OAKLAND, Ore. -- An event was held over the weekend to raise funds to help an extraordinary mom, who was struck by a car, but crawled back with a shattered leg to care for her seven children.
Specifically, her seven baby kittens.
Officials with the Sutherlin Oakland Stray Cat Action Team, put on an adoption event over the weekend to raise money for surgery on 'Francy.'
Officials say the cat had crawled back to the building where her kittens were, and made a leap of 7-feet to get back to them.
Kittens who had been staying at foster homes were given a chance to go to permanent places, during the event held Saturday at the historic Washington School in Oakland.
The SOSCAT officials say they are simply overrun with kittens now, making it a perfect time to raise funds. "We're overflowing, and these are our older kittens, and we do have some younger ones that we'll probably be doing another event in another month," said executive director Diane Smith. "Same thing where the younger ones will be ready for adoption."
Francy's surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, but the group must raise about $650. If you can help or are interested in adoption, you can contact Diane directly at 541-378-8852.
As for the kittens available now, the $55 adoption fee includes a neuter or spay, necessary shots and flea treatments.
For now, Francy and her kittens are being cared for in a foster home.