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    Look What I Found in the Clearance Section

    I was at my local Wal-Mart looking for "clearance" plants and found these six kittens instead. After asking the employees at the store about them, I guess there is a local cat that "dumps" them there. They were happy for me to take them.....husband not so sure. They are just opening their eyes and are doing well on a bottle.
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    Awwwh! Sweet little babies! What a kind heart you have. Bless you for taking them.
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    I am glad they have found someone to care for them. In this economy, more pets are being dumped. The same people that dump them are the same people who won't get their animals spayed or neutered.

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! So cute ,they are so little. It was wonderful of you to take them. All my house kitties have died(OLD AGE) My hubby won't let me replace them.

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    And calicos at that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I am glad they have found someone to care for them. In this economy, more pets are being dumped. The same people that dump them are the same people who won't get their animals spayed or neutered.
    so true. These kitties are adorable, as they all are. Will you keep them all or try to find homes for them?
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    How do you know the mom was not taking care of them? They look healthy. She is probably wondering what happened to her kittens.

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    Oh they are adorable!! I hope they all find good homes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I am glad they have found someone to care for them. In this economy, more pets are being dumped. The same people that dump them are the same people who won't get their animals spayed or neutered.
    Too true! Thanks for the rescue.
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    Oh...so sweet. I wouldn't have been able to leave them either!
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    am I the only one who is worried the kittens got taken away from their mom? If she is a typical feral cat she would vamoose when people come by, so the workers would not see her, just the kittens, and assume she "dumped" them. I don't think too many mother cats do that to kittens that young.

    I am glad you are bottle feeding them but if they had stayed with their mom, it wouldn't be necessary.

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    Don't jump down HensandHollyHocks, she felt she was doing a good deed based upon response from workers. The kitten are adorable, your great for taking care of them.

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    oh they are so cute ,hope they all make it mighty young aren't they
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    Such little dolls. Thank you so much for giving them a home.

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    Even if their mom was still around, think of the life they would've had - not all would've survived, and the rest would've become just as wild - and would've continued the cycle of adding more poor stray kittens to the world. Maybe one thing that could still be done is see if a live trap could be set in that area (just during the day so you don't catch racoons or skunk). Mama needs help too!

    If you contact your local humane society, they may know of a low cost spay/neuter clinic that could help too. I have an appt to fix our feral mom and young ones - hopefully the feral dad too if we can get him. The cost for all of them, including shots, will be about what it would cost to have ONE done at a local vet.

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    I'd say you got the best deal in the store and those pretty kittens did great getting you. God Bless You. So wonderful of you & the little ones.

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    oh for goodness sakes. the things you can find when out shopping!! have fun!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    And calicos at that!
    love calicos, had one years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama View Post
    Even if their mom was still around, think of the life they would've had - not all would've survived, and the rest would've become just as wild - and would've continued the cycle of adding more poor stray kittens to the world. Maybe one thing that could still be done is see if a live trap could be set in that area (just during the day so you don't catch racoons or skunk). Mama needs help too!

    If you contact your local humane society, they may know of a low cost spay/neuter clinic that could help too. I have an appt to fix our feral mom and young ones - hopefully the feral dad too if we can get him. The cost for all of them, including shots, will be about what it would cost to have ONE done at a local vet.

    Thank you for caring!
    I agree 100%. I have been bottle feeding a little kitten that we found near death in our upstairs storage space.

    Archie must have been the runt of the litter because he was the size of a week old kitten (though his eyes were open) and you could feel every one of his little vertebrae. Absolutely skeletal. He was so malnourished that he had no hair on his tail or belly. He ate, pooped and pee'd (with help) and slept for a week. He would lay in his box without stirring and more than once I was sure I'd open it to find him dead.

    The Mama and the other two kittens had been coming down at night and eating out of our stored cat food so they were comparatively healthy and about three times the size of this little guy.

    Unfortunately, the Mama and one of his siblings were hell-aciously wild and we had to turn them over to our local no-kill shelter. The second kitten (Alf) was wild until we caught him but calmed down when we held him and has been slowly but surely learning to trust us.

    Archie thinks I am his mama and sleeps under my chin every night. My husband says it is just like having a newborn again. He also says he is "More rat than cat" because his tail is bare. lol

    We plan to keep Archie and Alf. I shudder to think what their life could have been like.
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    You are heaven sent. What a nice thing to do.

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    And who thought you could only get fish at Wally World?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnique View Post
    And who thought you could only get fish at Wally World?
    My thoughts exactly. I have found that if I would be looking for a new pet, I'd just check with our local vet (rural town). They get drop offs all the time. They currently have a small black lab 'living' with them. She's the sweetest thing!!
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    Awe! I wish I could have one! They are way too cute!
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