Monday, April 14, 2008


I'm fostering a mom and her 5 11-13 day old kittens for the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats. The mom seems semi-feral. Prior to her giving birth, an elderly woman was feeding her but the mom cat wouldn't come in the woman's home. One day the woman opened her door and the mom cat ran into the house and gave birth! The woman called the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats.

So far the Mom cat has allowed only one person to pet her from the shelter.
If she continues to be anti-social they'll need to seperate the kittens from her.

I tried to put her food bowl within a few feet of her and she hissed and swatted at me.

For anyone who is interested in adopting the kittens, you'll need to contact the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats.

Right now I'm sitting in the room with the mom and kittens hoping that she'll get used to me and allow me to pet her and her kittens. If you have advice that's worked for you, please share!


Tia Nevitt said...

Since she grew to adulthood without being petted, she probably doesn't know how to appreciate it. I think what you're doing is correct. Since she's allowed one person to pet her, she may allow you once she gets used to her.

How long are you keeping her? Will she come out of the cage?

Lisa said...

I'll keep the kittens until they reach 2 lbs. I'll keep the mother for as long as the kittens providing she comes around.

The concern is that if she continues to hiss and swat, she'll prevent me from socializing her young.

They are all sitting in the cat carrier that I used to transport them back from the shelter. The door is open so she can come out if she wants.

The kittens are so tiny! Their eyes are just barely open.

I have them in my spare bedroom - with the mattress and box spring on the floor beside the frame so that mom kitty can't hide underneath it!