Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition pulled Sugarplum out of the city shelter just as the tabby cat was preparing to give birth to her litter of kittens. The foster volunteer had hardly had time to prepare a birthing box when the labor began, and the tabby’s four kittens arrived on Christmas Eve, just hours after she had arrived at her foster home.
A tremendously attentive mother, Sugarplum attended to the needs of her kittens constantly, grooming, cuddling, and feeding them all day and all night. Her foster family made sure to check in often to ensure the nurturing mom was getting the nourishment and breaks she needed.
Because of their birthday, the foster volunteers gave the kittens names that one might traditionally hear associated with Christmas. The three tabby kittens, who resemble their mother, became Jingle, Crumpet, and Frosty. The all-black baby has the ironic name: Snowball.
All of the kittens are healthy and beautiful, thanks in no small part to their mother’s consistent care and attention. When they are ready for adoption the rescue plans to find them homes in pairs. At that point, it will be Sugarplum’s turn. The rescue will ensure she is vetted and spayed, and will then get a great home for her where she can share the abundance of love she has to offer.