A mamacat and five kittens were brought into the refuge today, rescued from someone's cellar where she had given birth. The mama is a total darling, probably thrown out when she became pregnant. She doesn't at all mind me handling the kittens, which is good. She is black and the kittens are two black (I boy, I girl), two grey (ditto) and a black with white face (boy). Their eyes are open and I guess them to be around 12 days old. So they are now in my old bathroom in a large cage for tonight while they get used to the new smells and noises. Mama was very hungry and scoffed a sachet of high calorie food and a bowl of cat milk. I have weighed the kittens and will keep a note of their progress. I will keep them for at least six weeks, then we will see whether I take them back to the shelter for eventual adoption or keep them here a bit longer - it will depend on the space available.
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5/14/08 at 11:10am