Feline Rescue has been chosen to participate in the Parks Chevrolet
Animal Rescue Contest. With enough votes, SOSFR could win anywhere from
$250 - $1000 for our rescue.
Please vote ONCE A DAY, EVERYDAY THRU JUNE 3rd.
The voting will take place from the Parks Chevrolet facebook page.
In order to vote for SOS Feline Rescue, you will need to go to their facebook page and 'Like' it.
Please remember to VOTE DAILY for SOS FELINE RESCUE thru June 3rd.
Thanks to all for your support ♥
SOS Feline Rescue has a desperate need for foster homes! Please consider becoming a foster home for one or two cats or kittens.
Because SOS does not have an actual physical facility, we rely solely on
caring individuals to provide temporary homes for our cats/kittens as
they await adoption into a permanent, loving home.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in
more information or click here to submit a
. Each time someone volunteers to provide a temporary
home for a cat, it enables us to rescue one more hurt, homeless, or
starving cat/ kitten on the street or to save one from euthanasia at the
We can only rescue as many cats and kittens as we have foster homes for
and right now we are at maximum capacity. Please help us to help more
Thankfully, most discoveries of newborn kittens do not call for human
assistance, and in fact, no intervention is generally the best thing you
February through September is officially Kitten Season, and calls are
steadily coming in from people who have discovered a nest of newborns,
often in their own backyards. Sometimes, callers are especially
distressed because the mother cat is nowhere to be found. And while our
good-hearted instincts tell us to rush in and rescue the poor, little
itty bitty creatures, the best advice, is to leave them alone, unless
you are very certain they have been abandoned.
Here's what to do if you find a nest of newborn kittens:
1. Remember that Mom knows best. The goal is to keep the mother and
kittens together to ensure their best chances for the kittens' survival.
In the first weeks of their lives, kittens need their mother's care and
antibodies from her milk. And as they grow, the mother will begin to
give her kittens the critical training they will need to survive
outdoors, on their own.
2. Determine the age of the kittens:
Under one week: Eyes shut, ears flat to head, skin pinkish. Part of umbilical cord may be attached. Scooting on belly.
10-14 days: Eyes begin to open, ears flat. Smaller than your hand. Still scoot.
Three weeks: Eyes fully open - blue in color, ears erect, tooth buds visible. Walking but wobbly.
3. Quietly observe the nest from a safe distance to determine if Mama
Cat is present. Though the mother stays continually with her litter for
the first day or two after giving birth, she will need to leave the nest
for short periods of time in order to find food for herself. If the
kittens are clean and sleeping in a heap, mom is most likely out
scouting for something to eat. Also, it is instinctual for the mother to
move her kittens one at a time to a new "safer" location, especially in
the first few weeks of their lives.
If after four hours, she has not returned, you may have to conclude she
has abandoned her kittens. As tiny kittens easily become chilled and
dehydrated, this would be the time we recommend human intervention.
4. Above all, do not interfere with the kittens or the nest. It is
essential to their survival that you do not handle them, or try to
create a shelter, keep them warm, or feed them, as long as the mother is
around. These interventions may stress the mother and cause her to
abandon her family.
5. You can help Mama Cat by providing food and water. Be sure to place
the dishes far enough away from the nest that you do not disturb mom and
her kittens, or draw predators such as raccoons to the nest area. And
of course, keep dogs and children far away.
6. Mama Cat needs to be trapped and spayed, but not now. If you happen
to trap a female with enlarged nipples, you must search for the kittens.
Inform the vet that the mother has kittens. Return her to nurse her
kittens within 12 hours of trapping.
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