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I knew she was pregnant for awhile; but she is a wild cat. This cat has lived in my yard since she was a baby, with her brother Whitey. We have been feeding them by leaving cat food and water bowls on our porch; and they eat all of it. Whitey has always been very friendly, letting us pet him, coming into our house, etc. But Greeny has always been extremely protective of herself, and we only ocassionally get to pet her. Her first litter, she had them on our outdoor patio in a bed. She became extremely friendly and welcoming letting us hold them and pet her. A few weeks after that, she hid them. But we would always find them and she would hiss at us and try to bite us! Eventually, we brought the kittens into our house, and sold them.

Now Greeny just had her second liter under a tree; farther from my house but still on my property. She kind of let us pet her; but the minute we even touched her kittens she tried to bite me! They were very safe under this tree; I have no clue how we even found her so secluded in there. We woke up this morning to trying to find her; and there was NO-ONE there! We don't know where to look; any ideas? This is OUTDOORS. We live on a river, and we have lots of shrubbery, and trees. Please Help!

By the way, the Kittens are GORGEOUS. There's about 3-5 kittens not sure yet, but one is white, and the rest are black. They are newborns, looking about less then a week old. Sorry for such a long post. Thanks Everyone!
post #2 of 15
you have the kittens but not the mom cat right????....she will come bk soon enough and probally pregnant again....thankyou for feeding them thou,so you know that they won't die of stavation...also I think with the kittens you can give them this

Recipe for Kitten Formula - Kitten Glop

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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.

If you prefer, you can use this recipe permanently, instead of a commercially available kitten formula. If you are using a commercial formula, add a quarter of a teaspoon of full fat yogurt to the first bottle of each day. This will aid in your kitten's digestion.(which I got from gayef posting



I hope this will help you alot........would you be able to afford to get the mom cat spayed?


so for this being really long...lol
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
We don't have the kittens nor the mom cat. We just searched our entire backyard and they're no where to be found. But thank you so much for the recipe. They have never left our property in their life so they will turn up eventually I just wish I knew where they were so I can help them out more..If I find the kittens should I take them into the house?
post #4 of 15
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If I find the kittens should I take them into the house?
Yes, the kittens and the mother too (even if you have to trap her). Please, please, please do everything you can to make sure that the mother and father are spayed/neutered and the kittens get good homes where they will also be altered. There is a thread here that lists facilities who offer low cost neutering. Please look into it, you would be doing them all a favor.

I hope you can find them soon, the mother and kittens are in a vulnerable position...she probably took them to a more private area not too far away. Good luck to you!
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thank You Everyone So Much. I will take them in the minute I find them.
post #6 of 15
i wude look under all the shrubs and she mite be under thar but good luck!!!
hope u find her!
post #7 of 15
Kristina, what county are you in?
post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by xKristina13
We don't have the kittens nor the mom cat. We just searched our entire backyard and they're no where to be found. But thank you so much for the recipe. They have never left our property in their life so they will turn up eventually I just wish I knew where they were so I can help them out more..If I find the kittens should I take them into the house?
Kristina...it will be critical to try to locate the mom cat as she can go back into heat and get pregnant again very soon after giving birth. Since she is an outdoor cat...my recommendation is to either bring the entire family indoors (once they have been seen by a vet). If that is not possible...then you need to have the mom fixed and bottle feed the kittens. Here is a list of low cost clinics in New York:

NEW YORK...Low cost or free spay/neuter programs:


Pet Pal Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic
Schenectady County NY
518-374-3944
www.animalprotective.org
For pets of county residents with financial needs.

Statewide: New York State
Pet Population Control Program
Dept of Agriculture & Markets
Division of Animal Industry
1 Winners Circle
Albany, NY 12205
518-457-3502
Thanks to pet friendly car license plate sales, spay/neuter surgery costs about $30 and vaccinations cost up to $10 each -- from veterinarians participating in the state's program. Contact DOAM office for the most recent listing of participating vets.

New York...arranged by area code


Bide-A-Wee
410 E. 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
212-532-5884



ASPCA
Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital
424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY
212-876-7700 ext 4200
Low cost spay/neuter and low cost rabies vaccinations.

ASPCA Care-A-Van
212-876-7700 ext 4303
Mobile van goes to low income neighborhoods and provides free spay/neuter and vaccinations. Suggested donation $25. Call for the van schedule and to make an appointment.

Have-A-Heart Spay and Neuter Clinic
Fund for Animals
355 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
212-977-6877 for appointments
Low cost spay/neuter for all.

Feral Cat Friends
PO Box 236
Weedsport, NY 13166
315-252-2406 Call 6 pm to 8 pm only
Email adadma@baldcom.net


Central New York SPCA
5878 East Molloy Road
Syracuse, NY 13211
315-454-4479

Pet Outreach Inc.
PO Box 312
Syracuse, NY 13211
315-469-6569 or
315-478-6900
petoutreach@cs.com email

Wayne County Humane Society
Lyons NY
315-946-3389


Laura Gay Senk, DVM
Farmingdale NY
516-626-3090
www.myvetonline.com/drsenk
Low cost s/n and veterinary care for feral and stray cats.

Bide-A-Wee
3300 Beltagh Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
516-785-4687

Spay Today Inc.
300 Horseblock Road
Brookhaven, NY 11719
516-286-4965
Low cost spay/neuter for all pets, strays, and ferals.

SPCA of Nassau County
516-794-0831

New York State
Pet Population Control Program
Dept of Agriculture & Markets
Division of Animal Industry
1 Winners Circle
Albany, NY 12205
518-457-3502
Thanks to pet friendly car license plate sales, spay/neuter surgery costs about $30 and vaccinations cost up to $10 each -- from veterinarians participating in the state's program. Contact DOAM office for the most recent listing of participating vets.

Adirondack Humane Society
PO Box 1704
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
518-561-7876
Low cost spay/neuter for pets of low income people.

Animalkind Inc
PO Box 902
Hudson NY 12534
518-943-7654


Columbia-Greene Humane Society
Hudson, NY, Columbia County 518-828-6044
Athens, NY, Greene County 518-945-1286
Low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations.

Greene Animal Welfare Alliance
PO Box 209
Athens, NY 12015
518-945-3218
Spay/neuter discounts for all pets.

Humane Society of Rochester & Monroe County
Fairport, NY
585-223-1333 ext 36
Low cost spay/neuter for pets of qualified low income people.

SPCA of Tompkins County
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-257-1822
Discounted spay/neuter program for qualifed low income.

Project Paw
Binhamton NY
607-724-2241

Finger Lakes Humane Society
Bath NY
607-776-3039

Animal Care Council S/N Program
Endicott NY
607-786-7729


Bide-A-Wee
188 Old Country Road
Westhampton, NY 11977
631-325-0280

Little Shelter Animal Rescue
33 Warner Road
Huntington, NY 11743
631-368-8770
Low cost spay/neuter van visits twice a month.

Suffolk County SPCA
145 Pigeon Hill Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
631-549-SPCA
Free spay/neuter for feral cats.


League for Animal Protection
631-757-4517

Island Rescue
Bay Shore NY
631-968-8700

Erie County Spay and Neuter Assistance Program Buffalo NY area
716-652-1359 or 716-821-1827

Animal Birth Control Society of Western NY
Buffalo NY
716-873-4500
Provides discount certificates for pets of low income residents. Call for information.

Muffin's Pet Connection
9728 3rd Avenue
Box 125
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-833-7988
www.muffins.org
Gives certificates for low cost spay/neuter at over 60 participating veterinarians In New York City and Westchester and Long Island.


S.A.V.E.S., Inc.
PO Box 453
Greenport, NY 11944
Email: jacqueline@igc.apc.org
Serves the North Fork of Long Island only. For feral cats, low cost spay/neuter and vaccination certificates, plus twice yearly free spay/neuter clinics for ferals.

Animal Emergency Fund
Saugerties NY
845-247-6211
For residents of Ulster County, sponsors low cost s/n including feral cats.

Furever Animals Inc.
Montgomery NY
845-457-8147

The Animal Rights Alliance Inc PO Box 346
Westbrookville NY 12785
845-754-7100
Mobile van s-n clinic operates one day a week in Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan counties.

Animal Welfare League
White Plains, NY
914-948-2094
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Guys this is horrible!
I still cannot find them! I don't know what to do. I have to get them to the vet and I have to take the kittens in but I can't find them! I'm so nervous and I'm losing sleep over this. It's horrible.
post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by xKristina13
Guys this is horrible!
I still cannot find them! I don't know what to do. I have to get them to the vet and I have to take the kittens in but I can't find them! I'm so nervous and I'm losing sleep over this. It's horrible.
Kristina...she may be hiding. If she is used to eating in your area...she hopefully will return and when she does....you can trap her and her kittens. For now, simply leave out some food first thing in the morning and at the end of the day. Keep us posted. I know you are trying to do all you can for this family.

Katie
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thank you for all of your support. We found the kittens...Well our neighbors did.
There are 3 kittens, a white one, and two black ones. They are adorable. But we can't find the mom at all..we think she died
But my neighbors will not give the kittens back to me! They have two kids, Vincent 13, and Lucy 9..and I keep saying they are my cats, and they said "Oh these cats are so attached to us". Grr. My Grandfather said he wanted the white kitten and they said "Oh that will be a problem". I'm fuming. But I'm keeping a black one..they won't give me it to me until 6-8 weeks! And they already have a huge dog and a cat. This would be my first little house kitten and ugh...I don't know what to do guys. How can I get them back? They already bought formula and everything...

And they keep asking me how they litter train, feed, etc. "THEIR" cat's. I just wish they would give them back to me..I've been so worried about this. And my Grandfather is the one that has been feeding & watching out for the mom && brother and he asked for ONE kitten and that is what they say. I do not understand it.
post #12 of 15
You might have to call Animal Control in your area and see what your local laws are. I have concerns that the neighbors may not have the knowledge & skill to hand-raise such young kittens. Please, even though it's not right that they kept the kittens, please do all you can to assist them in caring properly for the kittens. (just think of it as an unfair, contentious custody battle - the bottom line is the well-being of the little ones). Make sure they know to "change the diapers" by stimulating the kittens to go potty.
Also, it does sound like the mama kitty is indeed unable to come back to her babies. I hope that she is out of her misery, and happily playing over RB. Wild mama cats are always at such risk - life can be so hard.
I will pray that your neighbors have a change of heart, and give you back your cats. They know the right thing to do; now they need to do it. If they want to foster some kittens, maybe they could contact the area rescue groups.
Hugs, Susan
post #13 of 15
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Thank you for all of your support. We found the kittens...Well our neighbors did.
There are 3 kittens, a white one, and two black ones. They are adorable. But we can't find the mom at all..we think she died
But my neighbors will not give the kittens back to me! They have two kids, Vincent 13, and Lucy 9..and I keep saying they are my cats, and they said "Oh these cats are so attached to us". Grr. My Grandfather said he wanted the white kitten and they said "Oh that will be a problem". I'm fuming. But I'm keeping a black one..they won't give me it to me until 6-8 weeks! And they already have a huge dog and a cat. This would be my first little house kitten and ugh...I don't know what to do guys. How can I get them back? They already bought formula and everything...

And they keep asking me how they litter train, feed, etc. "THEIR" cat's. I just wish they would give them back to me..I've been so worried about this. And my Grandfather is the one that has been feeding & watching out for the mom && brother and he asked for ONE kitten and that is what they say. I do not understand it.
How wonderful that the kittens are safe and sound! Very sad that the mother is still missing though. I hope that she isn't hurt or sick! I would keep looking for her and continue to keep food and water out for her, just in case...sometimes they just go off for a while. Also, you mentioned that she is a wild cat, so that would not be too surprising. Hopefully if she is 'gone' that she didn't suffer and is at peace.

I honestly think it would be best to leave the kittens where they are and assist the family in any way you can, if you would like to be helpful.

As far as 'whose' kittens they are, well...you said the mother was wild and unless you can prove that you were taking responsibility for her care (like vet checkups, vaccinations, etc) and had ID on her, it is doubtful you have much of a leg to stand on legally.

It sounds like they are trying to look out for the best interest of the kittens and are giving you one when it is 6-8 weeks old ...so I would probably just remain friendly with them and see if you can help them with their care.

The fact that they have other animals isn't necessarily a bad thing, hopefully they are responsible pet owners and will make sure the kittens have all of the care they need in their home and vet care as well. I am sure you are just thankful that they are safe, warm and comfortable. I don't think it would be a good idea to separate them or move them at this point. There really doesn't seem to be any reason to.

I hope that you are planning on getting the black kitten spayed/neutered ASAP so that this cycle does not repeat itself again. I am sure you are disappointed that you won't get to raise the kittens, but I am sure you will have lots of time to love the black kitten very soon! Do you have a name picked out yet?
post #14 of 15
Just wanted to add, you could also really help them by printing up some 'rescue kitten care' information (from this site and others) or giving them links to sites with information. Then, you could be more confident that they could care for them properly.

Good luck, please keep us updated!
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone.
The kittens are safe at their house and are very well; their health && location. Sometimes the kids do not handle them correctly; and the things they say to me make me very upset. But they are bottle feeding all 3 and everything seems to be going well. I'll get my kitten in about 2-3 weeks and I cannot wait. I've been visiting my neighbors everyday pratically. And all is well. Still no sign of mama cat . I'll post some pics very soon.

God Bless All of You

Love Kristina

P.S We are sure are cat is a girl, and we're naming her Tinkerbelle. And we are getting her spayed/neutered.
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