March 20 2014

Meet the Mütter Cats!

We recently had some unique guests here at the Mütter Museum! In the midst of this harsh winter, a gorgeous cat began hanging around our Medicinal Garden. Two of our staff members named her Vera and started caring for our darling mascot, going so far as creating a shelter with plastic-wrapped windows. To our surprise, during one of the many recent storms, a staff member found Vera under the garden veranda curled up with a litter of kittens. Unfortunately, only two babies survived that latest storm, but from then on we were dedicated to keeping Vera and her kittens safe, fed, and as warm as possible.

Vera and her babies

Yesterday, Vera and her babies were transported to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) for maternity care and adoption. Their amazing staff instantly fell in love and began treatment on our little Mütter feline family. There, we learned that the white kitten is female and the gray one is male, and that they are perfectly healthy. Who wouldn’t want one (or both!) of these precious creatures in their family?

Mütter Kittens with PAWS Staff

Vera has been adopted by one of our staff members and the kittens have successfully received all proper testing and medical care. They are currently together, growing strong in a foster home and will be ready for adoption in a few weeks!

In the meantime, we want you to name the Mütter cats! Click the link HERE to vote for your favorite Mütter inspired name.


Grey kitten, male, A22274594

Male Mütter Kitten

White kitten, female, A22274592

Female Mütter Kitten

Update from Philly PAWS:
"Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in the Mutter Museum kittens! We have been flooded with requests to adopt them, but they are not yet available. They're currently in a foster home for at least six weeks and not at our adoption center. However, we have LOTS of other cats and kittens who are available and ready to go home! You can get started by filling out an application at"

The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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