|Originally posted by hissy
Poor nutrition can also cause that milkiness. That is one kitten that will be scooped up fairly quickly. Calicos are quite popular. Thank you again for saving her.
I'm glad that it wasn't an indicator of anything immediately life-threatening. I only wish that we could have gotten the kitten to a good foster home where she could learn from and romp with other cats - we are in New York City, close to Woodside in the borough of Queens where LDG/AirPrincess's Mae was found. I now know that I couldn't have given the kitten the right kind of care to nurse her back to health (I have no pet or parenting experience at all), so even a city shelter is definitely better for her.
The people who took her in at the shelter were careful not to make any guarantees, but assured me that a qualified veterinarian would look after her. There are surprisingly many cats roaming around New York City, and so many of the shelters are overfull - I figured that the kitten's best chance would be to for someone to take a shine to her at the shelter. Even though she's now in someone else's hands, I'd like to post the kitten's story sometime - either on the S.O.S. forum or maybe the Cat Lounge?
Thank you again everyone for your responses. These forums have an amazing community spirit, in sharp contrast to some other Internet forums that I visit.