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UPDATE My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn't prepare myself for what we found.

UPDATE My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn't prepare myself for what we found.

You may remember my post last night about the cats my dad and I picked up. If you didn't see it you can do so here: http://imgur.com/gallery/gfszP/

This is the update after our vet visit for the two cats!

UPDATE My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn't prepare myself for what we found.

Last night I gave the kitties some food and they devoured it! The sick one started to retain it's own heat and perked up a bit. When I woke up this morning they were both sneezing. We called the vet and got an appointment for 10:20AM.

UPDATE My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn't prepare myself for what we found.

Here they are at the vets inside their cat carrier.

UPDATE My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn't prepare myself for what we found.

This is Sick Kitty (Perhaps you guys can start suggesting names.. Sick Kitty isn't a very good one) weighing only 2.9 lbs

UPDATE My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn't prepare myself for what we found.

This is the healthier cat weighing in at 3.1lbs.

UPDATE My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn't prepare myself for what we found.

The vet says that the socialization window for a cat is 6-9 weeks, and after that they will start to get skittish and scared of humans. She says its likely that they've been around humans lately because of how sweet they are. Some people have suggested that maybe the box is a survival box, put out for feral cats in the area. The cats were probably abandoned and found the box with the food in it for shelter.

UPDATE My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn't prepare myself for what we found.

Unfortunately Sick Kitty will probably have to get part of her tail amputated. The vet found a wound and says the end of the tail is cold and limp. We're to keep an eye on it in case it starts to turn black or smell (and it does have a slight stench), in which case it's a trip to the vet (which she says will be discounted 50% off). Does anyone know how much amputating part of a tail costs roughly?

UPDATE My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn't prepare myself for what we found.

Antibiotics, probiotics, painkillers, and dewormer were prescribed for their woes. They are two male cats (not female like I had suspected). In total it came to around $200.00 which Reddit helped me to pay for <3

UPDATE My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn't prepare myself for what we found.

The kittens have definitely found their home. We've put a lot emotionally into them and couldn't bare to separate them or give them away. My dad says thank you to reddit and Imgur and I'm also so, so thankful for the support Reddit and Imgur has offered to us. People are sharing the post to raise awareness for surprise cat gifting and abandonment (Yay!) and others are offering to help with the vet bills, which takes away a lot of my anxiety.

If anyone is interested in donating you can send to my paypal email at strader35@yahoo.com. If there's any money left over after the amputation and/or vaccinations it will be donated to a local NO-KILL shelter for helping people find a safe place to drop off their unwanted pets.

You will be seeing a lot more of these cats being posted to /r/cats, that is for sure!

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16 comments for “UPDATE My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn't prepare myself for what we found.

  1. JustBeSomewhereInNeverland
    December 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    You should call him Nibler 🙂 My cat his name is Nibbler too. If I had one…

  2. kinsel
    December 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I suggest Legen and Dary because them kitties is da bomb dig. Good on you and your dad for taking them in and caring for them, OP!

  3. themonkeymartian
    December 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Call him survivor it is a cliche but it fits

  4. CaptainPMS
    December 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I think I speak for, if not everyone, then at least most of us when I say you and your dad give yourself a great old pat on the back!

  5. IPaidForWinRAR
    December 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    god i just tried to love my cat but it just wont accept my love

  6. provinciallife
    December 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I also decided not to get them Kitten milk because they’re old enough and were prescribed probiotics for the malnourishment.

  7. provinciallife
    December 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I like matching names like that!

  8. Supacoop
    December 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    So cute! My cat had stones and sediment in his bladder. surgery and almost $2,500 later he was better. Nipping the tail shouldn’t be a lot

  9. DurtyTomato
    December 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    The one whose tail needs to be amputated should be Murrell and the other Daryl. That, or just name one Schrodinger and the other whatever.

  10. okillregister
    December 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I always upvote rescued cats, or even dogs or for that matter, petty much any beast.

  11. monicafromnewjersey
    December 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Apollo and Artemis! And good on you OP

  12. ecaracal
    December 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you for the update! I’m so glad they have a good home

  13. provinciallife
    December 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    It’s funny that you would say that. I had a cat named lucky (because she was rescued) years ago. She had the most health issues of them all.

  14. ecaracal
    December 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Also I vote for Calvin and Hobbes as names

  15. provinciallife
    December 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    The things we do for our lovely animals.

  16. gimmemycrayons
    December 28, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    So glad this is headed towards a happy ending! Kitty names: hope, legend, miracle or titty sprinkles.

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