Mother cats will abandon their newborns if they’re not strong enough to survive. That’s exactly what happened in 2017 to a 30-day-old calico kitten, the runt of the litter who found herself without a home or a family.
Fortunately, an Imgur user named Alan found this kitten and brought her home. But the story doesn’t end there, because caring for a new kitten is much harder than Alan ever anticipated. Can he manage to save this calico’s life?
But why would a mother abandon her kitten in the first place?
Mama Cat Abandons Her Kitten
Feral cats have strong maternal instincts. But they will abandon some kittens out of fear for the rest of their litter. Since kittens have to fight for milk, small or sickly ones don’t have the strength to survive.
As a result, a tiny calico kitten found herself alone in the summer of 2017. Her mom had a large litter, and the calico, being unusually tiny, couldn’t receive the nourishment she needed.