Okay, Tumblr, this is a very long shot, but I gotta try.
Tonight I picked up a (probably) three-week-old feral kitten. It’s been under a bush for at least twenty-four hours, and I haven’t seen a mom hanging around. The bush is less than fifty feet from a major highway, and there are cars and careless kids all over the place. It probably wouldn’t make it as far as the highway, but I was terrified that one of the kids would grab it and maul it to death. They’d already spotted it, and one kept reaching into the bush to try to get it.
It’s a little orange tabby, quite thin but already purring when I pet it. I’ve given it a makeshift meal and a soft place to curl up, but my other two cats are not at all pleased.
Tomorrow I will have to surrender this mite to Animal Control. I live alone and I don’t have the skills or time to raise this baby, but I couldn’t bear to leave it to take its chances. Even humane euthanasia is better than starvation or being squashed by a car tire.
Is there anyone in the MD-DC-VA area willing to take on this poor critter? Obviously, preferably someone experienced in handling small kittens! I will have access to a car tomorrow and can drop it off if you’re not too far away.
You can reach me at vrtrakowski at the Mail of G. Signal boosting is appreciated!
Less than a pound, could sit in the palm of my hand…