Mother Cat’s Depression Lifted When One Special Woman Visited

Moana finds a forever home with special woman

A mother cat, who showed signs of depression after all of her kittens left her when they were adopted from an animal control facility, blossomed when one special woman came to visit. The cat, “Moana,” was being held at the Anne Arundel County Animal Control in Maryland – she and her kittens were brought to the facility last week. Not surprisingly, the kittens quickly found homes.

Moana seemed to take the separation from her babies hard – a cat room volunteer for the shelter said,

“Before I took her out of her cage, she was sitting with her back to the door with her head down. She wouldn’t even look around at me when I spoke to her.”

Everything changed after Moana was taken to a visiting room last Wednesday – a special visitor was waiting to see her. “It was really something!” the impressed volunteer said, “She was incredibly sweet!”

It turned out that Moana knew this woman. The Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Control, Inc., recounted what had transpired with Moana and her kittens:

The woman had been caring for Moana and her kittens ever since her cousin found the little family shortly after the kittens were born. Once the kittens were old enough to be adopted, she brought everyone to AACAC, where Moana and her brood were spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Because the kittens were under 12 weeks old, they could leave immediately, but Moana had to stay a week to complete her stray hold period just to make sure an owner didn’t claim her.

The woman not only brought the family to get the care that they needed, but she came back – waiting until Moana’s stray hold period was over and deciding that the cat was destined to be with her forever.

“I kind of knew I would take her home,” admitted the woman, who came to the shelter last week to check up on the family but “started bawling” when she saw the mom cat — now renamed Luna — in a cage.

The Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Control commended the kind woman for her good deed:

Thank you, kind adopter, for saving the lives of this cat and her kittens and making sure none of them will become parents in the future. Have a great life, Luna!

Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Control on Facebook here.

(Image via Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Control Facebook page)

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.