Heavily pregnant and terribly scrawny she is found on the streets of Washington D.C already in labor.
The Humane Rescue Alliance of Washington D.C plucked a pregnant stray cat off the streets earlier this year. They needed to move fast as she was going into labor. The main problem being it could be a difficult one as she was only skin and bone and way too young to be pregnant. They would do everything they could to keep Mom and her newborn kittens alive.
However, while Mom was OK, only one of her kittens made it through the birthing process. Susie .H, a volunteer Foster Mom, took them home with her and made them as comfortable as possible. the Mom, Shauna, was still recovering from the difficult birthing process and was not producing milk.
So for the first three weeks, Susie had the job of providing the sole surviving kitten around the clock feeds.
As Shauna continued to recover something clicked inside her and she went into complete mother-mode. She kept her kitten clean and gave the little one lots of cuddles.
Whenever he wanted her she was there, whenever he cried she came running, remaining a reassuring presence in the early stages of his life.
Mom was never far from his side, making sure Shane never strayed too far from the nest, giving him constant cuddles.