The last of the kittens, Poppy, has been adopted. Although it is sad my wife and I weren’t in a position to keep them, we are happy they all found good homes. This experience has also inspired us to volunteer at the local animal shelter, so we will be doing that soon.
As of today, the kittens I found have been spayed and put up for adoption. Two of them are no longer on the website, so it looks like they got adopted right away!
Poppy is the only one left:
have been adopted. If for some reason Poppy doesn’t find a home we are already listed to get her, which means we’ll have to get her to Illinois from California so my mom can watch her until we get an apartment where we can have cats. Hopefully she finds a good home as well. Hopefully next time I find kittens my family won’t be suffering from the financiapocalypse!
[adrotate banner=”1″]So the big news around the household this week was me finding three kittens Wednesday night at 10:00pm. I went on a late night run to get some water from the WaterMill (basically, a machine that dispenses filtered water, because the tap water at home is beyond terrible even with a Pur filter on it) and as I drove up, there were three kittens sitting in a crevice by the machine. There are a lot of stray animals in town, but usually the cats are older and run away the second anyone even looks at them. The kittens stayed put, not old enough to even know what to do. I am not about to just leave kittens alone in a dark parking lot near a busy street, so I grabbed them. Two of them were easy to catch, but one decided he didn’t want to be caught and started to run off. It was very dark, so I lost sight of him and he disappeared through a hole in the fence. I went to the other side (where a carwash is) and there was no sign of him, but I heard meowing back by the WaterMill and the kitten was over there crying for his siblings. So the last one got picked up and home they went.
The first thing we did was give them some food (water, milk, and tuna) It has been years since I owned a kitten so I didn’t know if they would eat solid foods (later learned they were about 8 weeks, so they ate fine) and they wolfed down the food like they hadn’t eaten in days. They may not have. Then we gave them a quick bath because they smelled. The bath helped some, but not all the way.
As we are moving in two weeks and don’t live anywhere that we can have cats, much less three of them, there is no way we can keep the kittens no matter how cute they are. So I looked up local shelters for the next day, which is when we had to give them up. So it is sad that we had cute kittens for one day, but happy that they will probably get adopted quickly and find good homes that are better able to take care of them at the moment. The adoption agency gave us their ID papers, so we can call a hotline with the number and see if they have been adopted, and if they haven’t after a certain period we’ll just go and claim them so they don’t get put down, but I don’t think they will stick around long.
So here are pictures of the three kittens:
Someone dumped them by the WaterMill station, found them on a late night water run. Three old enough to eat solid food and very hungry. Will post pictures later. Since we’re moving in three weeks there is no way we can keep them, so now I have to find a local shelter, something their owners should have done! Stupid pet dumpers!