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Twinkle-Twinkle's Unlucky Break

3-month old foster kitten Twinkle-Twinkle somehow broke her leg this evening. We rushed her to Newtown Veterinary Services where they determined she will need surgery TOMORROW 8/26.

We are in DIRE need of funds to cover the costs for her care. We've set up a special fundraiser for her on PetCaring. You can visit THIS LINK for details OR you can simply press the DONATE TODAY button on the right. We are trying to raise at least $3000.00 and possibly more once we have details on what she needs.

You can also mail a check to Kitten Associates, P.O. Box 354, Newtown, CT 06470-0354 or call Newtown Veterinary Services at 203-270-8387 to make a donation directly.

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Piglet Reaches a Remarkable Milestone

Piglet didn't have very good odds in reaching his first milestone of opening his eyes, but as you can see in the photo, our little guy isn't so little any more (and he DID open his eyes we promise!). Piglet not only has a mom, but his grandma-Laney also gave birth to SIX very BIG, healthy kittens and Piglet is part of their family now, too.

Having double-mamas made all the difference for this precious kitten. Piglet gained an ounce in a day after Laney gave birth and has been gaining every day since. We couldn't be more pleased that Piglet is doing well and his new "aunts and uncles" will give him the companionship he needs to thrive.

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The First of our Two Pregnant Cats Gives Birth

Winnie and her mother, Laney are our latest pregnant cat rescues. Winnie, barely out of kitten hood herself, gave birth yesterday morning to 3 precious kittens. Winnie's youth, living in filth with little food or support, she was covered with fleas and very likely inbred with her siblings. The odds were against her kittens having much of a chance to survive. As it turned out 2 kittens were stillborn and only one survived birth. His name is Piglet and he weighed just 2 ounces when a normal birth weight is 3-4 ounces.

We named the other kittens Tigger and Eeyore because every kitten that arrives is named and loved even if their time with us is short. We owe it to them to give them the respect and care they should have had for a very long life. Though our hearts are broken we are focusing our efforts on supporting Winnie, as she learns to be a caring mother and helping Piglet stay warm and well fed.

Tonight is Piglet's first weigh-in and we're praying we see a slight weight gain, which is the first sign that he may be with us for some time to come.

Winnie and Piglet NEVER had a chance to survive if it wasn't for the efforts of our devoted foster mom, Moe. This is a perfect example of why ostering literally saves lives.

If you'd like to get updates on Winnie and Piglet, please visit our Facebook page or check back here.

If you're interested in fostering either in the Newtown, CT or southeastern Atlanta, GA area, please contact us at info@kittenassociates.org

Note: Piglet is resting on a tube sock filled with rice that is gently warmed in the microwave oven. That way he doesn't get cold when he's not snuggling with his mama.

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