CAN YOU HELP FOSTER KITTENS?
Again, SARA is looking for a new foster family to help the 5 orphaned kittens found in San Antonio. We’ve had a great week of support from Briana and Justin who took turns getting up every 2 hours. It’s time for a break and to share the workload of getting these kittens stronger.
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FEEDING SCHEDULE & WEEKLY SUPPORT
The feeding schedule gets extended with each week of growth. This week the kittens need your help with eating every 3 hours. See the feeding schedule from the Kitten Lady.
Proposed line up for fosters in the San Antonio area:
2 weeks old: Aug 23 – Sept 29
3 weeks old: Aug 29 – Sept 5
4 weeks old: Sep 5 – Sept 12
5 weeks old: Sept 12 – Sept 19
6 weeks old: Sept 19 – Sept 26
TRIP TO THE VET
On Tuesday August 17, Briana took the kittens to the vet because the smallest one wasn’t eating very well and was making a strange rumbling noise. We thought the kitten might have aspirated milk, but the lungs were fine. The kitten was full of gas though. Seems to be eating better, less gas.
The vet thought the kittens were less than a week old for various reasons, but the main one being that their eyes were all still closed. Newborn kittens’ eyes start opening from 7-10 days. During the weekend, Briana started seeing some eyes.
If you have questions and want to volunteer to help for one or more of the weeks mentioned, please contact us as soon as possible.
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MORE UPDATES ON ORPHANED KITTENS – SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2021
SARA was contacted by a couple of volunteers to take on the newborn orphaned kitten feeding. Amy just handed off the feeding duties to Briana & her fiancé which will allow the feeding schedule to continue. Amy let Briana keep their blue blanket.
Thanks so much to both Amy & Briana for taking on this project to save these kittens. And high five to our SARA friends network for stepping up and sharing this post.
If you would like to foster a SARA kitten or cat, fill out the application on our Adoption page. Just let us know it is for temporary fostering.
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ORIGINAL POST – SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2021
Do you need a hobby for a few weeks? We are reaching out to our local network for some kitten foster families.
A SARA friend Amy has reached out for help with 5 brand new orphaned kittens. Amy’s family found the kittens and after checking on them, the mother did not coming back. We don’t know more. We just want to put out the word to find some foster parents as soon as possible.
These newborn kittens need to be fed with a nippled syringe every few hours. Amy has started them on the syringe this weekend and is following Tracy’s instructions to be super careful about not getting milk into their nostrils so they don’t aspirate.
Amy wraps the kittens in a cloth while feeding them to keep them still, comfortable and focused on eating.
TAKING OVER THE FEEDING SCHEDULE
Amy has to go back to work Monday August 16 and won’t be able to keep up the feeding schedule that the kitten’s need. Yes, she has tried to find a spot at all the local shelters and animal care services in surrounding counties. Everyone is beyond full and stretched with small crews who are pushed to their limits, like SARA.
Do you know someone who loves kittens, can commit to a feeding schedule, and is in the San Antonio area?
KITTEN LADY TIPS
We leaned on information from the Kitten Lady online to make instructions easy to follow. Even if you cannot foster, you can see how involved orphaned kitten care is.
HOW TO SYRINGE FEED A CAT
WEIGHT CHARTS & AMOUNT TO FEED
The KittenLady has a list of supplies which should be readily available at a local pet store and online with Amazon.
Thanks for being a foster hunter for kittens. Amy has done some great work to save them and keep them alive. We need support to get them big and healthy.
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