Cat in active labor found abandoned with newborn kittens in box in New England

A cat who was in active labor was found abandoned in a box Thursday in New Hampshire, according to the Sullivan County Humane Society.Shelter officials said the cat had already given birth to five kittens when she was found, and two of the newborns had died.“Please do not abandon animals. More so, please do not abandon a mom with her kittens who clearly are in need of emergency care. We know that COVID has taken a toll on us all, but there are resources here in our hometown. If you need help please reach out,” the shelter wrote in a Facebook post. The cat was severely dehydrated, had a very high body temperature and was anemic, officials said. After she was stabilized, she underwent an emergency C-section and three more kittens were removed, though two of them also died. The four surviving kittens were moved to a foster home to be bottle-fed and are eating well, according to the humane society.The cat, who was nicknamed Sugar, underwent a blood transfusion and is being cared for at Springfield Animal Hospital. Sugar’s condition continues to improve, according to the humane society. Care for the cat and her kittens has resulted in thousands of dollars of veterinarian bills. The humane society is seeking donations to help with the cost. Donations can be sent via PayPal to sullivanhumane@hotmail.com, mailed to PO Box 111 in Claremont (03743) or called into Springfield Animal Hospital at 802-885-2505.

A cat who was in active labor was found abandoned in a box Thursday in New Hampshire, according to the Sullivan County Humane Society.

Shelter officials said the cat had already given birth to five kittens when she was found, and two of the newborns had died.

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“Please do not abandon animals. More so, please do not abandon a mom with her kittens who clearly are in need of emergency care. We know that COVID has taken a toll on us all, but there are resources here in our hometown. If you need help please reach out,” the shelter wrote in a Facebook post.

The cat was severely dehydrated, had a very high body temperature and was anemic, officials said. After she was stabilized, she underwent an emergency C-section and three more kittens were removed, though two of them also died.

The four surviving kittens were moved to a foster home to be bottle-fed and are eating well, according to the humane society.

The cat, who was nicknamed Sugar, underwent a blood transfusion and is being cared for at Springfield Animal Hospital. Sugar’s condition continues to improve, according to the humane society.

Care for the cat and her kittens has resulted in thousands of dollars of veterinarian bills. The humane society is seeking donations to help with the cost. Donations can be sent via PayPal to sullivanhumane@hotmail.com, mailed to PO Box 111 in Claremont (03743) or called into Springfield Animal Hospital at 802-885-2505.