Since it was clear the momma cat was not very effective, the foster mom brought home the momma she had previously, Mila. Mila instantly went to work cleaning the kittens while the other mom nurses them. Then Mila started bathing the momma, too!
We are hoping for the best for the remaining two, but understand that fading kitten syndrome is quite common in young mothers, who often pass viruses and ailments to their kittens that older cats with stronger immune systems do not carry.
Update: We are down to just one kitten from four, but Mila (right) is not leaving the side of the other mommy and the baby. These two mommies seem happy to help each other and keep each other company. A ginger alliance to keep the remaining baby warm, fed, and well cleaned.
Oh it's very sad news ! This young mama is stil a kitten ?ReplyDelete
OMG that last picture is so precious. Wish the best of all of them.ReplyDelete
God Bless you Mila for helping out. You can see from the last picture that the Momma cat is so thankful for the help. Our prayers are with this new mommy and her kitten.ReplyDelete
so sad about the babies passing, yet so beautiful that another mama is there to help the new mamaReplyDelete
I hope the last kitten survives. What a touching story and pictures to go along with it. The momma looks like a kitten herself. What a shame that she wasn't taken care of by her owner and spayed.ReplyDelete
How did the last kitten fare?... This is such a touching sequence of pictures!ReplyDelete