But even in fairer weather, animals like squirrels and cats find their way in places where they probably shouldn’t be. One woman discovered this after driving 40 miles, as she didn’t realize that there were 6 newborn kittens under her hood.
The driver arrived at her destination and her high-pitched squeals coming from under the hood. She opened it and looked around, and then found the newborn kittens with their umbilical cords still attached. They looked to be about 2-days-old, according to Margo Cicci, who helped care for the animals as part of the Homeless Cat Management Team.
But it wasn’t enough for the kittens to be rescued. The team needed to get to the mother cat as well. Her babies needed her, and she had to be spayed so that she wouldn’t have any more little ones. Kittens are born with tightly sealed eyes and ears, and for several weeks they spend their time sleeping and nursing. At this point, young kittens can’t even defecate or urinate without being stimulated by their mother! Kittens are also unable to regulate their own body temperature for three weeks, so it’s really important that they be kept in temperatures of 27 °C (81 °F) or above. Their mother helps to keep them warm with her body at this time.
Margo and her colleagues then recorded the cries and squeals of the babies, then returned to the location where they believed the mother was. They played the recording and set a trap. It took awhile, but the mom was lured by the sound of her kittens and fell right into the trap. She was then transported to where they were. Now, they’re all being cared for, and are safe and healthy!
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