Cici cat appeared at a home in Jemez Springs in 2018. She seemed healthy and friendly and the homeowners fed her outside since they could not let her in their home because of their other cats. They hoped by feeding her they were helping her. Cici found a relatively safe place to hide from predators under their home, and soon she gave birth to five kittens. The homeowners did not realize JVAA would help them, and so they just let the kittens stay and grow with Cici with no medical attention for any of them.
In the spring of 2019 when they realized Cici was probably pregnant again their friend suggested calling JVAA. Unfortunately, on the day before JVAA was going to bring her to a foster home found for her to give birth in, Cici gave birth in an unknown location!
JVAA could not relocate her, since no one knew where the kittens were and they would die without her. Ultimately, after about 7 weeks the kittens were big enough to come out and get food from the homeowners with Cici. The homeowners contacted JVAA and helped trap the 5 youngest kittens. Cici and these 5 kittens were relocated to a foster home where the kittens were eventually tamed with Cici’s help. Once the five kittens were tame enough to be adopted, they were transferred to a larger rescue to find forever homes. Cici was sad without them, but JVAA found her a wonderful home with a couple that just loves her!
The five kittens born in 2018 were all trapped by the homeowner in 2019 and with JVAA’s help were taken in for “trap, neuter, release” back to the home they know. During the TNR they are tested for any disease and also vaccinated.
Please call JVAA if you see an unowned cat or dog in your area, we can help get them veterinarian care and get them fixed to stop the overpopulation in our area!