A mother cat and her five kittens are recouping at the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center, after being discovered living in a woodpile behind a home off Quartermaster Drive in South Yarmouth.
The two-year-old calico cat named Juliet, is friendly but was covered with a number of ticks and her veterinary exam revealed a heart murmur. Despite being in the elements, Juliet’s nine-week-old kittens are healthy – however, the kittens are under-socialized.
The cats will remain under close supervision by shelter and veterinary staff and will be spayed/neutered, and microchipped before finding their forever homes sometime in the near future. The animals have also received all vaccinations and flea/tick treatments.
While several months beyond the typical mating season, ARL has seen an increase throughout its three locations in Brewster, Dedham and Boston, of homeless kittens. With another harsh New England winter upon us it’s important to get these cats off the streets and into homes.
If you notice animals in a similar situation, ARL recommends contacting your local Animal Control Officer, or ARL’s Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center at 508-255-1030.