Animal rescue pros come across all kinds of situations that average folks just can’t wrap their heads around.
It’s all in a day’s work as they continually help our four-legged friends in need.
Of course, those situations can come up in the most unexpected ways from time to time…
Such was the case when One By One Animal Advocates and The Paws Squad arrived at a local animal shelter in West Virginia to pick up a dog and a cat they planned to take into their care.
When they arrived, however, they heard a rather distinct sound that wasn’t coming from inside the shelter.
Paws Squad volunteer Robin Kilgore investigated, and she quickly realized the meow sound was coming from a cardboard box near the shelter.
The box was soaked through and in bad shape, and the sound coming from within was sad, pitiable, and desperate.
Robin quickly opened it and discovered that inside of the box was a mama cat and her scared, hungry kittens.
That in and of itself was a heartbreaking sight but there was something else:
Due to the poor conditions, the mama cat was doing her best to provide shelter, comfort, and nourishment for three adorable kittens.
The cardboard box was completely soaked, and the same held true for the felines inside.
Mom was really just trying to keep them all warm, so they could survive! But it was a losing battle and Robin knew it immediately.
So, without a moment to lose, the rescue workers scooped them all up and brought them inside.
They were quickly dried off and provided with a real bed at the shelter, and mama anxiously stood guard over her offspring.
The volunteers would name the mom Gypsie, and her three boys were christened with the names Panda, Cheddar, and Velveeta.
Blessedly, they’re all doing just fine at the shelter, but volunteers are hoping that they’ll find a forever home before too long.
Hopefully, someone will grab all four of them, as it doesn’t look like Gypsie has any interest in being separated from her boys.
And really, who would want to separate a mother from her children?
Maybe you’ll be the one to give this wonderful family a loving home!