Postpartum depression is a fairly common and socially accepted issue when it comes to human mothers, but few know that this can also attack animals. A clear case of this is the episode that Misty went through, a kitten who lost her entire kitten after she could not recover from the pain of abandonment and the stress of giving birth.
But now, this kitten has become the surrogate mother of a kitten that she adopted as her own.
Life has given her the opportunity to be a mom again.
Misty is a 3-year-old kitten who was rescued from the streets by Kathy Stankiewicz, a volunteer with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Nevada, United States.
When he found her, the child was pregnant and with serious injuries to her legs, after the care, the infection could be controlled and in a few days, Misty had become a new mother.
A great joy for everyone in the refuge.
The delivery was somewhat complicated, but this girl was able to give life to all her kittens. Unfortunately, Misty fell ill within days of giving birth due to stress and her notorious weakness and her pups could not bear the distance from their mother.
All the kittens died, while their mommy was fighting for her life. This situation was very sad and distressing for the kitten.
Misty regained her health, but has had to bear the pain of loss
A few weeks ago, Kathy found a newborn kitten on the street and decided to rescue him. With the arrival of the feline to the residence, a feeling of motherhood emerged in the heartbroken Misty.
She accepted it as if it were hers. He walked over and started stroking him, “Kathy told him.
Misty took the kitten under her wing and Kathy decided to name it Sunny. The feline was a bit reluctant at first, but little by little he has gotten used to the warmth and protection of that stranger who has become his new mommy.
Now Sunny doesn’t want to get away from her.
Misty has started breastfeeding him, as his loss is quite recent and he is still producing milk.
“Sunny now sees her as her real mom. It wasn’t love at first sight, but there is acceptance and now it’s like Misty has brought it into the world. I was so excited to have a kitten to take care of again, ”said Kathy.
Thanks to the care of mom Misty this kitten is already thriving and is adding kilos and energy. In addition, his fur looks more beautiful every day and he looks happy next to his new mommy.
Misty had lost her children, but life gave her a new kitten in which to overflow all that motherly love. For Kathy, it is a true miracle, because Sunny is also helping the cat overcome all her stress problems and hopes that together they will succeed.
Fate brought them together to become a great team and Kathy is part of this miracle, shares the story, and thanks to all the rescuers who make us witnesses to these happy endings.