Shauna was in active labor when she was rescued from life as a street cat. Complications during the labor resulted in the survival of only one kitten. Shane, the survivor, was a lucky little guy. He had a foster mom to feed him when Shauna’s milk was unavailable due to the complications, and he had an exceptionally attentive feline mom to dote on him and fulfill every other need.
Human and feline nursemaids teamed up to ensure Shane’s best chance at survival. Foster volunteer, Susie, stepped up to take over the round-the-clock feeding schedule for the tiny feline infant while Shauna tirelessly and relentlessly watched over the two of them.
Immediately following each feeding session, she would take her tiny progeny from Susie’s hand and carry him back to her nest to resume his care. Shauna was discovered to have an intestinal infection, and following medication, she clearly felt much better and was able to devote even more attention to baby Shane, which triggered purring in him for the first time.
By the time her kitten was about three weeks old, Shauna’s milk arrived and she was able to take over the feeding responsibilities from Susie. She could finally be the mom she wanted to be and the little feline family, though grateful for help from their foster mom, could say goodbye to bottle-feeding. Mama and baby both continued to grow progressively stronger and Shauna forged ahead to teach Shane the intricacies of being a cat – as any good cat mom would do.