Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
I quite agree that this tiny baby is far too young to be outside! Regardless, she should not be left alone for such an extended period. Also, please be sure to wrap the hot water bottles in a thick towel to ensure the baby isn't accidently burned.
Oops!! I forgot to mention that he does do this already. He told me when he stops feeding the kitten, he stops meowing and is quite content. He asked me the other day if kittens can purr at such a young age and I'm not sure but I think they can do some other noise. He also twitches his ears when he's drinking his milk.
I've suggested him to put him in the van till morning and he tried it out and it's much warmer in there then outside. I live in south texas and right now it's cold. Not too much but chilly. I'm going to try to convince him to put him inside the house, but the reason he doesn't is because they have a puppy inside the house and as soon as the kitty starts meowing, the pup goes barking all through the night, not letting people sleep. He has an attic/room upstairs. When I was living there, I slept there. It's very cozy. I don't know fi the puppy will hear him up there, but maybe I should give that a try.
Kumbulu: Thank you for such the great advice and everyone else as well! I forgot to mention that when he's not home, his mom takes care of it and they switch the water bottles every 2 to 4 hours or as much as they can. I don't know any information of the only shelter we have but I don't think they take newborns in o_o;; I'm not sure, I should give them a call tomorrow.
I've seen sites where there's kitty rescues and communities set up where people get together or just one person picks up orphaned kitties and takes care of them. We unfortunatly don't have anything like that here.
We sort of do actually. We have "the cat lady" at our local college that takes care of the recent (about 3 years now) over population of cats at our college.
Seriously, about three years ago, cats were getting lost or getting dumped off at the college, they weren't nuetered and about 2 to 3 generations of cats were born there. So what this lady does is feeds them, she captured all of them and nuetered all of them so there's no more cats to be born and she takes care of them. She's also a spanish teacher there. She's the one that caught me my dieter when he was a kitten at the college. ^_^
But she's so busy with doing her college stuff, she doesn't take in newborns anymore. =(
soooo....What we're going to do is I'm probrarbly going to bring the kitty over with the new batch of kittens and I'm going to call the shelter.
I hope everything works out for this little one. <3 Thanks everyone so being awesome cat lovers!!