Sharing this from a FB Friend...good thoughts!
Isn’t he precious? This sweet little boy was found outside. His eyes are shut not because he’s so young, but because they were full of pus. He could barely breathe because of all the mucus caked around his tiny nose. But the good news is that his luck has changed! He’s on medicine, getting bottle fed and should grow up in to a handsome kitty.
There’s three lessons this little guy has to teach us...:
Lesson #1: Spay and neuter of outdoor cats is critical. Estimates range, but we’ve heard 80% of the kittens going into shelters come from outdoor cats. 50% of outdoor kittens die. The other 50% either end up in a shelter/rescue, taking homes away from other homeless cats or they grow up on the street and reproduce - causing a vicious cycle. If you’ve never looked into Trap Neuter Return find out why it’s so important here: http:// www.allaboutanimalsrescue.org/ stray-cats/
Lesson #2: Caring people make a difference! The Good Samaritan that found him didn’t keep walking, they picked him up and searched diligently to find help. Once someone was willing to help him, they made a donation for his care because they knew the rescue was going to incur costs.
Lesson #3: When we all work together we save lives! His new momma is with another rescue. As soon as she heard about this kitten’s need she volunteered to take on the major responsibility of feeding every 2 hours and getting him well so he can go up for adoption.