Little kitten got left behind by mom and 5 other siblings.

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Little kitten got left behind by mom and 5 other siblings.

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I posted about 6 little kittens a week ago, now their mom just left this one kitten and took all the others. He/she is very tiny. I took a syringe and filled it with some milk and fed the kitten. He/she seems to be drinking the milk, but continues to cry.

I tried calling the pound and no one wants to take it. They only take dogs.

Me and my family do not have the time, money, or even the space to take care of the kitty. My mom also hates cats, but we are feeding it now because no animal should die of starvation.

I'm not sure if this kitten will survive the long term. Can anyone give me some advice on how to take care of it for the meantime?

I am thinking it is around 1 to 2 weeks old. Unable to drink milk from a bowl, much less eat cat food(which was generously donated by a neighbor).

Please send me a message if anyone wants to take care of it. I live in Bakersfield, CA.

The kitty has a black coat and white "socks" on its feet.
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Looks like you have a cat.

Craigslist? Drop it at someone else's doorstep? :P
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Many people treat cats like rodents - most are fine animals and loving pets if given a chance
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Find a shelter that will take it!!!
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if nothing else, this story is a great metaphor.
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put them in a bag and slam it into the ground a good couple dozen times until the sounds stop :shock:
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Do some research on google. My wife and I raised an orphan kitten (1 week old) a couple years ago.

It needs feed kitten formula or goats milk. I know kittens can have problems with cows milk (this isn't universally true, some will do fine on it but others are lactose intolerant I believe.)

It should be kept warm. Keep it in small box with a warm water bottle with a towel wrapped around it.

A mother cat will stimulate it to make it have a bowel movement. My wife and I would feed the kitten from a tiny bottle and then stimulate it for 5-10 minutes after feeding. Sometimes it would take 24-48 hours between bowel movements. Once again, google for more details.

The kitten should be dewormed as soon as possible.

We found our little feline critter in the woods abandoned with its eyes and ears closed. We ended up keeping it after the intense month or two it took to keep it alive. Those first couple months were I think possibly as much work as a human newborn.
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A mother cat will stimulate it to make it have a bowel movement. My wife and I would feed the kitten from a tiny bottle and then stimulate it for 5-10 minutes after feeding. Sometimes it would take 24-48 hours between bowel movements. Once again, google for more details.
While I am, perhaps, a bit of a trivia freak, and usually appreciate learning lots of trivial details, I think I would have been better off without knowing this "detail".
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Humane Society would be your best bet.
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Good news! I went to work today and I was telling my co-workers about this kitten, asking who wants to keep it. One of the doctors in the office overheard our conversation and offered to take it in and make sure it learns how to eat, etc..

Plus, one of my co-workers offered to take it when the kitty is out of the danger zone because her son has always wanted a kitten.

Thanks all for caring enough to comment(cept you Manbaerpig :evil:). Happy day for me :)
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rylemdr wrote:Good news! I went to work today and I was telling my co-workers about this kitten, asking who wants to keep it. One of the doctors in the office overheard our conversation and offered to take it in and make sure it learns how to eat, etc..

Plus, one of my co-workers offered to take it when the kitty is out of the danger zone because her son has always wanted a kitten.

Thanks all for caring enough to comment(cept you Manbaerpig :evil:). Happy day for me :)
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dm200 wrote: While I am, perhaps, a bit of a trivia freak, and usually appreciate learning lots of trivial details, I think I would have been better off without knowing this "detail".
And I thought I was leaving the details out :lol: .
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Great news.

Gonna give an update on my "cat" situation...

Earlier this spring a stray showed up at our house, which we began feeding. We named him "Roy". He has pretty much moved in now. A "cat rescue" service for $35 did quite a bit and he now spends time in our house. The plan is that he will completely move in during the winter (sleep nights). Currently he sleeps in the garage at night.

Today he brought home a chipmunk, yesterday a mouse. Tonight he chased off a feral cat, but needed a little help from my wife.

He is definately a family member now.

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Opponent Process wrote:if nothing else, this story is a great metaphor.
?

(I've had a few glasses of wine--okay, six or seven.)
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MP173 wrote: Today he brought home a chipmunk, yesterday a mouse.
So, are you now taking care of the chipmunk and mouse, too?
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Manbaerpig wrote:put them in a bag and slam it into the ground a good couple dozen times until the sounds stop :shock:
market timer 8-)
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JasonR wrote:
Opponent Process wrote:if nothing else, this story is a great metaphor.
?

(I've had a few glasses of wine--okay, six or seven.)
it's the feline equivalent of LBJ's Great Society.
LBJ wrote:I took a syringe and filled it with some milk and fed the kitten. He/she seems to be drinking the milk, but continues to cry.
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dm200 wrote:
A mother cat will stimulate it to make it have a bowel movement. My wife and I would feed the kitten from a tiny bottle and then stimulate it for 5-10 minutes after feeding. Sometimes it would take 24-48 hours between bowel movements. Once again, google for more details.
While I am, perhaps, a bit of a trivia freak, and usually appreciate learning lots of trivial details, I think I would have been better off without knowing this "detail".
I just hope they don't "stimulate" it using the same technique a mother does. :P
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If you go to Pet Smart, or any pet store, you should be able to find kitten formula. Feed it (instead of regular milk) to the kitten every couple of hours until your co-worker is able to take the kitty.

Good for you for taking it in and finding it a home.

Good luck!
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Ed 2 wrote:
Manbaerpig wrote:put them in a bag and slam it into the ground a good couple dozen times until the sounds stop :shock:
market timer 8-)
Actually bouncing cats is a useful simulator for predicting market behavior for market timers. It's called dead cat bounce theory. Don't knock it til you try it.

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rylemdr wrote:(cept you Manbaerpig :evil:)
Yeah. What the hell was that?
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Joe S. wrote:
Ed 2 wrote:
Manbaerpig wrote:put them in a bag and slam it into the ground a good couple dozen times until the sounds stop :shock:
market timer 8-)
Actually bouncing cats is a useful simulator for predicting market behavior for market timers. It's called dead cat bounce theory. Don't knock it til you try it.

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That what I was suggestion by my comment. :wink:
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