Every day, a pair of inseparable young kittens wait at the window of their shelter room for a loving family to come along and decide to adopt them permanently, but only if they are brought into a home together.
Thanks to a group of volunteers from the Boyd’s Cove TNR Project, Xeno and Ripley arrived at the Exploits Valley SPCA shelter in Canada at the end of September.
The kittens were just 4 pounds and roughly a year old, but what made them even more remarkable was that they were part of an adorable litter of eight cats.
Fortunately, the gorgeous women were able to nurture their children in a huge room with plenty of comforts, blankets, and toys. Both kittens have always been extremely close, to the point where they do all of their activities together and nurture their eight young together.
Sarah MacLeod, a volunteer at the shelter, told The Dodo:
“They’re inseparable sisters who wander about with their tails dangling.”
The lovely feline family is doing well, but both moms recognize that raising such a large litter requires teamwork. The infants needed to grow a bit more, so the caregivers at the shelter decided to keep them alone in a room so they could continue to develop. Both parents entirely share their offspring; any one of the eight newborns, or even all eight, can be feeding on one of them in minutes.
The cats are also so close together that it’s impossible to identify which baby belongs to which mum, yet Xeno and Ripley seem OK with it.
When they set aside the responsibilities of being a responsible mother, they frequently sit by the window of their room, trying to draw attention to themselves. They sit for many minutes at this location, staring at passers-by in the hopes of finding a potential adoption.
Sarah continued, ”
“They like seeing down the hall via the glass door. They are enthralled by the people and the attention!”
Despite the fact that several of their infants have already been adopted, none of the moms have received a single application.
Sarah had this to say:
“At this moment, Xeno and Ripley do not have any applications. Even though they are the size of a cat, they have been the best mothers to all eight kids.”
Both kittens, on the other hand, are ready to leave mom behind and seek a loving permanent family.
They will continue to greet everyone passers-by through the glass of their enclosure, waiting for their desire to come true.