The pasta family remains the largest cat family I’ve fostered – Mom with seven kittens! Mama Spaghetti’s babies were Bucatini, Pappardelle, Capellini, Vermacelli, Ziti, Gnocci, and Fusilli. I don’t remember how they arrived at the shelter, but I DO remember they stayed with me far longer than expected while the shelter used their resources to save even more cats during the busy 2017 hurricane season.
Mama Spaghetti returned to the shelter first to be spayed and adopted. Then, the kittens were delayed when Hurricane Irma hit Florida and the shelter took in many cats displaced by the storm.
As shelter space became available again, three of the kittens left for their alterations (7 at once was too much for the clinic to handle!).
Shortly after, hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and Safe Haven again stepped in to help with over a dozen cats that were airlifted the mainland. The remaining four Pasta Kittens were with me for several more weeks.
Fostering the kittens and being able to care for them at home freed up shelter space so that many more kitties could be saved from natural disasters.
Homeless cats and kittens take many different paths to arrive at foster homes. Contact an animal rescue in your area if you have the space and would like to help!