This year has had SO many

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Zass

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Kittens

None of mine of course, but here they are anyway... In my house, needing me to wake up in the middle of the night to feed them. :?
It seems like almost everyone I know is up to their ears in kittens this year.
I don't even get it.
Spay and neuter programs are lower cost and more readily available than ever here. I've had no less than 4 animals altered this year alone, and it cost me less than having one cat done by a city vet 15 years ago.

Instead of fixing their cat though, some beautiful gem of a human being dropped these babies in a ditch in someone else's front yard. The victims had a barn and a few horses, so I'm sure the culprits thought they were abandoning them at a "farm."
You know, that kind of magical place where ignoramus' universally believe someone should always be there to care for their irresponsibility.

Unfortunately for these babies, the person who found them was without the time or inclination to feed or care for them at all. :( and I don't blame her, as she said these babies were the 3rd batch of dropoffs this year already.
After the poor dears had gone nearly 18 hours without a drop of milk, I just stopped resisting and took them in.

Got a few pipettes of kmr into them. Stimulated potty, very productive. Treated fleas with a fipronil (generic frontline) spray, which my vet recommended for all age kittens, even ones younger than the product label allows.
I suspect it's the alcohol in the spray that's more effective than the main ingredient these days.

Eyes treated with terrmycin opthalmic ointment, from the last kitten my vet treated for me, this spring.
They were very crusty, but cleaned up nicely for the pic.

The plump and healthy condition tells me they were being cared for perfectly well by their dam before they were kitten napped and literally... ditched. :evil:

My question is, why in the world couldn't the jerks have waited a few more weeks, until these guys were eating on their own??!! It hardly costs anything to let a dam feed two little babies for a few weeks, and it's a HECK of a lot less work than bottle feeding, and now I think this post should be in "hopping mad" but SERIOUSLY... :angry:


I'd love to hear any and all suggestions for feed or care, as I've never done bottle kittens quite this young before. My best (uneducated) guess is between 10 and 14 days. Eyes are open, but they can't walk yet, still belly crawling.

and of course, I'll keep pics updated on this thread, so we can watch them grow. :)
 

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Look up Kitten Lady on YouTube - she does abandoned and orphaned babies and has a whole series of how to care for them.
 

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Today, they are fat and SASSY!! :lol:

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How pretty are they!

We used to get teenage cats dumped on us, or mothers with kittens. :evil:

Never pretty ones like that though, mostly black ones which are the devil to get a home for, yours should fly out the door.
 
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