the little cuties and began searching for a foster parent to care for them until they were old enough to be re-homed.

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About the same time Kendal Benken was hunkering down at home during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak. An animal lover she happened to be on Facebook when she saw a post regarding the tiny orphans and jumped at the chance to take them in.

Kendal had previous experience fostering puppies and kittens so she was approved by Kelly’s Place in no time.

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“The COVID-19 outbreak hit, and I was sheltering at home,” Kendal told The Dodo.

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Left on her own the only thing she was going to do is deteriorate.

After losing her only source of love and companionship she clung to her rescuers refusing to let go.

“I was looking for something to do. Who doesn’t enjoy cute little kittens? I saw it as a great opportunity.”

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The kittens had little to no experience of a mother’s love and care, so Kendal tried to fill that void.

However, she was to soon find out she wasn’t the only one to fall in love with them and want to take care of them.

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Her Labrador mix, a 105-pound love bug, Truvy, was instantly smitten with the tiny trio and more than willing to take on the motherly role.

“It’s so funny when I brought them in she was immediately like, ‘Let me at ’em,’” Benken said. “She took to them immediately. They’re her babies.”

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The giant dog helps them grow up strong and never lets the kittens out of her sight. She sits next to them, watches their every move, and cleans them constantly.

“When I was trying to get the feedings done I’d have to put her out of the room, she would try to manage me,” Benken said.

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“When I’d let her back in, she would run over, check them, clean them and smell them. She has taken such ownership of them. She takes that role very seriously.”

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“She will guard them, stand in front of them and push the other dogs out of the way.”

If another dog gets their nose in there while she’s cleaning the kittens, she will snap at the other dogs. She will give them a stern warning they are hers,” Kendal said.

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Kendal adopted Truvy from a shelter in Texas when she was 5 weeks old.

“She’s always been good with the fosters I’ve brought in. She’s extremely patient.”

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“I find it interesting she has such a strong motherly instinct [since] she’s never had puppies, she was spayed at 6 months old. For whatever reason, she has it.”

“I think it is sweet.”

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Its great news that the three orphans, Ed, Prissy, and Louie, will soon be ready for their forever homes.

“Truvy will be sad when they do go, but I hope to replace them with a new litter we can foster,” said Kendal.

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“It’s win-win: Truvy gets to be a mama, and the kittens get exposure to dogs.”

‘It makes them more adoptable.’

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‘They’re not afraid of her. She’s always gentle and kind.”

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