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Kitten born in car on motorway

JOANNE NEVILLE
Last updated 12:19 20/02/2014
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This year we started fostering kittens from the SPCA, which means we look after SPCA kittens at our home until they are old enough to be adopted out to families.

Yesterday afternoon we had a call from the Wellington SPCA for us to look after a mum and three kittens that had been born that morning.

On our way home from the SPCA another kitten was born in the car on the motorway in rush-hour traffic.

The cat gave birth inside the cat-carry cage. We couldn't stop, but we were home five minutes later and called the SPCA. They talked us through what to do.

We now have a mother and four kittens - the additional kitten was a surprise to us all.

People have suggested calling the new addition "Car-a" because of where it was born.

The mother and kittens are all doing well and as you can see from the photo, the mum is doing a great job of looking after them all.

Our kids Ben, 8, and Tom, 6, were very excited about the five temporary new additions to our family.

We will look after them until the kittens are about 8 weeks old and big enough for the SPCA to adopt out.

I don't think we will ever forget the exciting adventure of getting our new foster kittens home yesterday. 

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