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  • 1. Stray Kittens How to care for them Donna Bonfrancesco HPM 354
  • 2. Stray Kittens Poe & Eli: Found April 2012
  • 3. Stray Kitten Check List • 10 things you should do if you find stray kittens
  • 4. #1. Where’s Mom?• Is Mom Hiding?• Watch Kittens from a Distance
  • 5. If Mom Returns…
  • 6. • Contact local humane society http://www.humanesociety.org/ http://www.aspca.org/ • Ask how to trap a feral cat family
  • 7. #2. If Mom Doesn’t Return...
  • 8. …Catch the Kittens• Lure them with food• Place them in cat carrier
  • 9. #3. Take Kittens to VetThe vet will tell you:• Their age• What kind of food to buy• How often to feed them• If they are sick – If sick, quarantine from healthy cats
  • 10. #4. Keep them Warm• Hot water bottle wrapped in a towel• Heating pad• Space heater
  • 11. #5. Make Kitties Feel at Home • Bedding – Small box with blanket
  • 12. #6. Feed Them• Too young for kitten food?• Use soft kitten food when possible
  • 13. #7. Show them the Litter Box• Use smaller container for litter box • Too young? – Sometimes they need help
  • 14. #8. Check for Fleas • Use flea comb • Never use flea medicine, shampoo or powder on a kitten
  • 15. #9. Get them Vaccinated• Kittens begin vaccines 6 to 8 weeks of age• Vaccines every 4 weeks• Total of 3 sets
  • 16. #10. Spay and Neuter• In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens!
  • 17. Do the Right Thing!
  • 18. YES! I’m talking to YOU
  • 19. 1. Find the Mother Okay… well if THIS is the mother then RUN!
  • 20. 1. Find the Mother This mother is way less threatening!
  • 21. 2. Capture the kittens (and the mother if possible)
  • 22. 3. Take them to the Vet
  • 23. 4. Keep them warm
  • 24. 5. Love them
  • 25. 6. Feed them
  • 26. 7. Teach them
  • 27. 8. Don’t let something feed on them
  • 28. 9. Get them vaccinated
  • 29. 10.Don’t let them reproduce
  • 30. Find them a Home…… and Good Luck Parting with Them!
  • 31. The Strays: Eli and PoeClick here to see my two rescued kitties:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ySGWOYDEQs
  • 32. Created by Donna Bonfrancesco for the sole purpose of the HPM 354 class assignment.Photos courtesy of ThinkStock Photos should not be copied