Only 12 hours old, they have been abandoned by their Mom with very little chance of survival.
Four kittens are found incredibly sick after being found abandoned by their Mom. A volunteer for Sparkle Cat Rescue, Greensborough, North Carolina, picked the babies up and brought them home to foster to give them a fighting chance.
Sarah Kelly, an experienced foster Mom, knew these newborn kittens faced an uphill battle, but she was determined to give them their best shot at life.
They were so young and vulnerable the litter would require around the clock care. Sara began by feeding the kittens every two hours, however, diarrhea soon set in!
“Diarrhea is a one-word scary story when fostering 6-day old babies. It started with these tiny ones at midnight and has only gotten worse, so we are heading into the vet at 10:30,” said Sarah!
A new diet was prescribed for the kittens along with probiotics. Even so, just a few days later two of the little fighters passed away.
“Numerous emergency vet visits, frantic phone calls, and all of our humanly possible efforts weren’t enough to fight off the war these neonates were fighting,” shared Sarah.
Two of the mountain climbing litter (named because of their big hearts) remained to carry on the fight.