Mia lived in an auto parts store. When the owner of the store found that she was pregnant, he decided he didn’t want her anymore, and he left her at a local vet’s office. Someone who worked for the vet kept Mia – and the five babies she gave birth to – on their porch until the shelter manager could find someone (that would be us) to take them.
On May 19, 2005, they came to stay with us ’til the kittens were grown enough to be spayed and neutered and offered up for adoption. Mia – the mother – was very protective of her babies. She was okay around the humans, but if she saw another adult cat she’d fly into super-protective mode. She never actually made contact with our cats, but I am sure that if she ever had, she would have ripped them to shreds.
On July 5, 2005, Mia got very sick, culminating in her needing to be put to sleep. You can read about that here.
In mid-July 2005, Mia’s babies – Peanut, Flossie, Edgar, Oy, and Snoopy -went to the pet store. They were all adopted pretty quickly.
You can read about Mia and her babies beginning with this entry (there are links at the top or bottom of each entry; click on the one on the right to take you to the next one).
I took a lot of pictures of Mia and her babies. You can see them all here.