One woman drove nearly 10 hours to rescue a cat and saved her precious kittens just in time.
Harmony the cat and its kitten
A cat named Harmony lived on the streets of downtown Haliburton, Ontario, Canada all her life and made friends with some locals along the way. When they found she was pregnant, they tried to get her to safety.
Cailey Seymour, founder of Dorset Rescue Kittens, received multiple calls about the elusive cat. “A group of people tried unsuccessfully to catch them for a few weeks, so I made it my mission to rescue them,” Cailey told Love Meow.
She borrowed a handcrafted fall trap from a fellow rescue worker, Minden Cat Angels, and made the long walk to the site. “When I got there, Harmony was nowhere to be seen. We walked around and set up the trap that was lying on the floor with nothing but food.”
The cat appeared in the alley for a brief moment, but ran away when it saw the trap. “We had probably 15 locals encouraging us because they had been trying to catch them for a while.”
After waiting about 30 minutes, but with no success, Cailey decided to try something. “I played a video of the crying kitten, trapped it, and within 15 seconds she was running.”
Harmony the cat
They were able to secure the cat and take it to a foster home. It was a long but rewarding day knowing that Harmony was finally safe. “I drove 10 hours in one day to catch them – four hours there, four hours back with a couple of stops,” Cailey told Love Meow.
Two days later they were met with a nice surprise.
Harmony gave birth to four healthy kittens (three girls and one boy) in their foster home. The little ones cared for a storm with their doting mother who attended to all of their needs. Slowly but surely, Harmony came out of her shell and warmed up for her carer.
“If I had left just a few days later, she would have given birth outside and increased the wild population.”
“She’s very cute, even though she’s been put inside for the first time in her life.”
In the first few weeks Harmony provided undivided attention and all the love she could give her precious four. She kept her kittens well fed and cared for and made sure they were out of trouble.
The kittens grew abundant in weight and fluff. Once they figured out how to use their legs, they used them and started exploring.
Feline siblings Leanne, Brittany, Halli, and Banksy get more playful and mischievous as they step into the wild kitten phase.
While they are wrestling with each other or scurrying around the room, Mama Harmony is always around and watches over them.
“We’d love to see Harmony adopted with one of her kittens. She was a great mom and teaches her well. They follow her around and are often all cuddled together,” Cailey shared with Love Meow.
Harmony the cat and its kitten
Harmony will likely always be a bit calm and shy of new people, but deep down, it craves attention and affection.
“There is no mean bone in her body and she will make an incredible companion for the right person or people.”
Thanks to the timely rescue, the small family of five thrives as a house cat. In a couple of weeks they will be ready to search for their happy ages.
“All five of these cats are fully screened and placed in the best homes for what they deserve.”
Share this story with your friends. Follow updates on Harmony and her kittens and Dorset Rescue Kittens on Facebook and Instagram.
Related Story: Stray cat wouldn’t leave its only kitten behind after being found hidden between sheets of plywood