So it's been a long time since I've posted on Instagram. Kitten season has arrived full force and as a full time shelter worker I'm seeing just exactly what that means... over 600 kittens in foster at this point, on Saturday we had 50 onsite that because of the holiday weekend we had no foster homes. Many of the staff ended up taking kittens, and since it was Monica and the Friends speuter day the babies went up for adoption at the shelter on Sunday, while Monica came back to recover. We did this so I could take 5 of the 50 kittens that desperately needed foster. My five were pretty sick with eye infections, especially one beautiful fluffy girl. Sunday there ended up being bottle babies that needed foster, and since I had Monday and Tuesday off I jumped at the chance to get my hands on some bottle babies, even if just for a few days (can't keep them with a full time job). Monica was so engorged, however, that I got that shelters blessing to give her the bottle babies in an attempt to help that. She's in pain, poor sweetheart, but she loves her new kiddos (four two week olds). This also means I can keep the bottle babies for a little longer. On Monday the fluffy black girl from the older litter was not eating, having diarrhea. Unfortunately with booming kitten seasons, disease also has a tendency to show up. When I got to the shelter vet I got the news that they were in the same room (not cage, or kennel, no physical contact) with kittens that had literally just passed away from panleukopenia. Thankfully my little girl tested negative, and with excellent care and meds provided on a holiday by @humanesocietysv
, she is doing much better now. We are keeping an eye out for panleuk but the likelihood of them contracting it is low. It's been a crazy week that has ended with 10 foster felines in my house, 9 of them under 5 weeks old. Vet visits and bottle feeding and medications and prescriptions and today I'm back at work. And loving it. What can I say? I'm sorry that Instagram has taken a bit of back seat lately. But I promise it's been for a good reason. Want to help? Please consider fostering for your local shelter!