The pregnant stray cat that local authorities and residents of the Vitti Street neighborhood have been trying to help gave birth Monday to a healthy litter of five kittens, officials say. Named ‘Elsa’ by Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm after she survived the heavy wind and rain storm with that name earlier this month, the young cat was finally caught two weeks ago and managed to survive thanks to a Warren-based rescue organization.
Halm said she was feeling “very blessed and lucky that the stars were aligned the angels were watching.”
“This cat was very, very lucky to get off the streets,” she said. “And it’s probably her first litter because she is a young animal. And it will be her last litter, and kittens will be properly placed.”
The kittens “look fabulous,” Halm said. Elsa was not faring well during a state-mandated seven-day hold at the New Canaan Police Department animal shelter, Halm said.