Oh no, not more kittens
A co-worker, Linda, got in touch with me last week, asking for help. She has been feeding two feral kittens since late summer. They are approximately 9 weeks old. The mother cat was around for awhile, but has disappeared.
Linda has gotten the kittens to the point where they will eat right at her feet but she can't touch them. One is a calico, the other is a long-haired gray.
The problem is that she can't adopt them, having two cats already, limited income, a new baby, a husband on disability plus she is planning to move by Dec. 1. There is no one who would take care of the kittens when she's gone.
I asked our local rescue organization, Animalkind, if they would take the kittens if we trapped them, but for the first time they said no. They had a fire (very minor) and sprinkler-system flood (major) last spring. It shut down their facility and they are still operating out of cramped temporary quarters. Their foster support people all took in multiple cats, about 150 in all, so that resource is tapped out.
Personally, I cannot take in one more cat. But I lent Linda a trap and told her I would take the kittens if she could catch them.
I hope she does. Otherwise they will die in our typical upstate NY winter without food or shelter.
I guess what I am hoping is to buy them some time, time in which a home or at least a foster family can be found.
I am located in Hudson, NY, about 30 miles south of Albany.