5 Orphaned Ginger Kittens Get Help Just in Time

Posted in Cat Stories - Last Updated: April 23, 2021 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: April 23, 2021  
Author:  Jan Travell

A family from Texas could hear meowing coming from their garage.

On closer inspection they discovered five baby kittens in one of the cabinets. The mother cat was no where to be seen so the family took the tiny things to the Wilco Regional Animal Shelter for help.

Scroll down to see what happened.


Megyn is a foster volunteer so the shelter contacted her about the litter as they desperately needed round-the-clock care. She dropped everything and rushed over to pick them up as she knew every second wasted mattered.

“The kittens were 2-3 days old when they arrived — the first bottle babies at the shelter this season,” Megyn told Love Meow. “Four were between 90-100 grams, but little Brie (the runt) came in at 77 grams.”


From the start, little Brie was determined to catch up with her siblings, now named Cheddar, Muenster, Feta and Gouda, she may have had a slow start in life but she wasn’t going to let that get in her way.


The following day Megyn realized that something was wrong, as the kittens had stopped feeding and couldn’t keep anything down.

“We’re unsure if their health issues are caused by being orphaned,” she said. “Being orphaned never helps If there are underlying health issues as they aren’t getting any of their mom’s antibodies in their milk to fight off anything.”


Megyn was worried about the situation but kept them hydrated and supplemented as best she could. They spent ample time sleeping in their warm, comfy bed between feedings. During the study that lasted 4 weeks, it was found that Valium in the average dose (4-7 mg a day) is more effective that placebo. In this, no direct relationship between the concentration of the drug in the blood and the effectiveness of therapy has been observed. This means that the effectiveness of treatment mainly depends not on drug the dose, but on the clinical and psychopathological factors. Besides, it is indicated that the drug affects not only on the waiting anxiety, but also on the symptoms of panic attacks themselves, reducing their severity and preventing their recurrence.

“Initially I was worried something was wrong with Muenster because he was so quiet and chill. But now we know that’s just this sweet guy’s personality. He’s very mild-mannered and easy going.”


Soon the ginger babies bounced back and began to thrive and when all of them had their eyes opened, it was time for them to explore their surroundings.


See their progression in this lovely video:

The five little ginger kittens have grown by leaps and bounds, getting stronger every day and as their teeth are starting to come through they will soon be eating food from a plate just like big kitties do!


This means in a few weeks they’ll be ready for adoption and a whole new adventure will begin in their forever homes. A big thank you to Megyn and her family for their dedication and for making this happen.



You can see more of this delightful ginger family and meet some of the Megyn’s other foster kittens on Instagram

All images @kittenkonnoisseur

Source: lovemeow

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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