Weighing in at only 3.5 ounces, newborn kittens are a precious handful. They are one of nature’s most vulnerable creations. Kittens are born completely defenseless. Their eyes and ears are shut, and they are unable to even crawl. But they develop quickly.
Each stage of newborn kitten care is different, so determining a kitten’s age is key to his survival. Battling disease, starvation, animal attacks or human cruelty, stray and feral cats can die young. If you’ve found stray kittens on your property, act fast to help them live healthy lives. To help the abandoned cats and see them getting better is a real joy and a kind act.
This is the case with Bagel, she was found with two of her siblings in shrubs by a woman walking her dog. She was just a day-old then, she was found frozen in bitter cold. She and her siblings never even had a chance to meet their mother so they were deprived of warmth.
They even had to find warmth in the car vents. The three kittens were rescued and their foster mom was very keen to save them, she even decided to take them home to take in order to provide the necessary care, feed and warmth. We’re so grateful that someone watch these kittens and saved them. Surely she would grow into a cute and strong cat.
Watch the adorable rescue below:
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To celebrate #thecarbkitties turning one year old today, I thought I’d share their story as told by @thedodo. It was featured on their #littlebutfierce page and viewed over 74 million times on Facebook! I have cared for so many neonatal kittens over the years, but never any that were just hours old. We set a trap that night trying so hard to find and trap their mother, but she never returned. Several other cats were trapped and spayed/neutered in that area as a result, but we never found out what happened to their mother. I remember being so worried that these babies wouldn’t survive without a drop of their mother’s milk, but not only did they survive, they are thriving and it is a privilege for me to be able to see them in their WONDERFUL forever homes! Bagel was the runt of the group I was so scared that she wouldn’t make it. Come adoption day, her new mom and I surprised everyone at @catcampNYC when we did her adoption live during my foster kitten training presentation! It was such a wonderful day! @ifyougivezoeyapancake @houseoftabbies @littlespudmuffin