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Feral Paws Rescue: Mama Rosa


FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andFeral Paws Rescue

by Lupe Gore

Feral Paws Rescue Group in Fresno will be sharing some of their animal rescue adventures with us now every month. Check out KRL’s article about Feral Paws to learn more about them. Lupe Gore is a FPRG volunteer.

Last month, Feral Paws Rescue received a call from the CCSPCA Shelter to rescue several kittens, mostly Torties, which they did. The kittens were brought to their main rescue location. At the same time, there was a dilute Tortie female who had been at the shelter along with her kittens. The kittens had already been taken from her by the shelter staff, and the Rescue was not informed what happened to them; we can only pray they went out to a foster home rather than being killed at the shelter.

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Feral Paws Rescue knew they also needed to save the life of this grieving mother whose babies had been taken from her. She was a small cat herself, maybe a year old (the shelter didn’t determine her age). So Feral Paws Rescue saved her, brought her to their main rescue and named her Rosa. Feeling so sorry for her, she was given a special kennel of her own, some special food and a pink collar with a silk rose on it, donated by a volunteer.

Since her arrival at Feral Paws Rescue, Rosa has shown that she is happiest when being held and loved. One time when she was out of her kennel and being held, she noticed there were kittens in a nearby kennel and wanted to get to them.

Now, of the other kittens saved from the shelter, one repeatedly tried to get out of the kitten kennel so, again feeling sorry for Rosa, it was decided that this Tortie kitten would be put in the same space as Rosa. Immediately her mood changed to happiness and she became a loving surrogate mother to this little one who is now around three months old. Of course, when the kittens are fully vetted and neutered, they will be available for adoption. As for Rosa, the initial plans were for her to be adopted out also, but knowing her motherly instinct, she may just remain at the Rescue for a while to take care of more kittens who will come in the future!

You can learn more about Feral Paws on their website.

Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section & watch for more stories from Feral Paws every other month. Advertise in KRL and 10% of your advertising fees can go to Feral Paws.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dash Kitten Crew
Twitter: @whskr
July 25, 2017 at 12:49pm

OoooooH we can hope the kittens were OK but sadly maybe not.

Good luck Rosa, may your future be a happy one and may your sadness soon be a thing of the distant past.
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2 Dash Kitten Crew
Twitter: @whskr
July 25, 2017 at 12:50pm

OoooooH we can hope the kittens were OK but sadly maybe not.

Good luck Rosa, may your future be a happy one and may your sadness soon be a thing of the distant past.

* High Paw to you Rosa *
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3 Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens
Twitter: @my3lilkittens
July 26, 2017 at 8:55am

She is such a gorgeous girl. God has great plans for her for sure!!!!!!!
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4 Shelby Gottschalk July 26, 2017 at 12:30pm

Rosa is beautiful! Adoption is something I’m passionate about as well. <3
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5 Joely Smith
Twitter: @FashionBeyond40
July 26, 2017 at 12:53pm

OMG so many tears!!! I am SO THANKFUL that kind people at the shelter took her in gave her a name and her own friend to take care of! Rosa is an amazing kitty who would be wonderful in any loving home! You can just tell by the way SHE having NOT been nurtured at a young age is so loving and nurturing to other kitties!
I wish I could give her a home!!
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6 Lola The Rescued Cat
Twitter: @lola_rescuedcat
July 26, 2017 at 3:15pm

Rosa sounds like she’s a very special kitty, that’s for sure. We think she has found her niche in life as a surrogate mom. Way to go, Rosa.
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7 Kamira Gayle July 26, 2017 at 3:33pm

Aww hope Rosa finds her forever home. Maybe an adopter will come in and want 2-3 cats including Rosa so then everyone wins! Such a sweetie pie.


8 Jodi M. Clock
Twitter: @askjodi
July 26, 2017 at 5:33pm

Hopefully things will turn out “pawsitively” for Rosa. It’s a journey and thank you for sharing her story.


9 Allison July 26, 2017 at 5:40pm

Rosa sounds like a sweet girl. I’m glad she found happiness in caring for kittens. Maybe one day she’ll find the same with a human family.


10 Beth July 26, 2017 at 7:02pm

Rosa sounds like a sweetheart! I’m glad she is safe now.
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11 Sweet Purrfections
Twitter: @Truffle_Brulee
July 26, 2017 at 7:12pm

What a sad and happy story about Rosa. How wonderful a shelter worked with her and is realizing what Rosa needs.
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12 Jeanne R. Melanson
Twitter: @animal_bliss
July 26, 2017 at 8:03pm

Oh, I so love this story. I’m glad Rosa is getting the chance to satisfy her nurturing instinct. I also love that the shelter will be sharing stories with you every month. That’s something to look forward to. Thanks so much!


13 Jana Rade
Twitter: @DawgBlogger
July 27, 2017 at 9:29am

Real-life stories have so much strength to move people. Sharing stories like this has a very good chance getting people involved in helping animals.
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