Orange is the New Black

Oh my goodness. Just look at these adorable little fuzzybutts! Two healthy, playful little orange siblings, one boy and one girl. Can you even handle the cuteness?

 

But a week ago, these kittens didn’t look like that. They’d just been rescued by VOKRA, they were so flea-ridden they were anemic, and they were so thin you could see every rib and vertebrae in their tiny bodies. There had been three kittens. One of them died. These little babies were at risk of suffering the same fate.

We de-flead them.

In you go, little buddy!

In you go, little buddy!

During bathing, fleas make a run for it to escape the water, often heading for the eyes

During bathing, fleas make a run for it to escape the water, often heading for the eyes

Poor skinny baby

Poor skinny baby

We started to treat them medically as well as work on beefing up their immune systems.

You have betrayed me, cruel human. You put the medicine in my eyes.

You have betrayed me, cruel human. You put the medicine in my eyes.

Orange 13

And then they looked much better.

All clean!

All clean!

Much fluffier after a good bath

Much fluffier after a good bath

They are now being fostered with their mama, a shy, scared Tortoise Shell who is making wonderful progress too. She hasn’t had a lot of love in her life before but is soaking it up now and will even roll over and let her foster family rub her belly!

Cozy and safe with mama

Cozy and safe with mama

We rescued two more cats from this site and suspect there may be more. There certainly would have been a lot more if we hadn’t got these five as the adults weren’t spayed or neutered. They are now.

Beautiful Kat Blanchett has been adopted into a wonderful home

Beautiful Kat Blanchett has been adopted into a wonderful home

Stan is a gentle giant who loves to snuggle with everyone he meets

Stan is a gentle giant who loves to snuggle with everyone he meets

Between the fixes, medication, vaccines, food and litter costs and more, these cats and kittens have cost us hundreds of dollars. Last year we took in over 1800 cats and kittens. You do the math.

We need your help to rescue and care for kitties like these and the thousands more we will take in over the coming months.

Will you make a donation today to help us do that?

There are lots of donation options available: monthly giving (just $10 a month adds up to a great donation), corporate matching gifts (is your company on the list of those who will double your donation?), or one-time donations ($20 will pay for 4 bags of litter). Visit our donations page and our online store for all the details and help us save more lives today.

Donate for me?

Donate for me?

What’s that? Okay, sure, watch the video one more time before you do. We understand.

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