Six kittens who were found without a mother, now have someone to raise them all together.
About a month ago, received an urgent plea about six orphaned kittens needing rescue.
The litter of six had been found without a cat mother and were brought into a shelter at three weeks old. They were sickly, frail, and covered in fleas and dirt.
Marisa volunteered to pick them up from the shelter and transport them to the rescue hours away, so the kittens could receive round-the-clock care right away.
"They were very hungry when they arrived. A foster volunteer took them in and started feeding them around the clock," Chatons Orphelins Montreal shared with Love Meow.
The kittens were given baths to remove all the pesky fleas. After getting cleaned, dried, and warmed up, they were fed, hydrated and looked after overnight.
The next day, the litter of six perked up with newfound energy, and their appetite also improved.
They were so content to wake up in a soft, warm nest, and switched on their tiny purr motors as they listened to the soothing voice of their foster mom.
"There are three boys and three girls, and they were underweight and had some stomach issues. After a trip to the vet's, they were on the mend."
For the first time in their lives, the kittens were able to sleep soundly in a comfortable, clean, heated bed layered with soft blankets. They no longer had to worry about where their next meal would come from.
The kittens cozied up in a puddle-cuddle the whole time as they continued to recuperate. They dove into a snooze-fest until their foster mom came in with their bottles.
"They were fed one by one, every three hours. They latched onto the bottle immediately, and have been making good gains every day since," the rescue told Love Meow.
With a demanding feeding schedule and six hungry babies to cater to, the kittens kept their foster mom very busy. She got up in the middle of the night to make sure all the babies had full bellies and never lacked an ounce of love.
"After each meal, the kittens would curl up together and fall asleep on their heated bed. It was a very sweet sight to behold."
The littermates are 7-8 weeks old now. They have made a full recovery and grown in size, strength and mischief.
They are starting to get really playful during their waking hours - zooming around, jumping and climbing things as if they owned the place.
The kittens adore human attention and enjoy sitting on their foster mom's lap all in a big purr-pile.
"They see their foster mom as their mother and will meow at the top of their lungs as soon as she enters the room. Now, they all have chunky bellies and so much energy."
After a rough start, the six little ones are blossoming into happy, healthy, cuddly young cats. They do everything together and are living each day to the fullest.
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