This summer vacation my boyfriend was waiting for me outside the apartment when the cleaning lady laid this little baby in front of his feet.... It was screaming his lungs out, so my bf -sweet as he is- picked it up. And when I arrived he said: "Look what i've found..... And my opinion is...when you pick up a baby kitten...you could at least try to save him. I convinced my bf to take him to the capitital, to a veterinary. So we put him carefully in a small yogurt can and took it with us on the bike, hoping someone could help...
We visited two veterinaries, but they both said it was too young. (only 5 days old) It needed milk every three hours, it needed motherly care and it would die if we would take it in the plane...and they weren't in a position to take care of it either... I decided to try too feed it. So we bought milk and a baby cat bottle, but it refused to drink and I was so desperate.... We couldn't take it with us and it wouldn't survive on its own....so what to do...? Then I remembered the mother cat near our apartment..... So we drove home and I gave the kitten to this mother, hoping she would adopt him. She took him gently and ran away with him, so today 'm still hoping she did her mother-thing and raised him to be a big, strong and healthy boy.....
JGlascockFeatured By OwnerSep 8, 2014Hobbyist General Artist
I hope it's still around! I have rescued sick ones like that before and none have made it past a couple of months, as they were in worse shape than I thought, sadly I had to bury them, one had to be put down, I pray that ever animal get what it needs!
I'm sure she did. Mama cats in our barn feed kittens that aren't theirs. Just for future reference, bottles aren't the best way to feed very young kittens. We always used kitten milk formula and an eyedropper or syringe, giving them a few drops at a time.
I hope that mother cat wasn't hungry. There are some times when a (young) adult cat eats newly-born kittens if they're too hungry. They can even eat their own kittens after pregnancy. I've actually seen it happen with my own cat so I'm kinda worried about that cute little one in the photo.
Currently, my momma cat only has 1 kitten when it should have been 3. I was away for 2 days and I didn't have time to feed my momma cat. She was probably hungry after birth and I saw her eat her kitten when I returned. I didn't see what happened to the other kitten and I'm not sure if Momma ate it or it just evaporated.
Aww... well I hope he lived. : ) mother cats can take care of other kittens even though it's not their kitten, even mother dogs can take kittens with them. It happened with my dog where she took care of a little kitten in our backyard, when I found out about it, it was just so cute and the kitten was surely thinking the dog is her mother.
(I couldn't believe it myself too) seems that the kitten was my cat's kitty but the mother cat died...
I have a REALLY soft spot in my heart for tabbies, I've had three, and they have all been fighters. Bilbo, the first one, was a really strong, dominant cat who thought I was his property, so he slept on my face sometimes haha. Salpor, the second one, was only 1 month old and I had to teach him to leak the milk plate, he was trying to suck it always, but he adapted quickly and had such a temper that only I could carry him in my arms, probably because he was too young when he was weaned, but the lady who owned the mother just wanted to get rid of the kittens . I chose him out of the litter because my cousin called me to describe the kittens, and I couldn't decide, then he screamed so loud... then I told her "that's the one. Benito, the one I live with now, is so sweet and gentle. He was approximately 3 months old and we found him in a gutter, all skin, bones and fleas. He's big and fat now, and the sweetest cat ever.
You have a huge heart, I bet momma cat made her best too.
I did the same thing once with a bird I found caught in a giant spiderweb (it was a big web and a small bird). I gave it to some people who were going to take care of it, but i don't know if it ever made it. Good luck to the kitten, wherever it is!
Usually if there was something wrong with the kitten, momma kitty would ignore the kitten and run away from it. Sounds like momma kitty found her new baby <3
I had I take care of a bunch of sick kittens once.. Not even two days old. They were sick and mom kitty wouldn't want to go near them. She sniffed them and ran, but me owed and searched my room like they were hiding when they were right under her nose.
Sadly 5 days later I was left with one struggling kitten who eventually let go of life. I was so devistated. But it really sounds like your kitten got a second.. Or should I say third chance at living <3
Awwww. He's such a sweet-looking little angel. <3 I'm glad you tried to help and put him where you believed he'd be safe. It's not always easy or doable to rescue and nurse a kitten to health, but I'm glad you did what you could to help him.
I hope just as much as you do that he's now a fat, happy, well-loved cat! Thank you for sharing such sweet and adorable pictures!