Puddle Kitten Rescue

During the torrential downpour this past Saturday, these sweet kittens were found in a puddle in Wilmington. Our Foster Coordinator, Deanna, rushed into action to save their lives. Now named Earth, Fire, Water, and, Air (not pictured.) Once dry, they were put into incubators set at around 88° to warm their body temperature. Kittens under 4 weeks of age cannot thermoregu­late and therefore rely completely on an external heat source to keep their body at an appropriate temperature. Typically, kittens will rely on their mothers for bodily warmth, but when orphaned, like these kittens, they must have a heat source at all times to keep them warm. Deanna found a nursing mother who took the 3 orphaned babies in as her own!
💙Kitten season is a time of the year when cats tend to mate and give birth. This can be attributed to a variety of factors, such as longer days, warmer weather conditions, and more access to food. Cats can produce litter after litter until the weather turns cold again, so although this season is typically March through October it sometimes lasts much longer.
💙Stray cats and kittens, pregnant mama cats, and cats who can no longer be cared for by families or caretakers will all be brought to our shelter in need of care. Orphaned kittens will also rely on our help. We provide them all with the care they need and ensure they are all spayed and neutered.
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