The mum of this little group of kittens came into rescue about a fortnight before they were born, having lived rough through most of her pregnancy. They were born on 3 September and mum cared for them beautifully until they were about 6 weeks old, at which point the stress of being in rescue and cooped up with her kittens got too much for her and she started to be aggressive towards them to the extent that we had to take the decision to separate them. Ideally they would have had mum with them for much longer, but the positive side of it is that the kittens have lived in the main part of the house alongside our resident cats, and had more socialisation time with humans and other cats that they would have had mum been still with them.
They’re friendly, confident, good natured kittens who have been used to other cats and had socialisation time with children. They’ve been health checked and are all in good health. They’ll be vaccinated and microchipped before going to their new homes. They will need to be neutered at 6 months at the latest, or younger if you vet recommends.
The kittens will need to stay indoors at least until they’re 6 months old and neutered. After that they would like a safe garden to explore, though we strongly recommend that they be kept indoors when it is dark.
Ideally we’re looking for them to go to new homes in two pairs. They’d fit happily into a home with other friendly pets and/ or children over the age of 5 – though would be just as happy to be the centre of attention in a home without other pets or children.
We always homecheck prior to adoption, and ask a minimum donation of £60 for each kitten, so that we continue to have funds to help the next needy cats who come to us. There’s more about our adoption process here: http://www.8livescatrescue.org/adoption-process.html and you’ll find some more photos and stories about them (and our other cats) on our blog: https://8livescatrescue.wordpress.com/ and facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/8Lives/