The three kittens saved from likely imminent death in Cormack Sunday weren’t the only ones removed from the area in the last few days.
On Monday, some friends out for an afternoon drive in the town say they also found three black cats along the roadside near the intersection of Larch Avenue and Tamarack Drive.
Tamara Murphy of Pasadena was one of those in the car. She said a cat ran in front of their vehicle and then they noticed more in the woods nearby.
They figured the cats didn’t have somewhere better to be because it looked like they had a little spot made for themselves in the woods.
“We knew we had to act fast because they were shivering, cold and hungry,” she said.
The cats were taken to the Kitty Academy Rescue and Adoption service located in Corner Brook.
It’s unclear if these three cats, estimated to be about six months old, are related to the three younger kittens found in the Cormack area Sunday. Those kittens were estimated to only be between 10 and 12 weeks old.
Murphy thought one of the cats was older than the other two because it was bigger. It turns out it’s a male, which are often larger than females.
Nicole Marsden, who operates Kitty Academy Rescue and Adoption, said the cats were thin, tired and cold, not to mention ravenous when brought to her.
“They were so hungry they were going crazy to get food and water,” she said.
Marsden estimated the cats to be at least six months old because they all have their adult teeth.
The cats will soon be seen by a veterinarian, and fundraisers are being planned and donations accepted to cover the costs of caring for these cats until they can become pets for someone, Marsden said.
“They will be getting lots of TLC until they are ready to be adopted,” she said.