Little one got separated from his mother...tragedy of springtime: folks see newborns, or babies, and snatch them up. These folks said that they did wait for the mother (YES!) and several hours had gone by. It was getting dark. Plus, they thought they'd heard him (it's a boy!) crying the day before...so I said bring him over, Now! He was covered in (tmi) fly eggs. Bless him...They were easy to remove, mainly with a flea comb, and I got some warm milk replacer into him pronto. Maddie's Fund, www.maddiesfund.org, has an invaluable Stomach Capacity Feeding Chart: you can search for it on the site. Tells how much they usually weigh at every stage, from newborn to four weeks, how much to feed, and how many times daily (and nitely), approx. (He weighs 3.2oz.) Babies actually nurse on and off constantly, but this schedule will do. You need a small scale, easily obtained at a drug store, and to weigh them every day to make sure they're gaining weight. So far so good with William. I sure am tired.
Meanwhile, as we try to find a nursing mother to take him in...
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.