‘When Ms Hayward returned, Ruby was having a fit.
“I performed mouth-to-mouth. I had no option. I tried to get her heart going. It got to the point when I had to give up,” she said.
When the cat died, Ms Hayward could see the kittens moving. “The kittens were not getting the oxygen supply they needed,” she said. “I had to find a way to get in there.”
With no veterinary training and more than one hour from the nearest vet, Ms Hayward had no time to waste.
Having grown up on a farm, she got out her cat breeder’s delivery kit, which included a scalpel and scissors.
“I could see the kittens moving and they were getting less and less (active), so I knew any longer and they wouldn’t be with us,” she said.
I don’t usually recommend home Caesarians, for obvious reasons. If nothing else, unless you know where and how to cut you will probably cut the kittens. Then again, with the nearest Vet 1 hour away, this woman almost certainly saved the kittens’ lives.