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post #1 of 15
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The mother was scared off it seems while she was giving birth on the grass when we moved our car. She ran off and left 2 kittens. Im not sure if she has abandoned them or not and unfortunately can not keep them. One still has the plasenta attached to it and i have no idea how to remove it, also the little guy has a nasty cut under his chin. I placed them off the grass & dirt into a little basket with an old shirt and made a little shelter for them outside my window not far to where they were so i can hear them if they start crying out. I haven't even had time to keep an eye on them constantly today and im not sure if the mother is coming to nurse them or not. I would hate to have them die. So far they are alive, just nestled next to each other and have not cryed so im assuming the mother is coming by to feed them. Please give me a few tips i have no experience with cats.......
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The mother was scared off it seems while she was giving birth on the grass when we moved our car. She ran off and left 2 kittens. Im not sure if she has abandoned them or not and unfortunately can not keep them. One still has the plasenta attached to it and i have no idea how to remove it, also the little guy has a nasty cut under his chin. I placed them off the grass & dirt into a little basket with an old shirt and made a little shelter for them outside my window not far to where they were so i can hear them if they start crying out. I haven't even had time to keep an eye on them constantly today and im not sure if the mother is coming to nurse them or not. I would hate to have them die. So far they are alive, just nestled next to each other and have not cryed so im assuming the mother is coming by to feed them. Please give me a few tips i have no experience with cats.......
Is there anyway you can keep them overnight and then try to find someone who is willing to take on these kittens tomorrow. Cats typically do not abandon their kittens and I'm concerned that if you are counting on mom to feed them and she hasn't returned..that they could die. Kittens need regular feedings....sometimes the local 7-11 has KMR which is a milk replacement.

Here is a website on orphaned kittens:

http://www.kitten-rescue.com/birth_to_two_weeks.html
post #3 of 15
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will they die by tomorrow morning if they have not eaten...assuming the mother has not been by or will not come.
post #4 of 15
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i can try to give them away @ work tomorrow or take them to a shelter...i certainly don't want the little fellows to die though..
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will they die by tomorrow morning if they have not eaten...assuming the mother has not been by or will not come.
Unfortunately...they could die....especially if they haven't received any feedings. As the Kitten rescue site states...during the first 2 weeks of life, a kittens main activities are eating and sleeping. If you cannot take care of these kittens, is there an emergency vet clinic that is open that you could call and see if they can take them? I just am concerned since you haven't seen the mom, that they are indeed abandoned.

Katie
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i can try to give them away @ work tomorrow or take them to a shelter...i certainly don't want the little fellows to die though..
I would only give them to someone who has time to devote to them....kittens at that age require regular feedings. I would try to avoid giving them to a shelter that would euthanize them....instead, I would call a local no kill rescue or shelter and see if they have anyone who can foster these two.

Katie
post #7 of 15
If you do not intervene they will die. The placenta needs to be removed, these babies need to be kept warm warm warm! Whereabouts are you located? city/state? If you are close to me, I will take them-

www.kitten-rescue.com will help you to know the right thing to do. Please do not leave these kittens outside, they will die or be killed. If the mom is a true feral your shirt (your smell) will keep her away. If she was going to come and get these babies, she already would have. Please please bring them inside and start to care for them.
post #8 of 15
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Are you near Miami?
post #9 of 15
No, but I do know someone that will help you that lives in Florida- she is a member of this board- please get the kittens until you or someone else can help them. If the kitten is still in the placenta chances are it is dead already. You need to rip open the placenta, and clean the kitten and cut the cord. Let me see if I can find that woman who posted she wanted to care for bottle babies-
post #10 of 15
The bottle feeder is in Orlando. I just shot her an email- please bring these little ones inside and warm them up slowly- I don't know what the temperature is where you are- but if it is cold these kittens are in danger of dying- if they don't get your help, they will die- Please go to www.kitten-rescue.com and see if you can help them.
post #11 of 15
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i can't even bring them inside....i live with someone who is forbiding me from doing so and is making my life impossible about it. Im trying to find a 24 hour animal hospital to take them to. thanx for the help.. really
post #12 of 15
I hope you find someone to take these babies. I just wish you could bring them inside- they aren't going to hurt anyone and they need help now-
post #13 of 15
Hi this is SaveThe Kitties - I am in Orlando. I am an experienced bottlefeeder but unfortunately due to the distance I don't know that I can help you directly although I would take your kittens immediately if there was any way you could bring them to Orlando.

I just checked Petfinder and see there are Rescue Organizations in the Miami area. I would recommend calling whatevedr organizations are in your area. It is very possible that one of the organizations would have a lactating momma cat that will accept your kittens.
post #14 of 15
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Just got home from work. Sorry I wish i could go up to Orlando . The cats were taken early morning to a good shelter. Im sure they will find a good home.
post #15 of 15
I am soooo happy. Thank you for getting these little ones some much needed help.
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