Welcome to Kitten-Rescue.com
Dedicated to Tania Ella Waterhouse who in her devotion to kitten rescue, she forgot the most important thing - to rescue herself.
September 11, 1974 - July 14, 2010
Before you do anything else, please click on this link Keeping Your Kitten Warm. (Link opens a new window so you can come back to this page when you're finished reading it).
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Welcome to a labor of love that was put together to help anyone who has suddenly found themselves with an orphaned or abandoned kitten.
This website was set-up to serve as an online resource center, supplying you with all the information, tools and support you need to bring this kitten up into a well-socialized and loving feline companion. So remember to breathe, and relax, for caring for such a small fragile creature is very rewarding and satisifying, if you know what you are doing.
We are assuming you have arrived here because you have a small kitten or a litter and donít quite know what to do now. Before we even start, please do the following:
Find a small box suitable for the kitten's size (or big enough to hold the litter of kittens. The box should have tall enough sides the kitten(s) canít fall out or climb out. Place soft bedding inside and then place the box somewhere warm in a room free of drafts.
Then you will need the following: ( Depending on the age of the kitten).
- KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer) and bottle kit (available at any large grocery store or pet supply center, or veterinarian office)
- Feeding syringes (available from your vet)
- Cotton Balls
- Cloth diapers are very handy to have
- Pet Heating pad or
- Clean sock
- White rice
- Clean pillowcase
- Soft cord
- Large cardboard box, or Rubbermaid container with secure lid.
- Soft bedding, rags, towels etc. Have a lot on hand, you will need them.
- Plastic bottle to store boiled and cooled water in
- Bottle brush
- Small flea comb
If the kitten isn't noticeably ill, (diarrhea, lethargy, not eating) please do not take him to the vet right away. If he seems okay, plan on taking him in in a few days after he has had time to gain strength. But of course if you even suspect he might be ill take him in immediately. Wrap him up in warm toweling and keep him close to you.