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Covered with Kittens. Mia's Story.

On March 31, 2014 my rescue was blessed to gain 5 new foster kittens when their mom, Mia gave birth. It's been such a hectic kitten season, with calls and emails coming in almost daily, that I haven't had a chance to properly introduce you to Mia or our little wards.

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Dirty, scared, pregnant. We didn't know if we could even help Mia or if she was feral or worse, sick with Feline Leukemia. Thankfully Mia wasn't sick and was not aggressive so we could get her out of danger.

“Mama-Mia” delivered quite the wild combination of kittens. It was if we had almost one in every color combination there were so many variants. Instead of trying to give them a group name, I asked a few dear friends to each name a kitten. Their names are as varied as the kittens are.

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Under the sink, about to POP!

Without further adieu, here is our family.


Mia came out of a VERY dangerous situation. She was living off scraps at an apartment complex. A woman was feeding her, but she knew the management of the facility was going to put out poison to get rid of all the strays. When we got the call, we knew she might not be very friendly and she might be very pregnant. We can't provide for a feral mom cat with our limited space for fostering, but if she was a cat we could work with we decided we HAD to do something.

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Mia checks out her new foster mom.

Mia was a filthy mess, but relatively healthy. Being a long-haired cat and me being a sucker for long-haired cats made it a lot easier for me to say yes to taking her on. Our Foster Mom, Moe only had Mia for a few days before she went into labor. We feared she would prematurely deliver because she was so stressed being trapped, transported and around humans she didn't know. We also expected some of the kittens to not make it. Thankfully every one got through the first few weeks and are still doing quite well.

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. March 31, 2014. Happy Birth Day kittens!

We hope that Mia will be open to being more socialized after the kittens are weaned and we can spay her. I don't know how much she'll change after her hormones are not so strong, but we'll give her every chance we can to become an adoptable kitty.

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Proud mama feels safe under the bathroom sink in the cabinet. It's never been said our rescue isn't flexible about keeping our mamas happy.

Woody Jackson

Woody got his name from our dear friend, Mickey. If you've read my posts in the past, you know she was the mom to our beloved cat, Jackson Galaxy. Jackson died a few days before Woody was born. Mickey wanted to honor both her dear cat AND the artist, Woody Jackson, who painted the famous cows you see on the cartons of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (Woody's fur looks like cow hide). Mickey works with artists and lives in Vermont. Ben & Jerry's is a big part of their community.

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Woody a few days old.

Woody is growing into the perfect namesake for Mickey's cat. He's got sass. He's silly. He loves people and he's only a few weeks old.


Foster Mom Moe named our dilute calico Ivy. She's sweet and charming and her face will melt the coldest heart. She's a mama's girl and a little spitfire. There has yet to be a photo of her that doesn't make me smile or laugh. Whoever adopts her will be very lucky.

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Ivy and the giant pom pom.


Fernando was my choice. Of course if his mom is Mama-Mia, he had to be named after an ABBA song. 'Nando is a real card with stylish white markings on his black coat.

©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Fernando heard the drums..and it woke him up.

Lil' Snickers

He should be called "heartbreaker" because he's got such charm and an easy demeanor that everyone loves him. Look at that face. What's not to love?

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Will you accept this cutie?

Snickers was named by another dear friend of ours, Chris C., in honor of her soul-cat of the same name. Chris loves black and white kitties and has two of her own. She's also a really really cool person if you ever get the chance to meet her when she's not busy ruling the world or watching The Bachelor and cracking jokes about it with me.

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Woody and Snickers share a nap.


Torties are adorable, but I have to say that Greta is one of the cutest I've ever seen. We asked our uber-cat-mama & friend Ingrid King, who has two famous torties, Allegra and Ruby to choose the name for this kitten. I think it suits her perfectly because Greta is a little lady and will one day grow into a great beauty.

©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Who's going to be a little troublemaker?

The kittens are 7 weeks old. Between helping 4 pregnant cats find a rescue, helping adult cats find a new home and trying to find homes for the kittens already in our program, I seemed to have forgotten to do something…

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. A mother's job is never done.

We need to be able to cover the costs for the vetting on this family AND the new family (Celeste & 4 kittens) we just rescued last week. We can't continue to save lives without you being part of our team. Not including food, litter or toys, we need about $1700.00 to provide the basics for our two litters of kittens and their moms (11 cats total).

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Moe isn't going to give up on Mia. There have been some trying days but our goal is to get Mia to trust again and find her place with a new family one day.

We have food donated and some toys, so we just need funds for vetting. These funds won't be enough to cover any emergencies, medicine or anything fancy but if we have the basics covered, it will make a big difference!

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Mia's amazing family. Can you help get them to the next part of their journey? They need to be vetted soon!

To maximize every contribution (instead of directing you to a fundraising site where THEY TAKE A CUT of every donation), we’re asking you simply go to and press the Donate button which will take you directly to PayPal (who also takes a small fee). Once we reach our target, I will update this post and end the fundraiser. Make sure you BOOKMARK this post so you can see our UPDATES!

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If you'd like to mail us a check, checks can be made out to: Kitten Associates and mailed to: P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354. Our Tax ID number is: 27-3597652. Your donation is tax deductible. See your tax adviser for details.

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©2014 Foster Mom Moe. Ivy says please let your friends know that if everyone donates the price of a cup of coffee, it will add up to a wonderful donation. Personally, I also think Ivy has had enough coffee (joking! no caffeine for cats!).


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