In Alaska, someone left someone left some kittens in a cardboard box on a road on Prince of Wales Island. Kids walking home from school last week heard the kittens crying. The local animal shelter took the kittens in and curiously found that Henry, an 8-month old cat with a brain disorder, took to nursing them right away.
Henry’s brain disorder affects his coordination, but it hasn’t affected his behavior towards caring for these kittens. “It’s kind of unusual for a male cat to decide take on the role of mother,” said Heather Muench, “But he’s doing a fabulous job, and he’s probably increasing their chances of survival.”