Yesterday while i was working i heard a kitten crying and i was searching everywhere in the outside closets (hotel) and i found this tiny , skinny almost starving kitten. She kept crying and loud so i was scared at first not knowing if she was sick and had rabies or why she was crying like this or even if she was friendly. So one of the guys at work i asked him to help me get this kitten out and she came right out and was climbing on his leg and still just screaming. I ran into the office to find something , anything to feed this cat even tho my boss told me not to feed it or it would stay, i couldnt leave it like that so the only thing i could find was doritos and i mashed them up and put them on the sidewalk and this cat went after them like it was starving making all of these noises like she couldnt get that food fast enough. So she ate alittle bit and then started following me around of coarse still crying tho . I asked the guy at work if the pound would come for a kitten and he said no! our area doenst take cats only dogs so im thinking what am i suppose to do with this starving kitten> I coudlnt just leave it to die and it surly would of died with in a anther day as skinny and starving as it was. SO......... I called hubby at work and told him the situation and asked if i could please bring it home. I didnt know if it was a boy or a girl i knew it was friendly tho so it wasnt wild and liked to he held . He wasnt real thrilled but said he didnt care, So i ran down to the gas station with the cat in my car to get a can of cat food to feed her ( found out only after getting her home it was a girl) i got a can of soft food and opened the can and put it on the floor board of my car and she was eating so fast i thought she would be sick. she ate that hole can and it was the big can and shes very very tiny, you can feel every bone in her body. So of coarse i ahd to finish working but could leave early so i hurried and did what i had to do ( i left the cat in my car with food and water and blankets while i worked) anyways brought her home and fed her some more shes still crying but not as bad as it was. I put a litter box together for her so UGg my other cat didnt have to share and she hoped in and went potty so i knew she was some ones cat. did this cat run away/ or get dropped off? my thinking tho is it had to be dropped off because this cat wouldnt leave my side it woudlnt run away even if i wanted it to when i found it . It stayed right with me, I hvae never seen a starving kitten before and its sad that she is sooo skinny and now her belly is big but her body is sooo tiny. Shes a very pretty kitten she has blue eyes and is a cream color with dark brown ears and her feet are brown and her face is brown she looks like a himalayin cat but her face isnt smooched in tho, so i think shes a mix of a himalayn and something else,. But her markings and color is the same as the himilayn . Very friendly kitten now that shes been fed and gets along with the dogs. This kitten must be maybe 4 months old im not real good at guessing but shes small but not tiny small , I did call my vet and ask about this cat and if i should give it milk ect and he told me tho that this cat probably was with out food for days for it to act like that when it got food and now she keeps wanting to eat. she will eat anything and everything .
Should i post signs up around my work to see if some one lost this kitten? I kinda feel if this cat was starving for days then no one was looking for it i havent seen any signs anywhere and its to friendly to have run away. its all hotels on the road i work no homes- so it got there some how i know and gosh knows how long it was in that outside cupboard but i think i would of heard it crying before but i also didnt work the day before.
So we have decided to keep her, whats anther pet? so now we have 2 cats. Ugg is a male but he is fixed. Ugg doenst like the new cat at all and has been hiding in the basement since. We have named the cat Lucky- since she was lucky i found her or she would of died im sure today if she didnt have food she was so weak and the cry i will never forget. I cant wait till she puts some meat on her bones, her legs are so skinny and her body is so skinny all you can feel is bones no meat on this kitten at all.
I just couldnt walk away and leave it there with no food. It wasnt going anywhere and with no homes and right on the bay really where would this cat go? get hit by a car? I feel i did the right thing and saved her life. Everyone at work kept hiding from it like it had rabbies and was going to bite them. But the cat was very friendly and not at all a wild cat
I would put up signs for her, I saw a heartbreaking sign offering a reward just yesterday for a lost cat at the grocery store. Sounds like someone just threw this girl out though.
Lots of people think cats can fend for themselves and when they have a litter or aren't fixed and mark up the house people get annoyed and put them out. It's very sad how cats are valued by most...the saddest is, most aren't fixed so the cycle continues.
Keep her isolated from ALL of your other animals until she can be checked out by a vet. I would also give her a bath in a mild baby shampoo to be sure she doesn't have any fleas. Check her gums for pinkness, check her skin for dehydration or any signs of disease. Does the skin bounce right back if pulled up on the neck or does it take a little while to settle with a doughy appearance? Check her ears and eyes. Does her breathing seem fine? What are her bowel movements like? Don't forget to wash your hands before rejoining your other pets.
You just did a wonderful thing! Saving the life of a kitten who obviously needed you should make your heart sing. Hopefully Ugg will come around to see your new baby as the gift she is. Just make sure you have her spayed if she isnt already... we love our precious babies...we just need to make sure our babies don't have more babies!!! Good luck to you from far away Maui, where I WISH I could have a kitty!
Aw what a nice thing you did! But dont give him a WHOLE lot of food at one time because it could cause him to bloat no matter how much he wants it. And, im not quite sure what the age is for weaning, i would suggest trying to give it some regular dry food because it sounds like it might have been weaned already and giving it milk could be bad. So give it some food, water, love and you got yourself a new cat! Congats! LOL
I havent been on in a few days, Gabby ( i changed her name we didnt like Lucky , thats more of a dogs name) has a vet appt tuesday. She seems fine, her ears are clean she does cry alot still but i think she wants held or something because once you pick her up she is fine. She eats a TON- she will eat anything, and she has the worst gas and diahrea right now and im sure its because of not eating and then eating, I do have her on a can soft food, nutro kitten, and also nutro hard kitten food. I dont see any fleas at all and yes her skin does bounce back when pulled.' Its just the AWFUL gas she has and diahrea my gosh she clears the room for such a tiny kitten i didnt think it was possable, but im really thinking her stomach is all messed up im sure from not eating for god knows how long and then having food. Im hoping its a passing phase.
She doesnt seem to be gaining any weight tho but its only been a week not even that just yet but she is very playful and very loving. Ive never seen such a playful kitten and she loves Louie they sleep together and he will lay with her and she will lay with him its so cute.
I Guess i really never thought of the kitten having anything my other dogs or cat could catch since they all are vaccinated and she seems clean and not sickly looking. But now im worried maybe i should of got a vet appt sooner instead of waiting till my next day off. Im pretty sure she isnt fixed, or any shots. I dont know how any one could just drop off a kitten tho? It broke my heart and i wasnt even out looking for any more animals and i knew i couldnt just leave it to wonder off like everyone at work wanted me to do. I couldnt do that. It broke my heart to see that kitten so hungry and locked in the storage shed all skin and bones. I know she wouldnt of made it much longer- But were all happy and she fits in just fine. Ugg still being a butt head about her but i was told a few weeks he should be fine with her. Thanks for the good advice and i will let everyone know what the vet says when i take her tuesday-
I know what you are going thru. My dad found a kitten hiding in the bushed by the side of our house. You could tell his eyes had just opened, they were very blue and unfocused. his teeth had just came in as well. He had the whole gas/runny poop. for about a week or so. being so young all he had was mom's milk. we put him on the milk replacemnt, and soft food. He he now 2 and terriorizes the whole house.
also your kitty sound like a chocolate point siamese (sp).
I really think i may need some help Today i rescued a kitten i heard it crying found it and it just had to come home with me i found out more about why it was where i found it some people had bought a storage unit and while they were cleaning it out found kittens and one "accidently" got into this box that they brought to where i was working and they didnt want to take it back to its mother. I took it right to the vet to make sure it was ok found out that it is only 2 weeks old so now i am(for the first time ever) bottle feeding her the vet say that she appears to be in good health (she also has 6 toes on each paw) im not sure of what all i should be doing for her if you could give me some help on some ideas to help her grow into a great cat i would greatly appreciate it i have never had a kitten so tiny i dont know what to do and i dont want to hurt her in any way. we also can not figure out a name a name for her. our other animals i hope will be ok with her we have a male(fixed)cat tiger that is 11 and is mean to all neighborhood dogs (they are scared of him) we also have 7 fish ( shark bait, bully, tiny, goldylocks, spots, big boy,and hungry man) 3 hamster (princess cupcake, spongebob and patrick) sorry i typed so much