Along with the family of felines, was a handwritten message written on a paper napkin stating that “Sprinkles” went into labor the day before.
“Mom’s name is Sprinkles. She began giving birth at 2:00 p.m. Wed. Feb. 17th,” according to the note.
The sheriff’s office took the cat and her kittens to the Animal Friends Human Society in Hamilton where they are “warm, cozy and fed.”
“Sprinkles, purring throughout it all, received her vaccines and blood test and appears to be in good health,” according to the shelter’s post. “She’s doing a fantastic job nursing and caring for her babies, and all 7 will be placed with their foster family this afternoon.”
The shelter plans to provide regular updates on Sprinkles and her kittens on Facebook as they grow and mature over the next two months.