Neonatal Kittens need your help ASAP!
$100 Raised
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3 Years running
Our Mission and Purpose Most of the kittens that come to us are very tiny but generally healthy, un-weaned and just require bottle feeding to survive. It is our responsibility as members of our community to control the pet population in our ... More ...

Our Mission and Purpose
Most of the kittens that come to us are very tiny but generally healthy, un-weaned and just require bottle feeding to survive. It is our responsibility as members of our community to control the pet population in our city, rescuing these kittens, not only removes them from living in the wild, stopping the spread of disease/ illness and over population, it also educates the public as to why it is important to spay & neuter their pets and giving these kittens good homes bringing joy and love to their new families. We believe every cat deserves to be with a family that will love, care and provide for him/her for the kittens entire life.

Future for OKR
Orphan Kitten Rescue's goal is to help control the population of feral cats in Eastland and it's surrounding areas and educate the public of the importance in being a responsible pet owner by vaccinating, spaying & neutering pets. We expect to continue to be a valuable organization in Eastland and are always looking for volunteers to foster kittens and opportunities to have fund raising events. As funding becomes available we plan to provide age-appropriate vaccinations, testing for Feline leukemia (FeLV) and Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and assist with the cost to spay & neuter each kitten.

Orphan Kitten Rescue Organization
The Orphan Kitten Rescue is a small non-profit organization in Eastland Texas that was started in 2008. It began as a family just wanting to help out in the community, to now becoming a non-profit organization. Our volunteers specialize in bottle-feeding tiny kittens from birth to 6 weeks. We are devoted to finding loving homes for kittens that are motherless due to either death or abandonment. Since our inception, we have rescued and placed over 150 kittens into loving homes. Orphan Kitten Rescue has become an important need in Eastland County. Feral kittens and cats suffer from preventable disease or illnesses, which are spread to other animals and pets, and feral cats cause over population in our communities.

Our History
November 23, 2004, a small orange 1 ½ to 2 week old kitten was brought to Wendy, it was found alone in a barn, it had just started to turn cold that day and the mother must have been moving her litter or she had abandoned it due to the fact that it was a polydactyl. Wendy warmed the kitten up slowly in a box with a heating pad on low, bottle fed him every 2 to 3 hours, even during the night for the first 2 weeks, by Christmas he was litter trained and lapping milk from a saucer. That was the instant that she fell in love with doing kitten rescues. Wendy vaccinated the kitten, had him neutered, named him Milo and he has been a member of her family ever since. In 2006 Wendy started volunteering with a local rescue group as a kitten foster home for about a year before they closed in 2007. In 2008, her family decided to continue doing the kitten rescue on their own, offering that service only to the Eastland county veterinarians and city animal control officers.

Orphan Kitten Rescue rescues kittens from birth to 3 weeks of age that are motherless due to death or abandonment. Our kitties live in a home-like environment in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted. Our volunteers care for the orphaned or abandoned kittens that need to be bottle fed, even the sick or injured and have paid out of their pocket in the event that kittens ever need veterinarian care, so we do the very best we can to meet their needs.

One of our conditions for adoption is that the kitten must be spayed or neutered by six months of age. Each kitten is sent home with an Adoption Bag, containing a toy, a sample of cat treats, some dry kibble, coupons for litter & flea prevention and information on spay & neuter programs. We are in the process of finding a sponsor so that we can include a coupon to put in the adoption bags to help offset the cost of spaying/neutering.

Where do our kittens come from?
The kittens that come to us are mostly found (on a porch, under someone’s deck, on constructions sites), but some are rescued (usually because mom disappeared or hit by a car), and a few have been abandoned at veterinary clinics and shelters. We do not accept kittens from breeders, pet stores or irresponsible pet owners that do not spay or neuter their pets. As a result, we often have to provide a best estimate as to a kitten’s age, which the birth dates for our kittens will begin on the date that we receive them. In addition, we do not have complete information about the kitten’s history prior to our beginning to care for him/her. If we accept kittens from individuals other than animal control, local shelters or veterinarians there is a required fee of $20 per kitten to place with us, some price breaks are offered for litters of 3 or more. To formula feed 1 kitten for 6 weeks is about $20, added costs for Kitten Chow, Litter, toys, vaccinations and vet care with prescriptions when necessary as you can see the the surrender fee in no way covers all the costs of raising the kitten until it is old enough to be adopted out.

What has been done for my kitten?
Every foster provides loving attention to your kitten’s physical and emotional well-being throughout his/her development. Because they have been bottle-fed, our kittens are highly socialized to human beings. Whenever possible, they are socialized to other cats and to dogs. All of our kittens have been treated for parasites (worms, ear mites, ticks, fleas); any medically necessary treatments or medication; bathed weekly with an anti-fungal shampoo for ringworm and the kitten's first set of vaccinations. Adoption fees are $20 per kitten, some specials for 2, adoptions are limited to 2 kittens per home.

To rescue these young kittens demands lot of time & energy, and it can be very costly. Orphan Kitten Rescue has expenses for formula, litter, dry food and veterinarian care that have been covered at times by the volunteers and by the generosity of donors. Whether you are just around the corner or from across the US, you can touch the lives of the many deserving, wonderful kittens in our care. There are many ways you can help, and every dollar means so much. The Orphan Kitten Rescue, the volunteers and especially the kitties thank you for your support! We accept monetary donations by cash, check and online through Paypal.

Want to Volunteer?
We need volunteers to foster kittens in a home-like environment, whether the kittens are newborn or 12 weeks, in need of bottle feeding or just weaned, they need a loving playful home to grow into good family companions. We are committed to seeing that all our kittens receive the highest quality care, attention, and socialization. We strictly limit the number of kittens that any individual foster volunteer may care for at any given time to 6.

Mail: Orphan Kitten Rescue
P.O. Box 1201
Eastland, Texas 76448
Phone: 254-629-1944 anytime or Wendy at 254-631-8494 after 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, anytime on the weekends. If you get our voice-mail, leave a message and someone will call you back as soon as possible.

FEIN 46-0753787

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