Not all rescue stories have happy endings. Beautiful, sweet Donna was rescued and a few days later taken to the clinic to be spayed where it was discovered she was nursing.
A frantic search for her kittens ensued, and all were found. Amazingly, they survived on their own for at least 4 days before being reunited with mom.
The happy reunion was short-lived. Apparently, Donna and her kittens had come into contact with the deadly Panleukopenia (distemper) virus just before being rescued, and one by one the kittens and their mom succumbed to this almost-always fatal virus. There is one kitten who was able to survive.