For the past few weeks, I have been following the story of a feral cat in B.C. Canada. An organization called Tiny Kittens works to trap, neuter and release (TNR) feral cats in the British Columbia area and they recently caught a 6-year-old pregnant ginger female they named Evolene.
X-rays were taken shortly after capture showed that she was approximately 45 days into a pregnancy that usually lasts around 60 days. Evolene was horribly malnourished, infested with fleas and parasites, suffering from severe dental issues, and only a few weeks away from delivery what could have easily been her 18th litter of kittens. She was in bad shape. Now, 20 days later, she has put on 2 pounds, been treated for parasites, is warm, safe, and comfortable in the care of the operator of the rescue group, awaiting the birth of her kittens.