Newborn kittens when we found them in a plastic bag outside.

A bag of hope

May 15, 2016

We rescued three newborn kittens this morning.

I was walking the dogs, when I heard kittens crying among the bushes at the roundabout in our village. Upon closer inspection, my mom and I found a diaper bag, wrapped in brown paper, which was in turn wrapped and tied in a plastic bag (3 layers of packaging!). Inside were four kittens, which couldn’t have been more than a few hours old. The umbilical cords and placenta were still attached.

There were four, but one of the ginger kittens, was already dead. :'(
There were four, but one of the ginger kittens, was already dead. :'(

We took them into my mom’s kitchen and discovered that one of them was already dead. My mom buried the poor thing, while we let the three live ones nurse on Kanika, our cat who recently also gave birth to 5 kittens. Kanika now has to feed eight kittens! She’s doing a great job as a surrogate mommy.

Kanika inspecting the new arrivals.
Kanika inspecting the new arrivals.
Kanika miraculously allowed someone else's babies to nurse on her.
Kanika miraculously allowed someone else’s babies to nurse on her.

Kanika’s 5 kittens are about 2 weeks old, and are much larger than the three little rescued ones. We have to take the mommy away from the bigs ones, so the little ones could have a chance to feed.

Hoping for the best for these three rescues. Kanika is a wonderful surrogate!
Hoping for the best for these three rescues. Kanika is a wonderful surrogate!

We’re going out today to buy nursing bottles and kitten formula, so we can feed the 3 babies better.

This is a sad reminder how people treat animals. I’m just glad that we found those kittens when we did, even though I know there is no guarantee that they will survive. At least we will give them a fighting chance!

Author: Regielene

Regielene of the House Gonzales, First of her name, the Freelancer, Queen of Content Marketing and the First Scientist (in her family), Khaleesi of the Great Grassy Area (at the back of the house), Breaker of (dog) Chains, Mother of 10 Cats and 4 Dogs.

3 thoughts on “A bag of hope”

  1. A lot of people in this world are “nice” but only a few of them are good. Being nice is something we can learn but being good is different. Either you have a conscience or you are born a monster. Sorry. I just think the one who did that deserve that label.

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