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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Didn't know exactly where to put this, but a newborn kitten has a large piece of the mothers flesh attached to it's umbilical cord, making it difficult for the kitten to move around.

Is there anything I can do, or just leave it alone?
post #2 of 9
That's most likely the placenta. If the mom doesn't sever the cord herself and eat the placenta, then you'll need to do it for her (except for the eating part!)
I believe there's a sticky at the top of this forum that gives directions on how to cut the cord.

~Julia
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Will probably need to.

This cat doesn't do anything when it comes to the cords, she just lets them sit there..

This is her fourth litter from my understanding.
post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by mystery250
Will probably need to.

This cat doesn't do anything when it comes to the cords, she just lets them sit there..

This is her fourth litter from my understanding.
Mystery...is this an outdoor cat?? Or has her owner just not been able to get her spayed in time?? Best thing would be to get her indoors and make sure to get her spayed as soon as this litter is weaned. I had a friend whose cat ended up having 5 litters because she didn't get her cat spayed in time. If this cat was allowed indoors and outdoors...she should remain indoors only, as cats can become pregnant again as early as a week after giving birth. Please update us on her situation.

Katie
post #5 of 9
If you are unsure of how to cut the cord, contact or take it to a vet and let them advise you. How old is this kitten and is the kitten indoors or outdoors?
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by hissy
If you are unsure of how to cut the cord, contact or take it to a vet and let them advise you. How old is this kitten and is the kitten indoors or outdoors?
I found some background information...Stephen...I commend you for caring for these cats...but it does sound like a financial strain. I volunteer with Alley Cat Allies and I'm going to try to pass on your information to someone there to see if we can't find a group to provide you with free spay/neuter for these cats. Have you tried any of these groups:

GEORGIA
Atlanta Humane Society
981 Howell Mill Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-875-2600
Spay and Neuter Team of Atlanta
Marietta, GA
678-354-7200
www.spay-neuterteam.com

The Sterile Feral Inc.
Mailing address:
PMB 210
3 Central Plaza
Rome, GA 30161
706-232-2418
Spay/neuter for feral cats in Floyd County.

Newnan-Coweta Humane Society
770-253-4694
Financial assistance for spaying female cats only.


Paulding County Humane Society
770-443-3565
Web: www.pauldinghumanesociety.org


Paulding County Animal Control
770-445-1511
Helps with s/n based on financial need.

Humane Society of Cobb County
1060 Al Bishop Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
770-428-5678

Cat Care Hospital
Marietta, GA
770-424-6369
Scheduled once a month, low cost spay/neuter services.

Project Catsnip
Metro Atlanta area GA
770-448-6806
www.projectcatsnip.com
Mobile van that visits about 16 locations in Atlanta and surrounding counties.

Help support our ongoing work on this directory by linking to our cat furniture pages.

DeKalb Humane Society
770-593-1155 or 770-987-8288
Low cost s/n certificates.

SpayGeorgia, Inc.
Lilburn, GA
770-662-4479

North Fulton Humane Society Low Cost Clinic
Alpharetta GA
770-772-7472


Carroll County Humane Society
Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties
770-830-2763


Operation Spay/Neuter
Cumming GA
770-887-1565


Pet Vet
Cumming GA
770-887-1565


Cherokee County Humane Society
770-928-5115
Helps pets of people with financial need.

SPARE (Sterilizing Pets and Reducing Euthanasia)
Woodstock GA
770-928-5120




Animal Welfare and Rescue Effort (AWARE)
PO Box 31046
Savannah, GA 31046
912-920-8605
Certificates for discount spay/neuter.

Save-A-Life Inc.
Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-7729
Low cost spay-neuter program for cats and dogs in the Savannah area.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Feel free to give them my email address (mystery250(at)comcast.net)

It's extremely hard to find anyone that is willing to spay/neuter cats in our county, as it's extremely overrun with cats.

If you look behind most any restruant, you see at least half a dozen cats roaming around their dumpsters.

There just are not enough organizations out there that are willing to give free/spays and neuters.

What we have done in the past before is pay the pound/humane society $20 to try to find them a home. They charge $20 per litter, which is a good bit for us even.

Only the last two locations you mentioned are near here, and I believe I have contacted them previously in regards to this matter, they were unable to provide help at that time due to being overloaded as is.

For future reference, I am near Savannah, Georgia. County name is Chatham.

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Originally Posted by TNR1
I found some background information...Stephen...I commend you for caring for these cats...but it does sound like a financial strain. I volunteer with Alley Cat Allies and I'm going to try to pass on your information to someone there to see if we can't find a group to provide you with free spay/neuter for these cats. Have you tried any of these groups:

GEORGIA
Atlanta Humane Society
981 Howell Mill Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-875-2600
Spay and Neuter Team of Atlanta
Marietta, GA
678-354-7200
www.spay-neuterteam.com

The Sterile Feral Inc.
Mailing address:
PMB 210
3 Central Plaza
Rome, GA 30161
706-232-2418
Spay/neuter for feral cats in Floyd County.

Newnan-Coweta Humane Society
770-253-4694
Financial assistance for spaying female cats only.


Paulding County Humane Society
770-443-3565
Web: www.pauldinghumanesociety.org


Paulding County Animal Control
770-445-1511
Helps with s/n based on financial need.

Humane Society of Cobb County
1060 Al Bishop Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
770-428-5678

Cat Care Hospital
Marietta, GA
770-424-6369
Scheduled once a month, low cost spay/neuter services.

Project Catsnip
Metro Atlanta area GA
770-448-6806
www.projectcatsnip.com
Mobile van that visits about 16 locations in Atlanta and surrounding counties.

Help support our ongoing work on this directory by linking to our cat furniture pages.

DeKalb Humane Society
770-593-1155 or 770-987-8288
Low cost s/n certificates.

SpayGeorgia, Inc.
Lilburn, GA
770-662-4479

North Fulton Humane Society Low Cost Clinic
Alpharetta GA
770-772-7472


Carroll County Humane Society
Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties
770-830-2763


Operation Spay/Neuter
Cumming GA
770-887-1565


Pet Vet
Cumming GA
770-887-1565


Cherokee County Humane Society
770-928-5115
Helps pets of people with financial need.

SPARE (Sterilizing Pets and Reducing Euthanasia)
Woodstock GA
770-928-5120




Animal Welfare and Rescue Effort (AWARE)
PO Box 31046
Savannah, GA 31046
912-920-8605
Certificates for discount spay/neuter.

Save-A-Life Inc.
Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-7729
Low cost spay-neuter program for cats and dogs in the Savannah area.
post #8 of 9
Maybe the mom is wore out
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Any mother cat would be worn out right after giving birth.

Going to move her and her kittens into a nice basket with old soft towels in it shortly, where hopefully she'll let them stay at.

She had those kittens right above our washer and dryer in a cabinet. They seem to have 'em in the worst possible places.

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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
Maybe the mom is wore out
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