Every day in the USA, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born, and sadly, many of those babies are abandoned.
Though that number is overwhelming, the Brooklyn Cat Cafe is doing their best to save as many stray kittens as they can, and they've enlisted the aid of some very unusual helpers.
Late-spring and early-summer are a busy time for shelters, and the Cat Cafe has found themselves caring for 20+ newborn kittens.
The idea of giving orphaned kittens a rat caretaker started with a kitten named Ebony, who was introduced to a rat named Ivory.
Ivory eventually moved into the terrarium with the rest of the kittens, and was later joined by two other rats, Remi and Emile.
The rats are super patient with the kittens, who often see tails as toys.
After eight weeks, the kittens are given their first vaccines and are free to roam outside the terrarium, but they do so with the lessons they've learned from their rat daddies.
What next? Dogs and cats living together too?
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