Kittens, Kittens and more Kittens…….

 

Over the past week we’ve had 30 kittens come into our system.  Last week we took in 8 for a total of 38.  We’ve got some in foster care already and more to go into foster this week.  Every kitten coming into the shelter needs an exam, vaccinations, deworming, Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids testing (if old enough) and be scheduled for spay/neuter (which depends on age and weight).  Some come with additional medical issues that need to addressed and monitored.  Oh, and that smell that permeates the shelter on these arrival mornings?  Why that’s the lovely smell of the Sulfur-Lime dip.  Kittens coming from areas that are at higher risk for ringworm all get a dip to try and get rid of any fungus that is hanging around on their fur.  You can almost see the cat being kenneled next to them delicately smell the air and then shudder.  Fortunately the shunning doesn’t last long.  Once they dry the horrid yellow color is gone and while the smell clings on for a while it dissipatespretty quickly.  Within a day or so they are pretty much back to being the little fluffy mewing machines that we know and love.    It’s been a busy week and I’m glad to be kitten free for a few days.  Well, I do have 2 foster Moms but they take care of their own kittens so it’s not nearly as chaotic and messy at my house then it is at the shelter.  Sorry Sandy! 

 

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