The one guy who really loves the cats told me he'd heard kittens screaming all day. So I followed him to where he was hearing the screams and found them. First, out came one little guy, about three weeks old. Then, in a line, here came five more. I gathered them up and put them in my car. I headed home, but first I stopped to buy KMR. I called Heartland but they couldn't take them, because they're Linn County kittens. Heartland does not officially take in cats or kittens from our county.
So I was resigned then, that I'd be caring for six bottle babes.
I went over to the KATA kitten bottle feeder fosterer, for some how to, since its been awhile since I had bottle babes. I was barely back home, had fed all six again, when I got another call from the farm. They had found six more, who had been screaming for a couple of hours.
Over I went. They were cold and yelling and in what looked like an upside down table leaf. Their eyes are just opening, so they're probably ten days old.
I put them in a carrier. The KATA bottle babe feeder had said she'd take them even though she has a zillion foster kittens currently.
|Here are the three week olds. There are six of them, too.|
Fortunately, PAWS in West Linn, agreed to take all 12 kittens if I could get them up there before 6:00 p.m. I left immediately and made it just 15 minutes before they closed. Thank you so much, PAWS! Angels!
|Half Pint, one of the three week olds, eagerly eating at PAWS!|