Today Libby and I were working in Maternity.
Four little siblings, Amadeus, Mozart, Wolfgang and Constanze were waiting impatiently for their new Foster Mum's to arrive.
Found dumped in a box aged approximately 4 weeks old and without Mum, they had no chance to be weaned. By this age it's very difficult to get them to accept milk from an artificial teat, so they are having a mixture of milk and food 'mush' in a bowl. Unfortunately this does have a negative impact on their little tummies.
Now 5 weeks old they went to their new foster home today. It's obvious they miss the comfort of Mum as they cry out for attention and cuddles.
Fortunately there will be plenty of love and cuddles in their temporary home. :)
Poppy was perched up on the window. She was trapped by the wonderful Friends of Ferals Maggie, close to Centertainment.
She is terribly frightened and the team have to take it very slowly in order to gain her trust. She won't have really had contact with people before, so it's not surprising how scared she is. Maggie also spotted 3 possible siblings but when she returned to try and catch them, they were nowhere to be seen.
While we were in the room she started tucking into her lunch and finished off with a wash. All very good signs that she is starting to feel slightly less cautious around people.
Another set of four kittens are Mindy, Minnie, Mike and Maise. I love this picture of them :)
|Mindy, Minnie, Mike and Maise|
A little timid at the moment, they were found in garden with their Mum Mia when they were 9 weeks old. Now 11 weeks, Mum has moved into Holding to begin her own journey to finding a new home.
And here she is, Mum Mia.
She is very friendly, but isn't keen on other cats at the Shelter.
Also in Holding was Wilfred who wouldn't keep still long enough for a photo! Sadly, his owner could no longer keep him. He's around 8 months old.
Minnie and Maisy were found in woods and are about a year old. Minnie is very protective of Maisy, who is a little timid.
|Minnie protects Maisy|
She often sits in front of the little black cat to shield her and can also be seen to put a paw around her too!
Finally, yesterday Ohio and Vegas returned to the Shelter and it was no surprise to hear they had been adopted together today.
This is how they were when I first met them.
And here they are now looking much more grown up!!
9 adoptions today meant that there have been 415 so far this year, which is amazing!! This means the Shelter have already exceeded last years figure :)
They couldn't do it without all the support and donations received each and every day. Thank you.