Back to the kittens;
These little guys needed help, but they were several hours from me and my shelter. After getting approval from my shelter's foster coordinator, I had some amazing friends that drove many hours and miles to save these four little lives. Once arriving at my house I assessed them and immediately started treating their eyes with warm compresses and a homemade saline solution (the saline was just until they could get to the vet on Monday, as I acquired them late on a Saturday evening). Since I already had healthy fosters in my kitten room these guys had to stay in my garage (which is climate controlled and still better than being alone, starving, sick and on the streets). I dubbed them the "Garage Band Litter".
Three of the kittens had extreme eye infections:
|Bottom right, first day with me. Top right was second day and after several cleanings to the eyes. Left image was the morning I last cleaned them up before they went to the vet that afternoon.|
I am happy my shelter and I could help these babies. They are currently on medications for eye infections and will make a full recovery with NO permanent damage to their eyes. They are currently with another foster in our program and they are thriving.
|In their new foster home last week. Already doing so much better.|
Guys, there are still so many kittens and animals that weren't this lucky. Please, help spread the word. Get your pets spayed and neutered. Help with TNR (trap neuter release) programs. Ask how you can help at your local shelters. Foster if you can, but if you can't there are so many other things you can do to help. Just call or visit your local shelter and ask. =)
#FosteringSavesLives but so does #Volunteering. Be the difference you want to see in the world we share with these amazing animals.