How To Take Care Of An Orphaned Kitten

“Dart” was rescued by a kind-hearted couple and entrusted to us the next day. She was about 3 weeks old when she was rescued, and the rescuers took her to the vet, bought her milk and her special bottle before turning her over to us after we responded to their Facebook post and recognizing her from our encounter at the vet’s clinic the day before.  We are merely sharing what we have learned so far about caring for rescue kittens. We are very new at having cats as pets, and it’s also our first time to bottle-feed a tiny rescue kitten.

We dedicate this video to Rocky and our beloved Toothless, our first rescue kittens who sadly didn’t stay with us very long, but who led us to meet this new kitten. Everything has a purpose and in a way we were prepared by our first rescues in order to take care of an even younger abandoned kitty who needed help.

This priceless experience is what learning is all about. It allowed us to lead our children to practice compassion, patience, and teamwork in caring for their pets. It showed us how to solve real-world problems and do relevant research that we need to apply immediately.

In this case, it was how to properly bottle-feed such a tiny kitten and take care of its other needs. It definitely teaches responsibility and consistency, because the kitten will cry every 2-3 hours. Academic schedules never really worked with us, but feeding baby kitten schedules — we were able to keep. It gave us an opportunity to look beyond ourselves and focus on another creature’s needs. And even when our first rescues died, it allowed us to experience what it was to grieve, mourn, and move on.

It’s amazing how much I believe this whole month of kitten rescue experience has molded our hearts and minds about many things. We praise God for giving us a chance to care for his tiny creatures in our own small way.


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