Construction Worker Rescues Litter Of “Bear-Pawed” Kittens

Written by: Dina Fantegrossi
Dina Fantegrossi is the Assistant Editor and Head Writer for HomeLife Media. Before her career in writing, Dina was a veterinary technician for more than 15 years.Read more
| Published on November 21, 2017

In early September a construction worker came across a litter of kittens at the site where he was working. He was shocked to find that two of the six he managed to trap possessed big “bear paws”!

The man found a home for one of the seven-week-old cuties, and the other five were taken to the Canadian rescue, Chatons Orphelins Montréal.

“There are 2 females and 3 males,” Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montréal told Love Meow. “Chaplin (black, male), Vinny (tiger, male), Muslie (grey, female), Alpha (grey, male) and Zia (grey tabby, female).”

Two of the grey kitties – Alpha and Muslie – are polydactyl, meaning they have extra digits on their paws. The condition is a harmless congenital anomoly that gives cats an adorable mitten-pawed appearance.

All five of the adorable babies were placed into a foster home with one of the rescue volunteers to “continue their weaning and socialization.” In a safe, warm home setting, their little personalities began to blossom.

Alpha is described as the most quiet and laid-back of the litter. He loves to snuggle and “make biscuits” with those big, soft paws of his.

“Alpha the bear is very calm and sweet. He enjoys the company of older cats,” Crom said.

Chaplin is the mischievous, playful one. He and the ever-adaptable Vinny are often found zooming through the house chasing one another.

“Muslie the sister is curious and playful,” Crom shared. “When she catches a feather toy, she takes it with her and hides it under the bed.”

And Zia is the independent Diva, described by her friends at Chatons Orphelins Montréal as “naughty and quite temperamental.”

Just one week after their rescue, each of the kittens had fully developed his or her own unique personality. Thanks to their foster mom, they grew strong, confident and sociable as they awaited adoption.

And as it turns out, they didn’t have to wait long. All five kittens were adopted within a month!


H/T to Love Meow

Featured Images via Facebook/Chatons Orphelins Montréal