Is it normal to find a homeless kitten?

Is it normal to find a homeless kitten?

So, you’ve found a homeless kitten. It’s not as uncommon as you may think. For some folks out there, in the summer months it’s pretty normal to see mothers and their kittens nursing in hidden spots in your yard, in bushes, sheds, or some moms have even walked right into a strangers home to give birth.

What should I do if I find an abandoned kitten?

As you can see, trying to save abandoned kittens is a time-intensive and sometimes heart-breaking effort. It puts great strain on rescue organizations and animal lovers like you. This just reinforces our message to spay and neuter cats BEFOR E they reach their sexual maturity, which is earlier than one might think!

What do you need to know about bringing home a kitten?

It is usually a good idea to keep the food and water away from the litter box, as cats don’t generally like to eat near where they do their business — but then again, who does! This area will serve as a safe space for your kitten to not only get to know you, but also to get used to the strange sounds and smells of her new home.

What should I do if I find a kitten on the street?

Prepare for bottle-feeding and proper care before you take the kittens off the street. If you feel you must take the kittens in, wrap the carrier or container you will transport them in in a towel for warmth, but make sure you leave air holes uncovered so the kittens won’t suffocate.

What to do if you find a lost kitten or cat?

By exercising care in capturing the animal, gathering all the appropriate information, and taking the right steps to get in touch with the owner, you can be immensely helpful in rescuing a lost kitten or cat. Look for signs that the cat is lost.

So, you’ve found a homeless kitten. It’s not as uncommon as you may think. For some folks out there, in the summer months it’s pretty normal to see mothers and their kittens nursing in hidden spots in your yard, in bushes, sheds, or some moms have even walked right into a strangers home to give birth.

What happens if you find an abandoned kitten?

Abandoned kittens are unfortunately at greater risk for health issues. Photography by Branislav Ostojic/Thinkstock. Not every kitten rescue has a happy ending. Since an abandoned kitten doesn’t get the benefits of the antibodies in the mother’s milk, she’s more vulnerable to problems like infections, hypothermia and anemia.

Can you find a kitten with no mom?

The scenarios in which you can find a kitten are never one size fits all. We have heard of kittens being found with a whole litter with no mom in sight, or it could be just that you found a single kitten on their own. The rule of thumb is: Leave them be.