Kitten rescue

Last night we heard a tiny, tiny meowing coming from the bushes outside our living room window. We went outside to investigate and found a tiny white and grey kitten crying for his mother. He ran out of the bush when he saw us and we saw him join the adult female cat we sometimes see around our building and go into some other bushes across the driveway.

This morning we were woken up around 6:00am by more of the same meowing and crying, this time coming from behind out apartment. Going into the kitchen, I saw this very same kitten on the stairs outside (the same stairs pictured in the link above). He was so small he could barely get from one step up to the next. I don’t know what he was doing on the stairs all alone anyway; there’s nothing for a cat up there. His mother was nowhere to be seen.

So, as I’ve been known to do, I bravely went out and caught him. We went to the pet store as soon as they opened for liquid kitten formula and, after feeding him, Sarai gave him a bath and painstakingly cleaned off as many fleas as she could. In just a few hours he completely warmed up to us, cuddling in our laps and purring his head off. He’s now sleeping on a towel in a box I set up for him.

Newly rescued kitten

Basil and Colette, needless to say, are not amused. We have no intention of keeping him though, and Sarai sent an e-mail out to a bunch of people at work first thing this morning asking for any takers. The local no-kill shelter is completely full, so it’s important that we find someone.

Sarai has more pictures on Flickr.

Update

Just as I was finishing writing the above, Sarai told me that he has a new home! He’ll be going home with one of her coworkers tonight.