According to her owner – a Redditor who posted the incredible pictures online – the adult cat had only given birth one day before she brought in the ‘shivering and breathing squirrel’ which had ‘no signs of a mother.’
‘We took him inside and called the vet. He said that if our cat had just given birth, there’s a very high chance she would care for the squirrel without a second thought. And that is exactly what she did,’ the Redditor explained.
The Good Samaritan cat didn’t stop there, however, as she went out two days later and ‘came back from under the porch with another one.’
Alongside her kittens she placed the second new creature with the first.
The litter reportedly all sleep together in their home on a farm, and the youngster is even sometimes carried around in the mouth of its new mum just like one of her own.