Cybelle was a stray that we picked up last week because she was pregnant.
It is easier to keep an eye on the kittens if the mother is in a foster home for giving birth and for a few weeks afterwards. Even if the mother is feral, chances are we can socialize the kittens and have them adopted which is rarely possible in the nature.
It turned out Cybelle was once a household pet and is very tamed. She surely enjoyed being inside again with Danielle. After spending god knows how many weeks outside in the cold, stray cats do appreciate warmth.
Just a few days after being taken in, Cybelle had a miscarriage and lost her two embryios. I guess we'll never know the real reason why she miscarried but she does not seem to mind and feel very secure and happy. Her body is adjusting already and she will be sterilized at the beginning of April.
Beautiful as she is, Cybelle is up for adoption and if you are interested, I'll put you in contact with the foster family. Just call me 438 875 0748
In the cities it happens a lot that female cats do miscarry for various reason. Our means prohibit us to investigate further so we will just see that she remains healthy and get sterilized.
When I see the figures given by our local spca regarding how many kittens a male and a female can make within 5 years, I always have my doubts. Mishaps do happen and many kittens do not survive. It is not taken into consideration in the statistics circulated to scare people into having their pet fixed. Maybe it is time we use a better approach to convince pet owners of the necessity of sterilization.