It was around this time last year that we received the disturbing call from someone who had found 5 tiny kittens inside two plastic bags, in a dumpster.
Imagine our surprise and heartbreak when we received a very similar call last weekend, the day before Mother's Day. Someone noticed that a plastic bag in a grocery cart outside of a big-box store kept undulating, long after the wind stopped blowing it around. Upon investigation, they found six tiny kittens fighting for their lives inside the bag.
Sadly, it was too late for one of the babies. But these five darlings made it into our care in time for us to start them on the long path to recovery.
The night of the kittens' rescue, little Elsie's health plummeted. Her body temperature hit an alarming low, as did her blood sugar. She was rushed to the ER where, over the course of 24 hours, she was stabilized. Now, she eats like a champ and has plenty of energy.
Gus, Karen, and Bianca are doing well, but the prognosis for Bianca & Karen's affected eyes is unknown at this time.
Sweet little Lars has quite an uphill battle ahead. Though his general health is stable and his appetite is voracious, his badly infected eyes are clearly in need of intensive care. He is on the strongest, yet safest, medication we can provide for him, and our veterinarians are watching his progress closely.