Got the call late in the morning: wish it had been sooner. The woman had found this little one at her doorstep (!) when she came from work late last night. So he had been at least 12 hours with no food, in the cold. He was breathing, but immobile. I put him right onto the heating pad, and warmed up some kitten milk replacer. He was about two months old; he'd survived this long...he had that going for him. He could barely swallow, but I got about 9 milliliters of the "KMR" into him, then gave him some warm fluids with dextrose and electrolytes in it, also some B-12. Cleaned his eyes and behind a bit...virtually no fleas, and he was pink, not the pale of an anemic cat. Also good. But usually they perk up after this treatment, and he did not. An hour later, called a homeopath friend, who recommended the remedy sulphur. She called back just as I'd finished giving it, and said she thought 'wait and see' was a better plan...but he did perk up a tiny bit...and got some more milk replacer...not as thin as I've seen them, does have scabies, but that's not too much of a drain. Unusual case. Please keep him in your prayers..
Here he his after the goo came off his eyes, resting up on the heating pad! Bless his heart...I've named him Gabriel.
Safe they are! Mother and babies were in a yard of tall grass, the grass was mowed and the babies exposed..danger from the sun, heat, dogs, etc. Brilliant trapper friend stayed on the case till she had babies and mom safe. The method is to scoop up the babies, and use them as 'bait'. in order to catch the poor mother. The babies are confined behind the trap, and covered so that the only way the mom can get to them is through the trap. Then once she is trapped, poor thing (there are the wires of the trap and the confinement cage between her and her babies) both cage and trap are whisked off to a safe place. Whew. this bunch came here. First bunch, we could not catch the mom. Had to take the babies away from the rescue site; they may not have eaten, mom could have been killed or so, and they were exposed and dehydrated. Hard business decision. The caller, whose yard they were in, had never seen the mom. Set the trap, no go, day after day. oy. Angel Blythe took those in; she had nursing moms, but wound up feeding them herself, as none of the mothers 'worked'.
This below is the second bunch...and I'm going to get the third bunch today, gods willing!! They are in an abandoned car.
You can see that one of these babies is half the size (at best!) of the others. She is eating well, however, and I'm keeping my eyes on her. The sweet mother has let me stroke her...not too traumatized. They are just beautiful....of course.
The founder of Bee Holistic, Cynthia Burke, has been caring for cats most of her life, volunteering with such groups as the wonderful Animal Balance, and Fix Our Ferals. In 2011 Bee Holistic Cat Rescue and Care became a registered non-profit.