We have seen an outpouring of support from fosters, adopters and donors wanting to step up and help animals during this unprecedented time. But today, we also wanted to share some more great work from our community!

We received a call from a resident from our service area about a pregnant community cat. Since we are temporarily slowing intake to honor the Illinois Shelter in Place order, we asked the caller if she could foster the mama cat if we helped with supplies. We were delighted when Michelle and her family said “yes!”

“Now, more than ever, we are asking the community to help increase our capacity for care,” states Sara Cordevant, Intake, Diversion and Networking Manager. “This mama cat will have an easier time giving birth outside of the shelter, and since the finder was willing to foster, the transition will be easy.”

Armed with a crate, carrier, food, litter and litterbox, Michelle is prepared to care for the mama cat for the next few weeks–through whelping, nursing and weaning. Once the kittens are old enough, they will be available for adoption. The mama cat has a home right where she is and will be spayed through our Community Cat Program.

Thank you, Michelle and family, for stepping up to help this mama cat birth and care for her babies!