Topaz came to us at the end of June as her owner was struggling to cope with her care - Topaz was heavily pregnant so we made her a comfortable pod in our quiet Hurle cattery, complete with birthing box.

Just two weeks later she gave birth to six healthy kittens - 4 girls and 2 boys.

When we take in a pregnant mum, we commit to helping through the whole birth and weaning, so Topaz was with us for four months before she was ready to find a home of her own. She was adopted at the end of October and we will be bringing you news of how she is settling in very soon.

Of course, we also had six more hungry mouths to feed! But we like to arrange adoption as quickly as possible, and all six kittens found homes quickly. 

Tabitha, Tilly, Triss, Taffy, Todd and Toby were just six of 39 kittens born on site this year.