We had a URGENT call yesterday!
Animal control had a another momma who had delivered babies the night before but was having neurological issues and refused to care for them, refusing to even clean them hours after birth! She actually hid from them, leaving them cold on the ￼cage floor.
They told us they tried so many rescues, but they were hopeless as everyone is full, and no one could help. We knew that we had to help and figure out a plan as their lives literally depended on us. Newborns have to be fed so frequently…if they had no one to feed them soon, they wouldn’t be alive for long as they were already turning cold.
However we knew in our hearts we couldn’t leave them there to suffer and they had no other options. We picked the kittens up and brought them back, placing them on a warming pad and trying hard to get their temperature up. We got their sugars up, feeding them every hour until they started to move more and stimulating them to help them use the bathroom since they are too young to do this on their own and they can’t without a mother. They are fighting babies. We knew it would be a hit or miss but they had no one else and we couldn’t leave them there to slowly decline and suffer.
Momma Annabel was such a good momma to her baby, so proud and loving, but surprisingly she only gave birth to one. One thriving kitten so far. Could it work?
The clock was set to feed and check on them every 2 hours throughout the night. We laid them next to Annabel as she sniffed and let them lay next to her and her baby to stay warm.
This morning momma Annabel was trying to take them on as her own! However we are supplementing what she is producing with kitten formula until her milk sufficiently kicks in for the other four. We are not in the clear yet but sweet Annabel has so lovingly jumped in to try to help us save them. She is such an incredible soul!
We are definitely not out of the woods yet, but we have a plan and all we can do is the best we can do to help them have a fighting chance, which they didn’t have before.
If you’d like to personally help assist in the journey to help fight for these little babies…even $5 would help! No donation is too small when it helps the life of a animal, their lives literally depend on us.