I recently returned to see theÂ SPCA foster kitties I first photographed a few weeks ago. Now at 6 weeks they were larger and stronger and no longer needed to be syringe fed. Unfortunately, two of the original 5 had become sick shortly after I visited and didn’t have the strength to fight off whatever illness they’d picked up. This is always an inherent risk with foster kittens, especially extremely young ones. Now there were only 3: Ernie, Oscar and Kermit (I mention this not to dissuade folks from fostering — in fact, it’s fostering programs like this one that actually save countless kittens each year–but it is serious and sometime emotionally difficult work, particularly with the very, very young kittens that everyone should be prepared for)
It was very different visit this time. All the kittens were acting very much like little cats: prowling, playing, batting low-hanging objects, etc. And, if it’s even possible, I think they actually may have gotten even cuter.
I’m planning to stop by again at least once or twice to check their progress but with the three catsketeers growing larger and stronger every day they seem out of danger and on their way to being made available for adoption.
Anyone reading this who wants to help can do so by becoming a foster parent or, if that’s not for you, you can still make a big difference by spaying or neutering your cats, volunteering at a shelter, or donating to a local rescue group.
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