Zoya is a 5 year old girl to be giving birth alone on the streets. Her age and temperament indicate that she was likely abandoned by her owners and ended up taking up residence behind some apartments where she gave birth to 3 kittens in the early spring- she raised them outside and found herself pregnant again when they were about 4-5 months old (they have since come into our program as Berty, Belize, Brazil- and we managed to catch dad Brees as well!). She was friendly enough to get scooped up by SCAT and taken in to give birth to her four (all adopted) kittens in a safe space. While she had some challenging aggression during the first couple weeks with SCAT- likely due to pregnancy and post birth hormone changes- she has been a complete sweetheart with no concerns about aggression since her kittens were a few weeks old. Her foster is able to scoop her up in her arms and snuggle her face into her fur and she is completely content! Her unique personality post babies has really shone through to show that she is a very loving and wonderful cat.
While we would not recommend Zoya go into a home with small children because of her past history she should be able to go into a home with teenage or slightly younger children with good cat manners. Zoya’s babies were all adopted right at 8 weeks of age and she has been waiting for her turn ever since- please help this mom finally have a safe and secure home all her own who will love her the way she’s always deserved!