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Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Oakville Kittens

Meet the "Oakville Five". These kittens were dumped at Oakville near Warrenton, NC. They were dumped near a very busy intersection and would have surely been hit by a car soon. The rescue's adoption program is technically full unless we get more foster homes (and money), but there was no way I could leave these sweet babies.

They are about 10 weeks old and very sweet. No names yet as they really are almost identical.

You may notice the rather "interesting" cage decor at the bottom of the cage. Well, yesterday the monkies staged the "great escape". The kittens are small enough that they were able to squeeze through the bottom rungs of the cage so I cut up my old Diet Coke boxes and duct-taped them to the outside of the cage. Very bag-ladyesque, but effective (and it also keeps them from losing all their toys through the rungs).

Today, they were given their first bath with both anti-fungal shampoo and Dr. Bronners Peppermint Soap. The anti-fungal shampoo is just a precaution against ringworm or other skin fungi and the Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap helps kill fleas (they will be given Revolution after three days [waiting three days is necessary since they were just bathed today]). The kittens were dewormed and given their first vaccine today. As you can tell, one of them didn't think too much of the whole process! They seem to have gotten over being upset quite quickly as they are currently playing with all their toys and snuggling with their stuffed animals (kittens can never have too many toys)

They are currently living in an extra large dog cage in my "cat free living room"; however, I am currently searching for foster homes for these munchkins.


the cat rescue said...

oh boy, do they look happy and safe.

Theresa said...

Wow, what adorable tabbies. They all have the "M" on their foreheads too. Very special! Theresa