Six kittens living under a porch with a cat found a fresh start just in time. The smallest kitty has the biggest voice.
Six kittens were found living under a porch with their semi-feral mom. Their caretaker contacted local animal rescuers, hoping to get them the best life possible.
Once the kittens started eating independently, the mama cat was spayed and ready to move on from motherhood. Likely having raised multiple litters, she could finally enjoy being a cat again and have all the food to herself.
Emilie Rackovan, an animal welfare professional, responded to the rescue request. “It was time to get these kittens into foster so they could be socialized and adopted,” Emilie shared.
Six kittens and their mom were found living under a porchEmiliexFosters
With little human interaction, the kittens were wary of people. Emilie placed a can of sardines near their hideout, hoping to draw them out. Only half of the litter was brave enough to sneak a bite.
Emilie waited by a jagged opening leading to the crawlspace and was able to grab the first three kittens, much to their chagrin. The other three were more elusive and refused to come out.
“I ended up coming back a few hours later. Finally, one by one, they went into a drop trap.” When all the kittens were secured, Emilie let out a celebratory laugh.
After a long day, the kittens had a clean, quiet space indoors, plenty of good food, and a dedicated person to cater to their every whim.
“They weren’t quite sure about me when they first arrived but were warming up super fast.”
One of the kittens, Beatrice, was significantly smaller than her siblings. She took a nosedive after arriving, requiring immediate critical intervention.
“She was lethargic, not moving around, and had a low temperature. I got her right into my incubator and began ‘fading kitten protocol,’ where I worked to slowly bring up her blood sugar and temperature.”
After six long, exhausting hours, Beatrice perked up and could stand on all fours with her newfound strength.
“She finally turned a corner, and when she was feeling better, boy, does she have a lot to say.”
While Beatrice was in the incubator to help her recover, she didn’t go unnoticed. The moment she saw her foster mom, she screamed at the top of her lungs.
Beatrice recovering in an incubator, she was tiny but mighty EmiliexFosters
Her meow was a cross between a rusty gate creaking and a cicada.
Beatrice swiped at the glass door with her paws while she roared with all her might. She wouldn’t let up until the door was opened.
Beatrice has a big voiceEmiliexFosters
Once she graduated into a playpen, she waddled around, loudly announcing her arrival. When Beatrice was well enough to rejoin her siblings, despite still being the tiniest, her voice never diminished.
Beatrice was about half the size of her littermates and had much catching up to do.
At eight weeks old, her siblings had reached two pounds, but she had yet to break one pound.
“She remains in good spirits. Thankfully, she’s eating well and is super active, and of course, her voice is still very much intact.”
Herbert, Elmer, Myrtle, and Phyllis were adopted three days ago. Beatrice still has some growing to do. She’s determined to become the fluffiest, most adorable loaf of feline perfection.
These beautiful kittens will spend their first holiday season in loving homes.
Top: Beatrice, Myrtle, Gladys; Bottom: Herbert, Elmer, and PhyllisEmiliexFosters
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