You wouldn't believe the updates!
So yesterday was a very difficult day for me (not for them). I called the SPCA and they said because they don't have a facility right now they can't take them in and to call the local animal control because they have funding for said things. I called the animal control and the guy was sooo mean, and I don't just mean mean, I mean I got off the phone with him and cried. He went on and on about how I had taken these babies away from their mom and that momma cat was scouring the land searching desperately for her little babies for three days now because mom cats would never ever abandon their kittens. He also said that I would have to have the landlord of the friends of a friend of mine sign a full in depth form and sign the kittens over to their care because they were found on his property. Not only that but there would have to be a full investigation and there would be "reprocussions" for guilty parties. Not nice. So my dad called the SPCA again, explaining what a meanie that guy was and she said to put in a formal complaint with the township (which we did) and that she would arrange it so that the SPCA would pay for milk replacements for the next six weeks if I was willing to take care of them. Of course we said yes. The deal is, we care for them for 6 weeks, then any cats that we haven't adopted out to good homes she'll log in as strays and give them shots/deworm them, wait 10 days and put them up for adoption. In the meantime though, she's hoping that we'll be able to help her out by doing some screening of adoptive families, and I'm sure save her the money of shots and care after they're ready to go. I'll probably keep one of them, since I was planning on getting Chester a friend for when I'm in school in January anyway.
*sigh* I'm so glad that things turned out as they should.
Everyone is still ok this morning. By the time I got to "Bear" (the constipated one) it had passed it's business. The amount of milk replacement that they're drinking per feeding is going up steadily, and this afternoon I laid down on the TV room floor with them and we had a group nap.
The only problem we're having at the moment is the stool still seems universally too firm. Was wondering if maybe I should water down the milk replacement, or maybe add a drop of oil to the mix. Does anyone know what the difference is in terms of health between vegetable and mineral oil? Any other ideas? They're passing them, but with some effort (and usually not while we're around since one of them likes to nuzzle in bad places).
Sorry for such a long post, but I've been waiting to calm myself down and get collected before I told you guys about that awful man.
Another postive is that I tried to take some pictures yesterday. Only got 2 that didn't come out fuzzy due to still shaking heads. My sister and I will have a photo op party this evening after their sponge baths I think. In the mean time, I'm going to make up a album for them in fur pictures only and edit this post to include the link.
Soft kitten purrs to all of you
Here's the link guys! http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...88#post1373288