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Bird Cage Kitties Need Help in Hoarding Situation
$5,754 raised
82% of $7k goal
186 contributors
3 Years running
Have you ever seen eight week old kittens living in a small bird cage with no food, no water and a urine-filled litter box? The look in their eye is a look of hopelessness....a distant far off glance that says: "I give up."  I left that ...

Have you ever seen eight week old kittens living in a small bird cage with no food, no water and a urine-filled litter box? The look in their eyes is a look of hopelessness....a distant far off glance that says "I give up".  I left that house upon my first visit with the look in those kittens eyes haunting me.  I could not sleep.  

How did it come that Forgotten Felines of Maine got involved with this situation...a situation that includes 30-50 cats, 3 dogs, 4 ferrets and an iguana?  One of our volunteers found a cat and was told where they thought the cat belonged.  So we went to the home and thus started our journey to help a very kind hearted woman without the resources or mental capacity to know how to best care for all of the animals she rescued.  

She told us that she wanted to keep all the cats and the kittens.  In my other previous dealings with hoarders I knew that to move forward it meant I needed to gain her trust. We started bringing her food for all the animals to the tune of $150 every two weeks.  Within a couple weeks we were allowed to take the 7 eight-week old kittens along with a momma and her 3 five-week old kittens.  The kittens were so sick and required extensive medical care and love.  We lost one of the kittens.  

This was in December.  At the end of January she relinquished 6 three-four month old kittens to us.  One of the kittens was sick and we lost her.  The others are all under vet care and getting lots of love.  At that visit there were again more kittens living in the bird cage.  She would not relinquish them to us.  Two weeks ago we were given two pregnant females....one on the mommas gave birth to four full term still-born kittens a few days ago. Momma is doing fine.  The other pregnant female seems to be doing well and we can feel the babies moving.  

So far our medical and food costs have been well over $1,500 and we are just beginning to care for this situation.  At least this woman now trusts us and knows we want to help her.  I have asked her for a list of cats that need to be spayed/neutered.  Our goal is to get the males done immediately and move forward from there.  

In the meantime there will be more kittens, more pregnana females, etc.  We will continue to provide all food and litter for all the animals.  To remove these cats and other animals from the house would mean certain death.  These cats all need medical attention....Shelters are full.  The best situation for these cats is to remove the ones she allows us to take and to spay/neuter the rest and return them to her.  She loves them....and I will not judge her love....nor will I deny it to her.  

Please help us help these kitties.  We can't do this alone.  We are a small organization and do not have the resources to save all of these cats.  Please be a part of the solution....each of these kitties deserve a chance....we don't want to lose anymore.  THANK YOU so much for you kindness, your compassion and your love.

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