The farmer’s daughter was doing her routine chores on their farm in Shuswap, British Columbia in Canada, when she came across the orphaned kittens. There were actually six kittens, but only four out of the brood survived.
Urgent care was needed for the orphaned kittens
After a call to Shuswap Paws Rescue Society, one of the centre volunteers, Kelsey, headed straight to the farm. She discovered that the kittens were feeding from a spayed, female cat, so it was certainly obvious that she wasn’t their natural mother. The tiny kittens were taken to the rescue centre, where the vet could check them out. The orphaned kittens obviously needed not only medical attention, but also round-the-clock-care and proper food too.
The smallest adopted kitten is from a different litter
When examining the orphaned kittens, the vet discovered that the collection of kitties were in fact from two different litters. Three of them were around two weeks old and their eyes had started to open. However, the smaller black and white kitten, who still had her umbilical cord attached, was only 3 to 4 days old. The kittens were prescribed antibiotic medication to help with upper respiratory infections.
The orphaned kittens have a difficult start in life
The rescue shelter staff gave the kittens names. The two males are called Bud and Sunny and the larger female kitten Robin. The tiny, adopted kitten from a different mother, is named Bees. After their initial rough start in life, the kittens are being well cared for by volunteers at the rescue centre. They’ve been given nasal decongestant drops to help clear their noses and warm compresses and eye drops to help their eye problems.
It’s good news now that the three tabby cats and their tiny sister are recuperating well. It’s hoped that new homes will soon be found for them.