Originally Posted by jdprice2628
I rescued 2 kittens from insulation under someones trailer and fell in love with them even though I am severly allergic to cats and have to take medicine everyday. I got them when they were only a week old and nursed them with a baby bottle every two hours. They are now 18 weeks and 2 days old. I have one male and one female. I think my female may be pregnant but I dont know if brother and sister can mate or not. Someone please help me. And do I need to take her to a vet so she can get prenatal care? Any advice is appreciated. My baby girl is acting very weird and very vocal..she wont let anyone touch her belly or she bites at you. Thank you
Thank you for rescuing these two kittens....the answer to your question is yes, brother and sister cats can mate. That is why it is best to have the male neutered and then have the female spayed at around 4/5 months of age to avoid the possibility of the female becoming pregnant. Since you do not "know" if your female is pregnant, I would really recommend you have her spayed...if you wait, there is a greater chance of them mating and her becoming pregnant so the earlier you can get her to the vet the better. Below is a list of low cost clinics in Georgia:
Atlanta Humane Society
981 Howell Mill Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Spay and Neuter Team of Atlanta
The Sterile Feral Inc.
3 Central Plaza
Rome, GA 30161
Spay/neuter for feral cats in Floyd County.
Newnan-Coweta Humane Society
Financial assistance for spaying female cats only.
Paulding County Humane Society
Paulding County Animal Control
Helps with s/n based on financial need.
Humane Society of Cobb County
1060 Al Bishop Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
Cat Care Hospital
Scheduled once a month, low cost spay/neuter services.
Metro Atlanta area GA
Mobile van that visits about 16 locations in Atlanta and surrounding counties.
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DeKalb Humane Society
770-593-1155 or 770-987-8288
Low cost s/n certificates.
North Fulton Humane Society Low Cost Clinic
Carroll County Humane Society
Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties
Cherokee County Humane Society
Helps pets of people with financial need.
SPARE (Sterilizing Pets and Reducing Euthanasia)
Animal Welfare and Rescue Effort (AWARE)
PO Box 31046
Savannah, GA 31046
Certificates for discount spay/neuter.
Savannah, GA 31411
Low cost spay-neuter program for cats and dogs in the Savannah area.
You may want to schedule them both at the same time, so that your boy and girl are neutered/spayed at the same time. Again, given how young she is and the fact that you do not know if she is pregnant, it truly is best to have her spayed. If you go to the vet and they tell you she is indeed pregnant, then we can assist you through the pregnancy...but our goal here is to try to avoid her from getting pregnant if she isn't.