I know some of you are wondering about AJ so I wanted to give you an update. He is making some progress but it is very slow going. He is painfully timid and still wants to hide all the time. He is very wary and seems like he keeps expecting to be jumped. I can’t imagine that he was ever “acting out” in his original home.
He is still in a room with just a couple of kittens who he pretty much ignores. He figured out right away how to open the closet door and hung out in there until I came into the room. Then he would come out to be loved on. I fixed the closet so he can no longer go in, forcing him to deal with his surroundings a little more. So now he just hangs out under the furniture.
He is extremely sweet and loves to lay next to me when I sit on the floor to scratch and love on him. It is still pretty difficult to photograph him because as soon as I stop petting him, he wants to slink away.
He is a bit of a picky eater. He has been offered raw food, several flavors and brands of grain free food and Friskies. His favorite, by far, is the Friskies.
If you would like to donate to AJ’s care, visit MeoowzResQ’s website. I know they will appreciate any amount.
Helping Sick Kittens
Gatsby is a tuxedo
Savvy Pet Care is currently caring for sick kittens for MeoowzResQ. These kitties were saved from a high kill shelter, where, due to their illness, they were destined to be euthanized.
As is common for kittens coming from shelters, they had upper respiratory infections (URI) and needed to be isolated from healthy kittens. URI is highly contagious and young kittens are very susceptible.
These sick kittens were also very underweight. At eight weeks, they each only weighed about a pound. The proper weight for a kitten is about one pound per month of age, so an 8-week old kitten should weigh about two pounds.
Diamond is a tortie
We gave these babies a safe, warm place to stay and proper amounts of food. We administered their prescribed medications. Now that they are over their URI and have put on some weight, they are ready to be spayed and neutered. They will go this Friday to Pro Pet Fix, a great low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Fullerton. They will be ready for adoption events the following week.
Blackout is going to be a gorgeous medium to long-haired kitty
Asher must be part Maine coon — look at those tufts!
If you have ever considered fostering cats or kittens, we highly recommend MeoowzResQ. They provide all supplies while you are fostering. All their kitties are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and flea treated prior to adoption and come with a free vet exam. Some are microchipped. MeoowzResQ holds adoption events every weekend and uses other avenues such as craigslist, Petfinder, and Facebook to find adopters for the hundreds of cats and kittens they save every year.
Daisy is the shy one and was not interested in having her picture taken