Cat thrown from car in March surprises RSPCA by leading them to her four kittens hidden away
A CAT thrown from a car and left to fend for her self surprised her rescuers by leading them to four young kittens hidden in a barn.
A couple spotted the cat as she was tossed from a car in the Upwell Road area of March but before they could get to her she had run off.
It took them a fortnight of gentle coaxing and leaving out food to confine her to their green house so they could call the RSPCA.
Inspector Jon Knight took the cat to a vet but returned with her to Upwell Road when he realised she had only recently given birth.
The cat, named Jolie, began meowing and led him to her kittens.
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Inspector Knight said: “She took me through the rear garden, across a field and into a farm yard. All the time she was calling me and waiting for me to follow.
“She took me into barn and led me to behind a stack of old wood and there were her kittens.
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“There is absolutely no way I would have found these kittens without this cat’s help.
“She was a huge distance away from the garden she had first been found in, and was clearly doing all she could to lead me to her kittens.”
He added: “This little cat knew exactly what she wanted to do and she made sure that I followed her and brought her kittens to safety.
“In my 15 years as an inspector I have never had this happen before and I was quite shocked by it all”
Both Jolie and her kittens are now at Block Fen animal centre.
Cattery supervisor Laura Prince said: “The kittens, two boys and two girls, are very healthy and fat! So they have been well looked after by Jolie.
“She is a lovely friendly cat and only very young herself. You can tell how pleased she is to have a nice warm home and lots of food on tap.”