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A few weeks ago, one cat shelter in New Jersey got word that it would be receiving a litter of kittens that were found with their mother in Philadelphia.
Once the cat arrived with the litter, however, the shelter quickly realized that the "mom" was actually a male cat. The staff aptly named him "Mr. Mom."
"Mr. Mom was found in a building in Philly with a litter of kittens. So the finder assumed he was the mom to the babies. However, when he got to us, we quickly noticed he was a large unaltered male cat," said Sara Sharp, the president and founder the Community Cat Club shelter.
Community Cat Club, located in Bellmawr, New Jersey, posted Mr. Mom's story on May 12 to its Facebook page, looking to find him a "forever home." The internet quickly took notice.
"He's not the Mr. Mom, he’s the Mr. who Mommed up," one user wrote on Twitter.
I'm not sure how the feral cat population is doing in Philadelphia currently. I know when I was driving back and forth between Pennsylvania and Chicago a couple of years ago, an NPR story said Philadelphia had about 400k, nearly double what Chicago has. The city was struggling to keep up, spaying and neutering 67k per year.