Can you give Daisy a home?


An animal charity is desperately trying to find a home for a young cat who has taken on the role of a surrogate mother to two litters of kittens - as well as her own.

Daisy, a one-year-old tortoiseshell, is being cared for by Blue Cross at their base in Outwood.

Daisy and her kittens.

Daisy and her kittens.

She was brought in to the adoption centre when she was heavily pregnant and soon gave birth to three kittens.

Soon afterwards, another new mum, Maisie, fell ill and was unable to feed and look after her own youngsters.

So Daisy stepped in, caring for Maisie’s litter as well as her own.

Maisie recovered and was able to take over. But Daisy’s work was not yet done.

She then began to look after to two orphaned kittens, George and Mildred.

And staff at the home said she had made an excellent surrogate mother.

But they want to give her a home of her own.

Michelle Smith, Blue Cross Regional Fostering Manager, said: “We are caring for lots and lots of homeless kittens at the moment. Litters with and without their mums, so many need a surrogate mother to feed them, nurture them and basically show them how to be a cat.

“Daisy has been doing a fantastic job as mum to her various offspring. She really deserves a special home of her own after all her hard work.”

Daisy is currently being cared for by Blue Cross volunteer foster carer Rachel Brearly who described her as a friendly, loving and affectionate cat.

Anyone interested in adopting Daisy should visit or call 0300 456 8500.