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.... Kitten rescue

12/06/10

It was time again to catch up with the Italian Cats.

I was so lucky that Andy, my new member of staff, offered to come and help me as `i only had 3 days and loads to do.

After our first overwhelming stop off at the villa where all my cats and dogs are (more numbers of cats arrived now)!, I decided to show Andy the other colonies that I am working with, One was the port and one was El Faro.

We were horrified to arrive at El Faro cats and as we got out of the car, we heard the most horrendous screaming of kittens. It was like a horror movie. Piercing cries of hunger and a little one had even pulled himself out of the box they were in and came crawling to us.

Just days old, I located where they all were and found them just in a near to death state. 2 were already dead in the box, the youngest. We whisked them up and rushed to vets stopping off to try to get some powdered kitten milk, which was impossible as every shop said they had to order it in.
The vets had an emergency in & the kittens were getting more stressed & weak. I rushed out & the best i could do is baby food. We just sat & fed them some of this whilst we waited.

They were far too young to eat anything. When the vet was free, he took one look at me & the kittens & rushed them in. He ordered me to get some whole milk, honey & panna, a sort of cream. He mixed it all up into some feeding bottles & they all got fed. The two black ones, the youngest, we felt probably would not make it.

The biggest problem is what would happen to them after just 3 days, we were due back to England. It was obvious that nobody was wanting to carry on the responsibility. Andy & I did not trust anybody as the bond with them was growing by the hour.
The only solution was that one of us had to stay.
I had to go back to work as they would not accept my excuse as to why I was staying in Italy. Andy offered & we were both so relieved.

I get 3 text a day about how well the babies are doing. I miss them so but know that Andy is doing a fantastic job!!

Kittens left in a box

Kittens left in a box

Weak & hungry

Weak & hungry

Rescued!

Rescued!

In safe hands now

In safe hands now

These two were too small even for the bottle

These two were too small even for the bottle

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