Found in rough shape a litter of four kittens were so badly malnourished they would need all the help they get to be brought back from the brink.
Earlier this month Wrenn Rescues, a rescue group located in Southern California, was contacted regarding a litter of four kittens thought to have been on their own for a few days at the very least.
In very rough shape they were just skin and bone, covered in fleas and their own feces. However, they were still full of energy.
Ashley Kelley, an experienced foster mom with the rescue, immediately stepped up and arranged to take the kittens. Within a few hours, they had arrived in their new home.
Malnourished and very unkempt, mom had not been around these babies for quite a while. “Mama must have died because these babies have been on their own for at least a couple of days,” said Ashley.
Despite their poor condition and the odds stacked against them in their bad start to life, they still showed an incredible will to live. Wirt, the smallest one, was little more than a walking skeleton.
After getting deflead and cleaned up, they spent their first night in a warm bed, in complete safety, with full bellies.
Wirt, as mentioned, is very much the runt. The other kittens are Gregory (orange and white), the biggest of the litter. Then there is Lorna, the (cream-colored) ginger girl, Who spent the first few days catching up on a lot of lost sleep.
Auntie Whispers, the most unique of the siblings, with stunning facial markings, would grow to be an equally stunning cat.
Along with two baths a day for the first few days the kittens were treated for eye infections and stomach issues, while Ashley made sure they were fed around the clock.
Soon all the kittens were beginning to thrive, all except Wirt, who was struggling with diarrhea and not gaining weight.
“He is still suffering despite all our efforts. He’s also struggling to gain weight,” said Ashley.
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