Originally Posted by Fostermomm
Thanks Nikki. I told them if I did it I wouldnt want tiny babies. And both of them are already spayed. I still havnt decided anything though. We'll see. Calamity has already been taking care of another litter. The rescue already decided that Skye is going to be used as a foster mom anyways. If I dont keep her here she'll be in a different foster home doing the same thing.
Calamity I think they just dont want to deal with trying to find her a home.
no problem hon
if they are already spayed- then calamity's milk should be drying up soon. were they recently spayed?? if so- do they still have stitches/etc because that can cause infection/other problems if the kittens are nursing on a mommy who has recently been spayed. i can't believe they suggested that
for calamity's own health that is not safe. the decision they've made concerning skye does not seem to be in her best interest eithor seeing how they're planning to put young kittens (too young to be tested/ vaccinated for most things) with her and exposing her to the unknown. i do hope skye is fully vaccinated- however if she is- and it has been recent and she is still nursing -that can harm the kittens in some instances depending on what she was vaccinated with. i wish you the best whatever you decide to do hon- i'm only a pm away anytime you need anything!
those furbabies are sooo lucky to have you to care for them and love them! i do hope the shelter improves some of its policies.
also for kittens that they ARE able to test/vaccinate depending on age- at least insist that one from each litter be tested for Felv (kittens are too young for a combo test in most instances). - if one kitten is negative and has been in the same identical environment/etc as the others the likelyhood the others are negative is good too (not fool proof - but a good guess- testing gets VERY expensive so some shelters test one sibling from a litter or a momma to save $ - at least then you'd have SOME sort of idea of what you're dealing with then. Just be aware that false negatives aren't uncommon though so make sure whatever you bring home if you take anything home is seperate from your other animals and that your own furbabies are completly vaccinated (if you can find any extra $ to vaccinate for additional things such a FIP / upper respiratory etc that is always a good idea!) Also- be before introducing ANY new kitten to your others that they are dewormed first. Even the tinsy tiny ones can have a small dose of Strongid (but not panicure! - different type of worms it treats/prevents).