Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kittens need a new home.

Yesterday my husband found two abandoned kittens in the stairwell of our new apartment building. We brought them home with the intention of passing them over to the SCAA (Second Chance Animal Aid) here in Shanghai - unfortunately SCAA is full and can't take anymore cats or dogs.

They are adorable - a little weak from lack of food, but we've been feeding them lots of kitten food to bulk them back up. I also took them to the vet yesterday to make sure they're not sick, one of them has a little ringworm problem, but it's being treated and should be gone in about a week.

They are probably 4-5 weeks old, and both little girls! Here are some photos - if you or anyone you know is interested in adopting them please comment on this post with a contact e-mail or phone number. I am not able to keep them and I need to find a new home for them ASAP!



trevelyan said...

They're absolutely adorable. Thanks for doing the right thing here, and I hope you can find a home for them.

To be honest, I was appalled at the way cats were treated during my stay in Shanghai - much worse than up here in Beijing. Small story: I was walking home from work late one evening and heard mewling coming from a garbage dump on one of the smaller and dirtier (market) streets. This was shortly before midnight.

Sure enough, there was a small white kitten buried beneath a mound of filth at the bottom of the bin. No more than a month and a half old - far from mature enough to be taken from its mother, let along left to fend for itself. I took it home, cleaned it up and managed to find a home for the thing in about two weeks, but was appalled at the experience.

I can somewhat understand someone letting or encouraging a kitten to run off and find a new home if they can't take care of it. But sticking one in a garbage dump is equivalent to murder in my books. Shanghai can be a heartless city.

Adrian said...

Hi Emily, I'm a Canadian recently relocated to Shanghai. I'd like to take a look at the cats. Please contact me at: aleung0115 AT gmail DOT com or 13901752206.

Anonymous said...

wanting to get a little female kitten.. very interested.. phone no 13818433331 livviexx