Orphaned kittens are hand-reared at Blue Cross12 Jul 2012
Four tiny kittens who became orphaned when they were just a day old are being hand-reared at Blue Cross.
The kittens had a tough start to life after their homeless mum gave birth in someone’s garden last Saturday.
But things became even more tragic when she was hit by a car the following afternoon. Sadly she died and never made it back to her kittens.
With no one to look after the helpless kittens they were brought to our Victoria animal hospital where our nurses have been feeding them every two hours around the clock.
In between feeds they are in an incubator to keep them as healthy as possible and they’re improving every day.
Amanda Bennett, who brought the kittens to us, found them in her mum’s back garden in Penge, south London.
She says: “My mum had been feeding the cat for a while because she knew she was a stray. She even put a cardboard box out with a blanket for her.
“But she had no idea she was pregnant. She had the shock of her life when she went to feed her and found the kittens.”
Amanda adds: “When we discovered the mum had died on Sunday we took the kittens to Blue Cross that day so they could get the care they needed.
“But I’ve been thinking about them every day and wondering how they’re getting on.”
The kittens will soon be transferred to a foster carer where they can get the 24 hour care they need.
Once they’re old enough they’ll go to a rehoming centre so that we can find them loving new homes.
Blue Cross has cared for around 600 kittens so far this year already. We can only do it with your support so if you can, please make a donation today.