Emergency Help Needed
Sorry to drop in unannounced. But a friend of mine's in a series situation.
About a week ago he discovered 5 newborn kittens in the trash near his apartment complex in Osaka, Japan. Obviously he has been trying to nurse them to health. Japan is not a very cat friendly country (they are viewed of as more of a problem than a pet).
My friend is so busy he asked me to post a few questions on the internet to find a good source of information. His wife (who is Japanese) has been getting help from her peers and they are doing their best with the kittens, inducing urination and defecation, feeding, etc. However, my friend is still a bit in the dark about what is the best course of action.
These are NEWBORNS. Most of their eyes are not open yet. One of them has already passed away (the runt). There are four left to care for. Apparently the eat, sleep, pee and poo like the best of them.
The most recent issues was puss in the eye of one. It has since drained and his eyes are open now, but my friend (Mike) doesn't know what is normal or what is abnormal.
What resources are available? Something we could sit down and read quickly woudl be a great help right now.
We can both be reached via e-mail if someone has so great advice to offer. I will check this board regularily for the next few days and hope that all you animal lovers can help us out.
Thanks so much for reading and trying to do what you can.