Friday, June 28, 2013

Kittens at 3 weeks

Eve is a cat rescued from a grocery store next to my building. She was pregnant when one of the store clerks took her home. Looking back, I wish I'd insisted on taking her then, when she could have been aborted and spayed early in the pregnancy, but the combination of my other personal commitments and the clerk's lack of follow-through on the several times we set up prevented that. The clerk couldn't keep Eve and the kittens - she knows nothing about cats, has three small children who were playing with the kittens like toys, and doesn't have the time or money. Finally a friend and I went over there and took Eve and the litter.

Here's a picture of Eve and the seven kittens at three weeks:

It's hard to see here, but one of them is a runt - the clerk told me later she was afraid the kitten was going to die because she was always hungry and crying. Fortunately she didn't, and I made sure she got the opportunity to nurse without being crowded out at least a few times a day.

I got them on the waiting list for North Shore Animal League right away - fingers crossed they get in, but there's no guarantee.

Eve and her kittens are living in Queens, New York City. If you're interested in adopting one (or two!) adorable kittens, please post here!

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