New Mother Cat Miso Adopts a Kitten into Her Family

Look at that little face! And we have a heartwarming story to go with these adorable photos.

In late October, Alley Cat Allies’ latest veterinary grant to Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue in Oklahoma started providing care for new mother cat Miso and her kittens Bisque, Butternut, Chowder, Noodle, and Bouillon. But even with a full house of five kittens, it turns out Miso had room for one more!

When a tiny tortie kitten was found without her mother (remember, if neonatal kittens outdoors are with their mother, Leave Them Be), she was placed in Miso’s care. It was hoped that Miso wouldn’t mind, since the new kitten is the same age as her litter. Miso did even better: she took the kitten in as one of her own right away!

Minestrone when she was first found.

Alley Cat Allies asked our supporters to name the kitten to match her family and, after some adorable deliberation, we decided to call her Minestrone! She is fitting in perfectly with her adoptive mom and siblings, and they continue to receive foster care and treatment thanks to our supporters like you. As of today, the kittens are a little over 3 weeks old and will still need mom’s care for weeks to come. Learn more about the milestones of 3-week-old kittens and the care they need to thrive.

Give Early for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, November 28, is a day of generosity when compassionate people give to the causes they most believe in. We know saving the lives of cats and kittens matters deeply to you, so we hope you’ll participate this year by supporting Alley Cat Allies.

And it’s not too early to give–every gift right now will be matched to make double the impact.

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Talk to Your Family About Cats This Thanksgiving

The holiday season is all about connecting with friends, family and community. There’s no better time to talk to the people in your life about cats, humane programs like Trap-Neuter-Return, and how we can ALL do our part to protect cats and kittens!

We can help get the conversation going.