Once Abandoned in a Box, Mama and True Are Now Looking for Loving Homes to Call Their Own

July 2, 2018

Mama and True

Every now and then, we have special cats or dogs in our care who need a little extra help finding a home. This week, our Adoption Spotlight is on Mama and True, two sweet, bonded cats who are currently residing in a foster home in Los Angeles, California. 

We first met Mama at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center in Los Angeles when she was brought into the shelter with five of her one-day-old babies in a cardboard box that had been taped up and perforated with small holes. Upon intake, one-year-old Mama was completely frightened, and it was clear that she and her kittens were a special family who had been through a lot. 


The ASPCA’s Los Angeles Volunteer Program Director, Tina Reddington, decided to take them all home the same evening they came in because she knew they would require special care and attention. Mama was initially so shut-down that she didn’t move at all for the first two days in the foster home, according to Tina. Mama spent her time hiding in a corner with her head down and did not move to take care of her kittens—she didn’t even move to go to the bathroom in the litterbox. 

While Mama was in this fragile and desperate state, her kittens needed to be bottle-fed and cared for. But after plenty of love and patience from Tina, Mama started to come around and to take care of her kittens herself. And after even more care and patience, she finally began to come around to her foster caregivers. Slowly she became open and trusting. 

In their time with Tina, all of the kittens grew up healthy and happy thanks to Mama’s dedication—even in the scariest of times—to love her kittens. While four of Mama’s kittens have been adopted into loving homes, it’s now time for Mama and her mini-me, two-month-old True, to find a loving family! 


True in a suit case

True was one of Mama’s kittens who seemed most connected to her. And after everything Mama has been through, we want her to go to a home with one of her beloved kittens. True is a fun-loving, energetic and adorable kitten. Both Mama and True are polydactyl, which means they have six toes on each front paw—it’s as cute as it sounds!

Mama and True are looking for a family who will give them lots of love and a new place to call home. These incredibly resilient cats have plenty of love to give—they just need the right family to find them. Though the beginnings were tragic, we know that Mama and True’s next chapter will be their best yet. These two have become favorites amongst ASPCA staff. Help us find a home for these two! 

If you are interested in adopting Mama and True, please contact Tina Reddington at [email protected].