Hi! Have 3 rescued kittens
Well the kittens aren’t kittens anymore, but we still call them the kittens.
A few winters ago a neighbor passed away and left his cat alone in the neighborhood. Nobody could catch the cat and it eventually had kittens in our back yard. We retrieve the kittens from a dangerous place subject to flooding and a big storm was approaching. I put the kittens in a cardboard box and had them on my front porch while I was calling around for help. When I finally went back outside the kittens were gone and the mother had moved them all under a shed in my back yard.
I worried about those kittens all through the storm and hoped that I had built the shed high enough above the flood area that they would be safe. When the storm was finally over a few days later, we found the kittens safe, but could not catch them. Months went by and we watched as the kittens grew and even ventured in our yard to play with our two dogs. The older dog was very protective of them and would not let our beagle near them, but the mother cat didn’t like the idea so much and would chase both dogs away.
It was a very cold winter so I moved one of the dog houses to my front porch and threw in some old pillows and covered the opening with an old blanket to keep the freezing wind out. We gave the kitten’s food and water, but they still kept their distance.
Then one day when we were at the store, a pair of pit bull escapee’s came up on our porch and killed the mother and two kittens. The other 3 somehow squeezed under some wood and escaped the massacre. It was extremely upsetting and we all cried for weeks.
We still could not get close to the kittens and borrowed a cage type trap and waited for hunger to overcome their fear. We finally captured them after about 3 days and moved them inside to a cage until we were sure that our other 2 cats would be alright with them.
Last edited by marie73; 09-02-2012 at 07:32 PM.