Kitten/Puppy/Baby Bird Rescue
Please note that we do not intake Kittens/Puppies/Baby Birds at the shelter. This is because shelters carry germs despite regular cleaning and young babies have a weak immune system which makes them very vulnerable. However, we do help find fosters for them.
Kindly fill the form below to submit a foster request. If you would like to sign up as a foster, click here!
Do you know that you can nurse kittens, puppies and feed baby birds on your own until they are old enough to be adopted or the bird can be released? Please reach out to us on social media if you are certain the litter is abandoned (read below). we will look for a foster or nursig mother.
I've just found a litter of kittens. What do I do?
It’s kitten season every few months! This means most of you will find young kittens around your homes, universities or offices. We have people continuously message us with pictures of kittens who they have ‘picked’ because as per them, they were “abandoned”. We put quotes around it because more often than not the kittens aren’t really abandoned.
Unlike human children, who are rarely without a parent in sight, kittens can be left alone for hours at a time and the mother usually isn’t far off. In fact, the mother may even be watching you. People often don’t realize this and tend to automatically assume that the mother has left the litter to starve. They then decide to take things into their own hands and “help” which isn’t always in the best interest of the kittens
How To Tell If Kittens Are Abandoned & Need Your Help
1- Unless the kittens are in immediate danger, don’t move them. Mom may just be out getting some dinner, or taking a break. (You’d need to take a breather too if you had so many babies at once!). If you have to move them, make sure it is nearby where mom can see or hear them calling for her.
2- Keep an eye on the nest from a distance for 12 to 18 hours to determine if they’re truly abandoned. Depending on how old the kittens are, moms can stay away for hours at a time. It can be hard to tell if mom slips in and out when you aren’t looking. A way to help tell if the mom has returned is to sprinkle flour around the area. If mom comes back she will leave paw prints in the powder.
3- Don’t be alarmed if some of the kittens go missing. This is probably a good sign. Active Moms will move their kittens from place to place if they feel they are in danger.
4- If hours pass and the babies are dirty, fussy and loud, it is safe to consider them abandoned. It’s important to remember to wait an appropriate amount of time and to stay calm. A lot of people panic and want to scoop the kittens up and care for them right away. However, caring for kittens, especially young ones that don’t eat solid food, is a lot of work that most people aren’t prepared to take on. It is also more dangerous for kittens growing up without a mom and the comfort and milk she provides.