Please put your paws together and welcome our latest Star Kit, Poppy. She is 12 weeks old from Co Meath, Ireland.
Poppy’s mum arrived at the rescue centre pregnant with Poppy (calico) and her 2 siblings and accompanied by the kittens from her last litter, a male and pregnant female. Only 2 of the 8 kittens survived and Poppy was the only one to totally escape illness (i.e. from the usual problems of living wild such as viruses and inter-breeding).
She stayed in foster with her little sister, Daisy (grey & white), who has cerebellar hypoplasia, in order to help her find her way around the everyday cat things which are difficult for her. Poppy and Daisy are now happily settled in their forever homes!
Please give a warm Caturday welcome to our latest Star Kits, Miss Wawa and Miss Ruffles. They are 15 weeks old from Ojai, California.
Our friends inherited a cat and her 4 newborn kittens when they moved into their new home. They didn’t know what to do with the kittens so I told them we will take them when they are weaned. One kitten disappeared unfortunately. They wanted to keep two and let me have one. I told them I have to have two since littermates make best friends. And the lone kitten will have its mama. The kittens were petrified of people. The kittens were not used to people but Mama cat is. We had to use a cat playpen as a cage to trap the kittens by luring them with food. The Mama cat went into the playpen to eat and her two kittens followed in. The yellow jackets were really bothering the mama so she stepped out and we closed the doors of the playpen. The kittens went ballistic when they realized they were trapped. We transported the cage to our place and set the cage near us so they can be familiar with us. We kept them in the cage for two weeks. I feed them, touched them, hand feed treats, and took them out individually to cuddle them. Miss Wawa was the first one to purr when she sees me. And she loved to cuddle. Miss Ruffles took a while to warm up.
After two weeks, we left the cage door open while I was feeding them breakfast so they can come and go as they please. Miss Wawa took off before eating and disappeared. Once Miss Ruffles realized her sister was gone, she also took off. They didn’t look back. I was heartbroken. We live in a very rural area with many wild animals and I was worried. They didn’t show up for dinner. Then, the next morning, both showed up for breakfast and each meal afterward. At each meal, I make a point to touch them and hand feed them snacks so we can bond. After a week, Miss Wawa started to be a lapcat! My dream. Miss Ruffles is getting better about being petted.
Please join me in putting paws in the air to welcome today’s Star Kit, Missy. She is 4 weeks old from L’isle Jourdain, France.
I heard her crying and found her under a car in a carpark, covered in oil and scared. She was scared to come to me but in managed to get hold of her and get her safe! I took her to the vets to get her checked out and to get advice on what to do.
I’ve decided to keep her and over the next 8 months we are sorting out everything required to get her passport ready for my move back to Wales in April!
Please join me in meeting and greeting today’s Star Kit, Mr Stickers. He is 7 years old from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
We found him in the road after having been hit by a car when he was only 1 years old. We took him to the vet to get him better and then adopted him.
Please put your paws together and welcome today’s Star Kit, Larry. He is a 4 week old Tabby from Oak Grove, Missouri.
Larry is the strongest and biggest of the 3 kitten litter. He is a rescue and is my personal favorite. He is very comical and goes to your heart when he stares into your eyes.