Updated: April 3, 2021 10:01:29 am
A mother’s instinct is one of the most amazing things in the world and it isn’t restricted to just humans. Recently, a mother cat in Turkey suspected something was wrong with its babies and took them to a veterinary clinic to seek help. Now, the video of the feline is going viral, as vets treated the kittens.
In a video making waves on social media, a stray feline was filmed bringing in its babies to the vet. The veterinarians in the western province of Izmir didn’t understand the feline’s motive at first. A spokesman for Karabaglar municipality said that the cat meowed for a long time after bringing in a second kitten. According to İHA, a mother cat took her two kittens to the Health Affairs Directorate’s office one day apart.
When finally the doctors and nurses checked, they noticed the kittens’ eyes were puffy and they had a problem opening them, Anka Haber reported. They called Veterinary Affairs Directorate and gave some medicine to the kittens, who were suffering from an eye infection. Soon, the vet responded to the mother’s call and the stray feline and her kittens were treated.
Watch the video here:
According to Daily Sabah, after initial care, the cats were handed to the veterinary department of the municipality where they recovered. The stray kittens and their mother were put up for adoption later. “We were familiar with this cat. She was a stray roaming nearby, and we used to give her food and water. We did not know she gave birth to kittens,” a clinic official said.
“This is the first time something like this is happening to us. We were both emotional and very happy to see that they recovered,” a was quoted by Haber Turk.
However, this is not the first time something like this has happened in the country. Earlier in April 2020 photos went viral when a mother cat rushed to a hospital to seek help.
Yavrusu biraz haylaz biri, annesi bulduğu yerde kapıp götürüyor pic.twitter.com/GYvBXt3UQz
— Merve Özcan (@ozcanmerveee) April 27, 2020
In 2019, another pregnant cat had turned up at a hospital to seek professional help to deliver babies.
— Yeni Şafak English (@yenisafakEN) September 3, 2019
They moved people on the internet around the world, who couldn’t stop praising the mother and hoped that the cats get adopted soon as a family.
Kind mother ❤
— Zokirov Sardor Zokirovich (@ZokirovSardor2) March 31, 2021
Mama knows best.♥️♥️
— Dani (@dani_danette) March 31, 2021
This is soo heartwarming! ❤️
— Juliet Nyang’ai (@nyangaij) March 31, 2021
She probably watched humans take cats there and thought to herself “maybe they’ll help my babies”?
— LunarWarlock (@KellyGillies1) March 31, 2021
Mothers are all alike whether human or otherwise.
— shabbir ahmed dar (@argusdoga) March 31, 2021
When it comes to stray animals, Turkish is the absolute best. https://t.co/UpZyPO3Byr
— David A. Limbong (@DALimbong) March 31, 2021
Cats are so smart! https://t.co/2HTOvOW7Ig
— Marisa Mona Lisa (@asiram1308) March 31, 2021
🥺💞I can’t stop watching! https://t.co/mQMoATyVAc
— LS Walts (@LSWalts) March 31, 2021
I’m not crying. You’re. https://t.co/pLX2xr3tTJ
— Ali (@AliMumtaz92) March 31, 2021
The sweetness. The maternal instinct. Being trusting enough to ask for help… ❤ https://t.co/eolGrWfcBe
— Sarah Kidder (@SarahKidder) March 31, 2021
— Colin Tom (@ReporterPhoenix) March 31, 2021