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post #1 of 23
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So I seen an ad on CL for kittens. Something intrigued me to call about them. The lady said they were 10 weeks old, litter trained, all that good stuff. But something told me that something wasn't right.
So I asked for her address to come by and see them.
When I got there, they had animals EVERYWHERE!

Pitbulls with puppies running around and pregnant with ANOTHER litter, different birds in numerous cages, even a peacock running around.

Well I asked where the kittens where and they took me to the back of thier feces filled yard and pointed to a cage.

Inside was a sweet momma kitty with 4 tiny kittens
One was solid gray, 2 gray and white and 1 black and white.
They didn't have any food, water or shade from the sun and poor momma was solid black The lady put baby powder on the poor things to keep fleas off of them

After assessing the situation for about......2 seconds I decided to take them all!!!!!!

When I got home with them I called my neighbor who is also a cat lover, and told her to come over ASAP!
She grabbed 2 of the kittens (gray and white ones) and took them to her house.
All 4 of the kittens have been bathed, fed and have an appointment to see the vet tomorrow morning.
I have 2 at my house and she has 2 at her house.

I just couldn't believe the conditions the poor things were in!!!!

I tried to talk them into letting me have momma kitty but they wouldn't let me
They told me she's had 9 litters and she's only 5 years old
I really wanted to take her!!!!

So I'm pondering calling Animal Services on them because the living conditions are unbelievable!!!!!!!

I will have pictures of the little squirts later when I get home though.
post #2 of 23
Good for you for taking them, Bless their little hearts I wish you could have gotten the Momma, she's probably sad right now too
post #3 of 23
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Good for you for taking them, Bless their little hearts I wish you could have gotten the Momma, she's probably sad right now too
I know she is She was so sweet. She was purring and rubbing against the cage. I could tell these kittens were way too young to be taken away but I figured if I didn't take them then they may end up with someone who doesn't care.
They also told me they keep her in that cage when she goes into heat
post #4 of 23
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I know she is She was so sweet. She was purring and rubbing against the cage. I could tell these kittens were way too young to be taken away but I figured if I didn't take them then they may end up with someone who doesn't care.
They also told me they keep her in that cage when she goes into heat
How old do you think they are? David brought home a sick 5 week old kitten last week he's doing great now though
post #5 of 23
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How old do you think they are? David brought home a sick 5 week old kitten last week he's doing great now though
I would say they're 5-6 weeks old.. They are a tiny bit feral too.
When I put my hand close to the cage they would hiss at me and try to run away but once I was holding them they were fine.
You can tell they haven't been handled much if any at all!

I had 2 of them held against my chest and they were purring away and going to sleep

They were flea infested too! It worries me that one of them may be anemic from all the fleas
Their eyes and noses were clear though so that's a good sign
post #6 of 23
Good for you saving those poor sweet kittens. Too bad for that sweet Momma kitty.

& No Pondering about it. You have her address, you saw all you needed to see to call Animal Services. That person will have every animal in her home taken away & hopefully will never be able to own another animal ever again.
post #7 of 23
I think you ought to call the animal services, who knows what kind of diseases and horrible things are lurking there, and on the positive side, if they did go round and seize the animals from the owners, then they would all get new clean homes!

Hope everything goes well for you and the babies!
post #8 of 23
am so glad you took those babes. I think you should make that call to animal services. There is just going to be more kitties born inot those conditions.
post #9 of 23
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I would say they're 5-6 weeks old.. They are a tiny bit feral too.
When I put my hand close to the cage they would hiss at me and try to run away but once I was holding them they were fine.
You can tell they haven't been handled much if any at all!

I had 2 of them held against my chest and they were purring away and going to sleep

They were flea infested too! It worries me that one of them may be anemic from all the fleas
Their eyes and noses were clear though so that's a good sign

Yes, our little guy was severely anemic, he had to have a blood transfusion, Check their gums and see if they are white
post #10 of 23
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They also told me they keep her in that cage when she goes into heat
They keep her in a cage when she goes into heat?!!! Then how do they explain 9 litters in her 5 year old life?!!!!!!!


Thanks for taking the babies Alycia!
post #11 of 23
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Good for you saving those poor sweet kittens. Too bad for that sweet Momma kitty.

& No Pondering about it. You have her address, you saw all you needed to see to call Animal Services. That person will have every animal in her home taken away & hopefully will never be able to own another animal ever again.
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am so glad you took those babes. I think you should make that call to animal services. There is just going to be more kitties born inot those conditions.
I just called them! They said they would send someone out to investigate!
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Yes, our little guy was severely anemic, he had to have a blood transfusion, Check their gums and see if they are white
I will do that as soon as I get home!
post #12 of 23
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They keep her in a cage when she goes into heat?!!! Then how do they explain 9 litters in her 5 year old life?!!!!!!!


Thanks for taking the babies Alycia!
There were alot of things that they said that doesn't make sense to me. They back peddled on alot of things. I know they probably think I was being rude or harsh but I was really upset about how they were being kept


My neighbor checked thier gums and they're pink.. so that's a good sign
But I think they may have worms Thier little tummies are round and tight. It could be worms or the food they were feeding them. THey told me it was "Just hard cat food"
post #13 of 23
I would've called the authorities as soon as I got home! How horrible for all those animals! for you for taking all the little ones, to bad you couldn't get momma too. Maybe if they take all the animals, you could ask for momma too?
post #14 of 23
Bless you for saving those kittens from the horrid conditions. Since you called animal services I would follow up ASAP on the call to see if you can get momma cat too.
post #15 of 23
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As soon as I hear from Animal Services I will let you all know


Well, the little boogers had dinner... or should I say dinner had them? They had it EVERYWHERE

I had to give them another bath. Which definatly didn't hurt them.
I got most of the fleas off them this time..

The poor little things were infested with them And when I gave them a bath this moring the water was brown/red.
I wish I had taken pictures to show the animal officers. But at the time I was just in a rush to clean them up.
They're both snuggled in a towel with my son in his room.
I'm charging the batteries on the camera right now so hopefully I will have pics of them soon
post #16 of 23
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As soon as I hear from Animal Services I will let you all know


Well, the little boogers had dinner... or should I say dinner had them? They had it EVERYWHERE

I had to give them another bath. Which definatly didn't hurt them.
I got most of the fleas off them this time..

The poor little things were infested with them And when I gave them a bath this moring the water was brown/red.
I wish I had taken pictures to show the animal officers. But at the time I was just in a rush to clean them up.
They're both snuggled in a towel with my son in his room.
I'm charging the batteries on the camera right now so hopefully I will have pics of them soon

Uggg, all that flea dirt Those poor babies

I have been giving Pepino, KMR from a dropper since he came here, because I have no idea how long he'd been without his Mom I'm sure I'm spoiling him He eats wet food too, but he doesn't make a mess

I bet the boys are so excited


Waiting for pics
post #17 of 23
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Uggg, all that flea dirt Those poor babies

I have been giving Pepino, KMR from a dropper since he came here, because I have no idea how long he'd been without his Mom I'm sure I'm spoiling him He eats wet food too, but he doesn't make a mess

I bet the boys are so excited


Waiting for pics
I went and got some KMR and mixed it with some wet food.. They devoured it! And wore it

The batteries are charged up and right after dinner I will get pics
post #18 of 23
Great job on taking/rescuing all the kittens!! Did you have to pay for them??

I am glad animal control/services will investigate and I do urge you to follow up to make sure they do so. These type of people do not deserve to every own animals.

Glad that the kittens are doing ok and survived the baths!! How do the boys like them??
post #19 of 23
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Great job on taking/rescuing all the kittens!! Did you have to pay for them??

I am glad animal control/services will investigate and I do urge you to follow up to make sure they do so. These type of people do not deserve to every own animals.

Glad that the kittens are doing ok and survived the baths!! How do the boys like them??
Nope.. They were free.. They were shocked I wanted all 4 of them but I couldn't leave them

The boys are very happy to have them, so are my neighbors daughters 4 kids, 4 kittens
post #20 of 23
No sharing for the kids-they each got there own!!

I wonder then if the kittens were free why they didn't let you take the mother cat??
post #21 of 23
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No sharing for the kids-they each got there own!!

I wonder then if the kittens were free why they didn't let you take the mother cat??
Exactly! They don't have to fight over them

They told me they were very attached to momma kitty and couldn't bare to let her go

ETA: I just uploaded a couple pics in Fur Pics
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Dixie_Darlin View Post
Exactly! They don't have to fight over them

They told me they were very attached to momma kitty and couldn't bare to let her go

ETA: I just uploaded a couple pics in Fur Pics
saw the pix before i saw this thread! they're just darling... i agree, ask the animal control people where they'll be taking the seized animals so you can get mama cat!
post #23 of 23
You were so good to go and get the little kittens, I would try and call the animal control people and ask about the mama cat. I sure wish you could get her too. She would be so happy to see her babies again.
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