(PHOTOS) Mother Cat Literally Takes A Bullet For Her Kittens!

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Animals and their instincts never cease to amaze me.  What I can’t understand is why some sick %#*@ decided to take a gun to a bunch of adorable kittens in the first place.  Check out the story of Cindy, the mother cat who took a bullet for her kittens here…

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MailOnline — Meet Cindy, the mother cat whose maternal instinct kicked in when faced with a BB gun, putting herself in the line of fire and taking a bullet to protect her kittens. She was found hovering over her newborns in Santa Fe, California, having been shot in the head and determinedly stayed with her litter until help arrived.

Cindy the cat takes bullet for kittens

Despite being in a critical condition she was reluctant to leave her babies and had to be gently pried away by staff at the Helen Woodward Animal Center so that they could treat her.

Cindy the cat takes bullet for kittens

Veterinarians performed surgery to remove the bullet and Cindy is now recovering, surrounded by her precious kittens. Dr. Oba told the Del Mar Times:

‘Mommy and baby kitties are all doing fine, but it was touch and go when they first arrived. They were all very tiny, malnourished, un-vaccinated and very scared.  It took a gentle hand to pull that Momma away from her babies.’

Staff described the loyal cat as a ‘role model’ to mothers everywhere. She and her kittens are available for adoption from the center.

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