Cat became a ‘little chubby’ only for an ultrasound to uncover her pregnancy

"So I took her to get scanned at the vet, which she wasn't too happy about."
June 15, 2018 1:51 pm Last Updated: June 15, 2018 5:19 pm

Pregnancy can be an extremely emotional time. At first you might be scared, then excited, then frightened again. It’s all completely normal.

When Ulla found out she was pregnant she was a bit shocked—to say the least. Oh, and by the way, Ulla is a 1-year-old cat.

Ulla first showed up at an animal shelter in Greenland over a year ago.

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Tone Frank, a board member at Dyrenes Venner, which translates to Friends of the Animals in Greenland, told TODAY that Ulla first arrived at the shelter in Nuuk, Greenland when she was a kitten.

The tabby cat had found a home, but one day this past April Ulla was brought into the shelter after being discovered on the street.

They made several attempts to reunite her with the family who adopted her last year, but were unsuccessful.

For unknown reasons she appeared again this past April.

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Staff had no way of knowing how long Ulla had been outside, but she appeared quite thin.

“Stray and lost cats have a really tough time during the winters up here,” Inunnguaq Christiansen, a board member, told The Dodo. “With freezing temperatures and frequent storms, they often have to seek shelter in the basements of older buildings.”

Within a month of arriving at the shelter, Ulla started gaining weight.

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Within a few weeks Ulla looked a “little chubby,” particularly in her stomach.

“So I took her to get scanned at the vet, which she wasn’t too happy about,” Frank said to TODAY.

The ultrasound revealed that Ulla was pregnant! Everyone was shocked, including Ulla.

Staff took the cat to get an ultrasound—her reaction to the results was priceless.

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She was just as shocked as the animal shelter’s staff.

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“It was pretty amazing,” Frank said. “I’ve never seen a cat get an ultrasound. We saw little kittens in her tummy.”

Veterinarians were able to tell Ulla was likely carrying either four or five kittens and would give birth within two weeks of her ultrasound—she received the scan on May 16.

Currently, Ulla is living with a foster family.

The animal shelter shared with The Dodo that the good news just keeps coming for Ulla.

“She’s been living at a foster family since Thursday on a trial period, and they really want to keep her and all of her kittens,” Christiansen told The Dodo. “With any luck, it’s going to work out for them.”