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new kitty, the road warrior

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
found a new kitty today, well my mom did. we were buzzing about town and passed what my mom thought was a deceased kitty in the center median of the freeway we were on. she didnt mention it to me. we passed the same spot about an hour later and by that time she mentioned that something didnt seem right. i saw the kitty that time and agreed. we looped around again. mind you it's my mom's b-day today. i pulled up to the kitty and she looked up at me. i was totally shocked she was alive. the minute i spoke to her in my "kitty voice" she meowed, in fact yalled at me. i took my fleece and grabber her hoping she wouldnt dart into traffic. i got her with no trouble. we gave her a quick check on the way home which was right around the corner. i looked up an emergency vet and off we went. she was VERY banged up but after Xrays and a good going over was ok. FIV-Luk negative, no broken bones, or internal injuries. just ALOT of scrapes and brusies and a small chip from a fang. a very lucky kitty and a nice present for mom.

here she is:


she got some meds and ointment for her scrapes. shes estimated to be about 2 or 3, shes well fed, and a very sweet girl. she hasnt eaten yet but shes a little doped up. hopefully she'll get up and about after a few days of rest, food and love .
post #2 of 18
she looks beautiful although she is sick, and she sure does look happy to be iin that comphy bed!
im so happy you picked her up instead of leaving her there!!
post #3 of 18
Oh, how wonderful that you rescued this beautiful baby! I'm so thankful that she is ok! Welcome to the family sweet girl! Happy Birthday to your Mom from Sierra and me!
post #4 of 18
She looks like she has been grazed by a car. I would give her some pedialyte to help her a bit as well as some kitten glop

Home-made Pedialyte
  • 1 cup water (boiled then cooled)
  • Small pinch of baking soda
  • Small pinch of Salt
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
Mix all ingredients well. Make sure the mixture has been slightly warmed before feeding to your kitten. The mixture will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Feed 1ml (1cc) every half an hour for the first two hours using a dropper or feeding syringe. Also make sure your kitten is on his tummy and not his back when you feed. Feed very slowly so the fluid does not go down the wrong tube and choke your kitten.

After two hours, if your kitten has warmed up, you can begin to feed him formula. Never feed a kitten cow's milk or human baby formula as this causes stomach upset and severe diarrhea. He can have a commercially available formula such as KMR or Just Born, but if you don't have any of this, you can make up your own formula to use until you can get hold of some from a vet or pet shop.

Home-made kitten formula (Kitten Glop)
  • 8 ounces water (boiled then cooled)
  • 1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 8 ounces whole evaporated milk (not skim)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (not low fat)
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt (not low fat)
  • 1 large or 2 small eggs yolks (raw)
  • 1 teaspoon clear Karo syrup
  • * 1-3 drops liquid pet vitamins
  • * 1 capsule acidophilus
  • * 1 drop Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)
  • * Optional, though very beneficial.
Boil the water, add the gelatin and mix well. Add the following ingredients in order, mixing well after each addition:

1/2 of the canned milk
Mayonnaise and Yogurt
Rest of the milk
All other ingredients

You can substitute canned goat's milk for the canned evaporated milk, if you prefer it. This mixture will keep in the fridge for up to four days. It is jello-like in consistency in the fridge so you can just scoop out as much as you need and warm. It can also be frozen in ice cube trays and defrosted as needed. You can find pet vitamins at a pet store or your vet, and acidophilus and GSE in the liquid form at a good health food store.

And keep her warm- thank you for rescuing her
post #5 of 18
Aw poor thing, thanks for rescuing her! I hope she feels better... let us know how she does! Has she got a name yet?
post #6 of 18
Poor baby......she looks like she's had a very rough day. I'm so happy that you and your mom were able to rescue her because she may not have survived out there on the freeway much longer.

Sending your new baby healing thoughts and I'm sure she'll come out of her shell a bit once she's feeling better.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
oh definitely Fwan. if i had seen her the first time i would have wondered too. she was sitting in the "bread loaf" configuration and was holding her head up, something rainbow kitties dont do. i figured she had run afoul while trying to dart across the freeway but the vet though she might have been tossed. i didnt want to think about the latter grrrr this will be the 3'rd kitty my family has rescued from the hell of loop 410.

no name yet, were trying to avoid "lucky" it seems somewhat irreverent. we know shes lucky, the day went as good as it could have, we dont want to push it.
post #8 of 18
Oh yeah....and I wanted to add.....

If she looks like she's been well fed and cared for...it's possible that she got lost somehow and her family may be looking for her. You might want to look in the paper and see if there are any ads for lost kitties fitting her description over the next several days. If her owner does come forward, I'm sure that you can probably get reimbursed for some of her medical expenses because if they go to the trouble of trying to find her.....then I'm sure that they will be thrilled that you saved her.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by triniphen
oh definitely Fwan. if i had seen her the first time i would have wondered too. she was sitting in the "bread loaf" configuration and was holding her head up, something rainbow kitties dont do. i figured she had run afoul while trying to dart across the freeway but the vet though she might have been tossed. i didnt want to think about the latter grrrr this will be the 3'rd kitty my family has rescued from the hell of loop 410.

no name yet, were trying to avoid "lucky" it seems somewhat irreverent. we know shes lucky, the day went as good as it could have, we dont want to push it.

Loop 410? We have a Loop 410 where I live...
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
ive already started KK, local paper and petfinder. anything else with local listings would be helpful. there's a subdivision on one side of that stretch of freeway, i though of making some flyers.
post #11 of 18
Hissy has given you great advice there with feeding her those things.

I would hate to think the worst that someone had dropped her off the highway
Show us more pics over the next few days and definetely keep us updated
post #12 of 18
You could call her Smudge- Calicos are the coolest cats!
post #13 of 18
I rescued a kitten once several years ago from a motel where we were staying while I was playing in a softball tournment. He looked to be only about 8 weeks old and I got him and kept him in my hotel room the whole weekend and fed him bologna sandwiches until it was time to go home. I named him "Traveller" because the motel we were staying was the Traveller's Rest and in time....his name suited him more than I could have imagined. I had tried to make him an indoor cat, but Traveller loved the outdoors. I lived in a condo at the time with a fenced in yard, so Traveller would go outside and walk across the fences and visit with the neighbors during the day and come in at night. Everyone loved him.

One day, my husband at the time, called me from work and said, "Guess who's here at work with me? Traveller!" I said, "No way....how did he get to work with you?" Apparently, Traveller had jumped into the trunk of his car while my husband had been putting his brief case in there and my husband didn't see him. Once he got to work and noticed the cat in the trunk, he just kept him in his office all day and Traveller sat up on his desk and watched him work.

He was the best cat. Unfortunately, he didn't come home one night and we looked everywhere.....put up flyers.....put an ad in the paper.....etc. Traveller didn't come home....which was very unlike him since he had been neutered. I found out several weeks later that a mean old woman who lived in our condos had one day, gathered up 3-4 cats by luring them to her with fresh meat. She put them in cages and took them to one of the outlying cities about 45 minutes away and let them all go. I found out from one of my other neighbors who had been friends with the woman and had helped her dump the cats. They apparently had a falling out. So this person knew that I had been looking for our cat and finally came and told me what really happened. I was SO angry and went to confront the woman. She just slammed the door in my face and told me to go away and wouldn't talk to me. You know...it's times like that when I just hate people.
post #14 of 18
That's so sad Robin! What a horrible thing to have happen, especially because Traveller sounds like he was just a sweetheart!
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
That's so sad Robin! What a horrible thing to have happen, especially because Traveller sounds like he was just a sweetheart!
Oh he was. He was so loving and full of personality. He loved riding in the car.....which is probably why he was always trying to go for rides. He was a "traveller" at heart. He was a gray cat and Thomas looks a lot like Traveller used to.
post #16 of 18
Triniphen,

God bless you and your mom for saving this cat! You are wonderful people!
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
yes sometimes i hate people too. you dont see animals pulling that kind of crap.
post #18 of 18
Thank you for stopping for this sweet little babe. I hope she makes a speedy recovery
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