The Box Kittens
fostered September 30 – December 28, 2015
These four siblings were abandoned in a box at Safe Haven’s front door. They arrived at the same time as another single abandoned kitten so Smitty, the only boy in this litter, was paired with the singlet and lived with another foster for most of October. The three girls were sent to me. They were my smallest kittens to date, all arriving at barely over one pound each.
Smitty was neutered at the end of October and his friend was put up for adoption, but both Smitty and Sparta had an eye condition that required a longer stay, so he was sent to me to await his diagnosis.
I had a full room of four kittens for a week until the girls all left for their spays, from which only Sparta returned to await her eye specialist appointment with her brother. Sofia and Sisley were both adopted together in early November.
For nearly two months, Smitty and Sparta stayed with us and became the only kittens to gain house privileges as they outgrew a the kitten room. To this day they are the only foster kittens to interact with my own cats (who only reluctantly accepted them after several weeks!) and they even spent Christmas Day with my family. They were four and five pounds each by the time they left and will undoubtedly hold the record for longest length of stay for a while!
Smitty and Sparta had eyelid surgery several days after Christmas and were adopted soon after, together forever.