May 22, 2009

Suburban Wild Kingdom

I rescued a kitten from the never-ending rain this morning. Heard some crying on the side of the house and discovered it wedged in our plastic sandbox sitting in a pool of water and old leaves. Soaking wet, shaking, and crying. Brought it inside. Dried it off. Put it in an old box with a warm towel. Hoping it will survive...but five days in non-stop rain doesn't seem like a good thing. Eyes are open so it isn't a newborn but not sure how old it is. Also, Adam and Noah are very allergic to cats and we have friends arriving tonight with a dog. Never a dull moment!

Any advice on kitten care? what to feed it? any other suggestions?

Starting to feel like we are living on Noah's Ark!

6 comments:

Francesca said...

I'm so sorry it's still raining over there!
For the kitten, the basics: aside from the box you provided, milk, soft cheese, a litter box.
PS Something similar happened to me three years ago, when I rescued a sweet abandoned kitten and took it home. Because my older son is highly allergic, the very next day I delivered it to the nearest protezione animali (SPCA). The following day I succumbed to my kids pleading, drove back to rescue it from SPCA and brought it back home. She's now our outdoor cat, "theoretically" not allowed into the house, and just home fed: frankly a real mess, in a few "practical" words.

Chinazhoumom said...

Go to the pet store - you can get canned powdered milk for kittens - do not feed milk - very bad for them - if you google kitten age - you will find some good sites to tell the age - depending upon a few factors - remember our go round of kittens - found home for 3 and we kept one - Addison is having a great time - call me if you need more info - I am in the FCC directory...
Carol & Kimberly

Betty said...

You are indeed a very kind soul!
Betty

katy said...

smooches to you for taking the kitty. just love and warmth. keep us posted; we're thinking about you.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Thank you for the cat advice! Happy to report he did very well over the weekend with bottle feeding and lots of attention. He is now on his way to his new home.

holly said...

My mom, not a cat lover, rescued a kitten one cold rainy morning from a tree and she became our family pet for over a decade. But none of us had cat allergies. good luck, I'm sure your local shelter is a good resource for what to feed it.