The O’Lily Kits

Lily was a surrendered mom with four very compromised kittens. One kitten died at the Shelter and another passed away within a few days here. Lily was trying to be an attentive mom; however, she was not lactating. But she kept her surviving kittens, Basil and Ivy, clean and comforted. [...]

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Willow (Single Orphan)

Willow came to me as a single orphan on May 11, 2022. We’ll call her birthday May 1. She was found alone under a trailer. The folks who found her looked for the mom and waited for her, but after a while they gave me a call and brought her [...]

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Tennessee (Feral)

We caught Tennessee in a drop trap on May 8, 2022. We noticed him for the first time on the back patio a few days before. He must have been hungry because ate everything we had out there and totally disregarded the drop trap until it was too late. Tennessee [...]

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The North Corners (Abandoned Orphans)

I get most of my orphan kittens from the Lancaster Animal Shelter. Sometimes we drive to the Shelter to get the kittens; other times we meet staff somewhere on their commute home after work. The North Corner Discount Beverage and Gas Station is about halfway between the Shelter and our [...]

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The Machine Shops (Abandoned Orphans)

The Machine Shop litter came to me from the Lancaster Animal Shelter on April 11, 2022. My guess is they were born on April 9. They were discovered by workers at a machine shop in Lancaster with no mother cat in sight. And all three kittens were covered in grease, [...]

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The Garden Flowers (Feral Orphans)

Panthers Dahlia and Tacca (both names of black flowers) were born at a local Walmart Garden Center. They were about a week old when they came to me on March 23, 2022. They were a little frail, of course, but they are great eaters and loud screamers – both signs [...]

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The Bus Stops (Feral Orphans)

The Bus Stops came to me as day-old orphans from the Lancaster Animal Shelter on March 8, 2022. They were born in a school bus on March 7. According to the Shelter, the bus stopped, and the mom took that opportunity to jump out. That was that. All four kittens [...]

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Snow (Feral)

We trapped Snow on our back patio on March 7, 2022. It was difficult to tell male or female, but he definitely had a male muskiness about him. When we got him to the vet on the 11th, they determined he was indeed intact, no chip, and 2-3 years old. [...]

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The Indian Trails (Feral Orphans)

Molly, Maggie, and Misty (The Indian Trails) were born in a derelict pickup truck at an engine repair garage in Indian Trail, NC. The garage owner thinks the mother was most likely hit by a car along the busy road. On March 3, 2022, when I got them, all three [...]

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