Volunteer Brings Kitten Back To Life
CATS PROTECTION VOLUNTEER BRINGS KITTEN BACK TO LIFE
Cats Protection volunteer Donna Bond brought a newborn kitten back to
life recently as she witnessed her latest foster cat give birth to four
small kittens. Donna, who volunteers for the Grimsby and District Branch
of Cats Protection, checked on her latest arrival that was, to her
surprise, giving birth to the first of four kittens.
as quickly as the first was born the second one was on its way. Instead
of the mother cleaning and bonding with her first-born, kitten number
two needed her attention and the first was left to one side, turning
cold and limp. Thankfully Donna was witness to all of this and soon
sprung into action.
Donna said, “I picked it up the poor thing
and began to rub it. It was so cold. I wrapped it in my pyjamas and
gently rubbed it some more. Nothing was happening and I knew that I
needed to act fast.”
Donna then began to blow warm air onto the
kittens’ head to increase its body temperature and continued to do so
for fifteen minutes, hoping that the kitten would start to show signs of
life. Donna fought desperately to revive the little black kitten while
the mother gave birth to a further two, leaving four kittens in total.
She had to wait another five minutes before the tiny kitten started to
breathe and move its limbs.
“I was so relieved when it started to
move and I could see it breathing. I quickly put the kitten back with
its mother in order for her to bond with it. I couldn’t believe what had
just happened!” said Donna. The first kitten had no problems bonding
with its mother, brothers and sister and is now a healthy three month
His mother was successfully re-homed with a family
in Fulstow and kittens’ number one and two will be rejoining her this
week, making for a great family reunion. Kittens three and four have
been found separate homes, also through Cats Protection. Donna explains,
“Being a cat and kitten fosterer is so rewarding and I encourage anyone
to open their home to the many cats in need of homes in our area.”
can adopt a cat or kitten from Cats Protection or become a fosterer
like Donna: outdoor cat pens and training are provided and there is
always someone on the end of a phone for help and advice. Please contact
the Grimsby Branch on 01472 399810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for
more information. Follow us on Twitter @CatsProtection and Facebook –
search ‘Cats Protection’.