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UPDATED : I have Mum !!!!!!!

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#1 mewsings

Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:32 PM

Hi all,

Thought I'd show you my rescue from today -  5 kittens, under a shrub in a front garden.  I'm going back in the morning to try and trap Mum who's extremely timid,  but for now all kittens have been topped up and are safely snoozing in their new home - a carrier in my room:

I tried luring Mum into the carrier with the kittens as bait, but she's going to take time.  Can you see her under the car ?  Just a little white paw ?

I've tried all the usual bribes - food, squeaky kittens, shelter - she's not falling for it so I think a trap it may need to be.

Serves me right for opening my mouth in the other thread about Toast  tongue.gif

Edited by mewsings, 26 November 2012 - 10:23 PM.

#2 Treehogger

Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:49 AM

Good luck catching mum. I did this many, many years ago, the mum put an enormous scratch in my friends arm, which is still scarred 16 years later - but it was worth it!
We had two of the kittens for 16 beautiful years, my parents has the other kitten for 17 years and the mum lived out her life with my friend - who forgave her for her initial standoffishness!

#3 Therese

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

What a lovely person you are original.gif I hope mum comes out today.

#4 *Ker*

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

Yep. I did one of those last summer...and wore scratches for a while. We found KFC was REALLY good bait food!

#5 mewsings

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE (*Ker* @ 26/11/2012, 06:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep. I did one of those last summer...and wore scratches for a while. We found KFC was REALLY good bait food!

You know I'd never have thought of that -  I might need to buy some on the way.  At least the kittens have been great about taking a bottle.  I do like watching their little ears wiggle once they've latched on  wub.gif

#6 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

Good on you!!!  wub.gif

Hope you have success in catching Mum.

#7 la di dah

Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

They have tinyfacesohmygoodnessloooooook.

You are doing an amazing thing I admire it so much.

#8 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

I'm so glad that you're out there caring for those kitties.

Hope mummy cat is easier to catch tomorrow. (You could catch me with the right kind of KFC - I love their chippies).

#9 mewsings

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

*Spikey*  laugh.gif I'm a bit of a chippie fiend too.  

No luck catching Mum today, even with her babies squeaking.  We've set up a trap now and have some fancy feast to tempt her.  There seem to be a lot of roaming cats in the area she's from, so I'm expecting to maybe catch the wrong cats a few times first.    

Kittens seem happy enough on bottle,  but I'd dearly love to get them back on Mum and avoid the 3 or 4 hourly feeding thing for the next few weeks.  they haven't pooped on me yet but seem to be able to pee a river.

#10 mewsings

Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

Well, the trap took 30 minutes to succeed - she's now in a covered cage with babies who all went straight for the milk bar  eexcite.gif eexcite.gif  I'm going to keep her caged for a few days at least to settle and make sure that the babies are feeding properly .

She even let me pat her  hheart.gif

Last week's rescue kittens had two people visiting them for potential adoption today, so all in all, a great day !

#11 LK1

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

Happy days! I love a great rescue story. More pictures please!

#12 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:51 AM

eexcite.gif That's great - it also sounds like she's been a pet at some point and has been abandoned. Only 30 minutes, that's a pretty good result.

I'm sure she'll make someone a wonderful house cat. hheart.gif

#13 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:02 AM


#14 la di dah

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

Oh, oh, she let you pat her. That's no hard feral. I hope she comes around and learns to trust again.

I'm so glad kittens are back with mommy.

#15 Faradaye

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

Stories like this warm my heart.  Well done for you.

And....I had no idea kittens wiggle their eyes while they are drinking their milk......I WANT TO SEE!!!!!

#16 Therese

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

Well done original.gif

#17 My-3-Pinks

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

That's great you were able to catch the Mummy cat and the babies are back feeding from her wub.gif

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