Grizzly and his family (brothers, sisters, cousins??? Who knows!) were living in an overgrown yard in the middle of town. The many kittens on the property were very sick: eye infections, URIs, and more fleas than could be counted. They spent their days hunched up and squinting, hungry and itchy. One by one we caught the colony, nearly 20 cats and kittens- the adults, who were thankfully healthy, were taken for TNR (and flea treatment!) and the kittens came to us to get medicine and love. No, we're not a kitten rescue! But no one else was able to help, and we couldn't ignore those little faces.
In foster care, Grizzly and the other kittens are learning about kind people, bellies full of food instead of worms, and they're finally starting to PLAY! These babies had never had toys before and didn't feel well enough to climb, wrestle, and pounce. Now they are making up for lost time, and getting healthier and friendlier every day.
As you can see in his first picture (more and better ones to come), Grizzly was fighting a bad eye infection when he was rescued. Although his eyes were swollen so much that he could barely see, Grizzly was one of the friendliest kittens in the group. He was nervous during handling, but didn't try to scratch or bite and allowed his medications to be given without a fight. Once Grizzly's eye infection is gone (his eyes may never get back to normal), Grizzly will be ready for adoption- but only to a home where large cats are welcome! In our experience, too-big ears often equate to extra-big cats!
If you can't adopt, please consider donating to help cover the costs of vetting and supplies for this family!