A fund to help give treatment to a “miracle” kitten- who gave birth herself aged just seven months - has been launched by Northampton Cats Protection.
Tabby cat Grace is the still only an adolescent in feline terms, but last week the young stray gave birth to six kittens.
She had been taken in at Northampton Cats Protection (NCP) and following the birth of her litter, she became extremely ill with what vets described as one of the worst cases of mastitis they had ever seen.
Now NCP has started a fund to help Grace’s veterinary costs, which they say could be into the thousands.
Publicity co-ordinator for the NCP, Diana Johnson, said: “Grace is truly amazing and she is a miracle to have survived.
“Thanks due to the vet’s treatments and the care of our fostering officer she has started to improve but still has a way to go.
“However, the veterinary costs of her treatment are particularly high so we are launching this appeal to help our ever-diminishing funds.”
Sadly two of the kittens have died, but the remaining four are showing signs of improvement.
Donations can be made to the Amazing Grace appeal online via www.justgiving.com/HelpGraceGetBetter.
Alternatively donations can also be made by texting GRAC99 £5 to 70070, or a cheque can be made payable to Northampton Cats Protection, PO Box 5522, Northampton NN4 8ZP