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Cat adopts four kittens

Thursday, 7th June 2012

A cat has become a surrogate mum to four kittens after her own litter died.

Wonder Mum, as she has been named, is currently being cared for at the RSPCA's Putney Animal Hospital.

When she arrived at the hospital, she had three kittens that were just a day old. Sadly these kittens died just hours after being rescued.

However, when two orphaned kittens arrived later that day, Wonder Mum took them under her wing.

She also then began caring for another kitten that came into the hospital a few days later.

Finally, she took another kitten under her wing who was born through caesarean. The kitten's own mum was too poorly to care for it, so Wonder Mum stepped up to the mark.

The Putney Aniaml Hospital was built in the early 1970s and was brought to public attention with the BBC programme Animal Hospital, which was hosted by Rolf Harris.