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28-06-2014, 03:35 PM   #1

Rescue To Help Kittens


I have been trying so hard to find a cat rescue that helps feral/strays in hopes of finding a foster home for Katica (mama cat) and her babies. Unfortunately I haven't had much luck and I completely understand that cat rescues are very full at this time. The best I have been able to find in terms of help is a rescue that would take the babies when they are 5-6 weeks old and continue to bottle feed and wean until they are fully vetted and made available for adoption. This way I would be able to get Katica spayed sooner to avoid future litters.

What do you think about this? Is it a good idea? If so, do I trap them the same as an adult? Should I set up more than one trap? There are about 3-4 kittens.



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28-06-2014, 05:43 PM   #2

Re: Rescue To Help Kittens


I'll let some one who is used to dealing with ferals answer this timber- .



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28-06-2014, 06:35 PM   #3

Re: Rescue To Help Kittens


The Cats' Protection in England are very good at trapping Ferals. Maybe you could email them. They have branches all over the country so if you google them I'm sure you will find an email address. How old are the kittens? If they are quite young you may be able to catch them by hand although if you fail the mother will move them straight away and you may not find them again. There are all sorts of cat resuce centres in England that could give you better advice, especially if they have experience of trapping ferals. The rescue centre I have had dealings with is Ashbourne Animal Welfare. I'm sure they will help you if they can. They have a good website with their email address on it. Good luck.



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29-06-2014, 02:48 AM   #4

Re: Rescue To Help Kittens


There are 5 kittens. I thought there was only 3 or 4. I have named them Brie, Colby, Blue, Monterey, and Devon. For the first time Katica wasn't there so I was able to get some pictures. Not the best, but are they ever cute.











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29-06-2014, 11:50 AM   #5

Re: Rescue To Help Kittens


What wee cutie-pies they are! Scrumptious bundles and looking well. Did you say that your two adult ferals are females, timber-? If so, I would expect that the visiting tom may be a ginger. What with Cheddar and this little ginger boy, I wonder what the odds would be?

And you've NAMED them? I know you are trying to get homes/rescue place for them but I wonder if you are already accepting them living with you? I like the cheese theme btw!



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