March 11, 2010Sugar and Her Kittens – The New Foster Family
So, at the risk of turning this into a cat blog, here are pictures of the new family that Tom and I are fostering right now. Well, Tom is doing it reluctantly. 🙂
Here is Sugar, a young mama, and her brood of 8 kittens. 8!! Crazy. Sugar and her kittens were turned into the local animal control in one of the overnight dog “drop pens” where you can just ditch your dog at night and have animal control take care of it in the morning.
Somehow, Sugar got out and started moving kittens, so when animal control opened at 8:00 a.m., it looked like 7 motherless kittens had been abandoned in the dog pens.
Luckily, animal control called the Midland Humane Society, who put out a call for an experienced kitten raiser. And…well…they got me. I have never raised a kitten before, but I thought I would try rather than letting all these pretty babies get put down.
Meanwhile, another member of the Humane Society tracked down the mom and the last kitten, put them in a carrier and met me at the vet. (Thanks, Rhoda!) Mom and kittens were reunited, and I was totally relieved that I wouldn’t have to be going it alone.
So, now the whole family is being fostered at our house. Sugar and her babies (Twix, Baby Ruth, Spree, Kit, Kat, York, Clarke and Tootsie) are all doing great. They were all pretty sick and dehydrated, but everyone is making great strides towards being healthy again!