The Greenville Humane Society needed somebody to foster these adorable kittens while they found a mommy kitty willing to take them in. We had the three orphans for about four days and loved it! They were about ten days old, just opening their eyes and ears!
This little lady was the runt of the litter. They almost don’t look like cats when they’re this young!
This little guy loved to snuggle!
My favorite, the healthiest one, reminded me of a cheetah! Look at the cute little “M” on his forehead! His little ears flapped when he suckled!
Taking care of orphan kittens is a big responsibility, not a decision to be taken lightly. They have to be fed every few hours, and because they are so young, they can’t go to the bathroom on their own. Their mom will lick them to encourage them to go…we used cotton balls. This has to be done at every feeding, and then they need to be cleaned and kept in a warm area. Unfortunately, orphan kittens don’t always make it, because they lack the necessary antibodies to fight off common illnesses. Normally the mother’s milk would provide this for them. Luckily for these guys, another mommy kitty was willing to take them in, and they’ll have a much better chance of growing up, and finding a forever home!