Literally just 10 vintage newspaper photos of cats being foster moms that will make your day better.
1922: This cat adopted a Boston bull terrier puppy, and the photo of them snuggling might be the cutest thing you’ll see all day. Read their story in the New York Daily News.Sat, Dec 23, 1922 – 37 · Daily News (New York, New York) · Newspapers.com
Sat, May 10, 1930 – Page 2 · Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com
1930: This tabby adopted a baby groundhog, proving looks don’t matter when it comes to a mother cat’s love, because that groundhog probably isn’t going to win a beauty contest anytime soon. Read their story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Thu, Mar 14, 1935 – Page 26 · Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) · Newspapers.com
1935: This cat adopted a baby rat. Read their story in the Detroit Free Press.
Sat, Jun 13, 1936 – 1 · The Tampa Times (Tampa, Florida) · Newspapers.com
1936: And this cat adopted a baby rat too. There must be something about rats. Read their story in the Tampa Times.
Mon, Jun 28, 1937 – 8 · The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) · Newspapers.com
1937: This cat’s owner adopted a puppy, then the cat took over! Read their story in the Atlanta Constitution.
Sat, Apr 2, 1938 – Page 3 · The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois) · Newspapers.com
1938: When presented with 3 baby squirrels, this cat apparently took them on without a hitch. Read their story in the Decatur Herald.
Tue, Jun 20, 1939 – 8 · The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan) · Newspapers.com
1939: More squirrels! This time 2 baby fox squirrels. Read the story in the News-Palladium.
Sun, Apr 7, 1946 – Page 17 · The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) · Newspapers.com
1946: The relationship between this cat and 3 baby rabbits sounds like it had a bit of a rocky start, but maternal instinct prevailed! Read their story in the Courier-Journal.
Wed, May 1, 1946 – Page 22 · The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) · Newspapers.com
1946: This cat adopted a red fox cub. If you’ve never seen a red fox cub, check out this photo. They’re the cutest. Read the cat-fox adoption story in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Tue, Aug 22, 1950 – 11 · Austin American-Statesman (Austin, Texas) · Newspapers.com
1950: And finally, this cat adopted a baby field mouse, rising above the traditionally complicated relationship between the two species. Read their story in the Austin American-Statesman.
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