Sylvesters are currently fostering three older kittens for El Capitan but this week has seen the arrival of our newest baby. He is a tiny little grey and white coloured boy who was found in Puerto del Rosario all alone and crying! On arrival he weighed in at a mighty 92 grams (teeny tiny) but is now 134 grams and growing daily!. He was so small that he still had his umbilical cord attached and his eyes are still not open, but he seems in good health now despite the rough start.
We have had plenty of broken nights as he is always hungry but it is worth it to see him doing so well. He is still being bottle fed several times a day but when he is between 3 and 4 weeks old we will start weaning him onto solid food. He will also be starting to use the litter tray by himself then so will be getting more independent and learning how to be a cat! He does not have a name as yet, but he already has a forever home lined up when he is old enough with his rescuer, and his new mama will choose the perfect name for him.
A very young kitten should never be taken from it’s mama as she can give the best possible care and food. Sadly we do not know what happened to this little guy before he was found or where his mama is, but sometimes kittens can get left behind when she moves them, or if the mama is very young she can be terrified by the trauma of birth and panic. The best place for a kitten is always with its litter, but if it has been lost or abandoned then it needs a lot of help to survive. Thankfully a very kind lady found this little one all alone and called El Capitan because she realised he was in trouble and needed help.
We have also said goodbye to two of our other foster babies this week. Pamela and Paulina have gone to their lovely forever home and are already settling in well. We wish them a beautiful and happy life in their new home. It is always sad to see ‘our babies’ leave but so rewarding to see them grow and develop and then move on to their own homes. This is why we foster.