Kittens – Free to good home

A young mother cat had her 3 kittens near my house foundation about 11 days ago. The kittens are just opening their eyes and the mother is a very sweet domesticated cat. Apparently some of my neighbors – and I’m not sure who yet – keep cats around and then let them fend for themselves. I’ve seen the father, a ginger, out in the yard. Obviously he’s not neutered and the mother won’t be until after the kittens are weaned.

I may keep the mother, but in calling around to all the animal shelters yesterday, I found they’re filled to capacity. Strays have become a real problem in Atlanta. San Francisco dealt with this issue years ago by offering free spaying/neutering. The feral cat population there grew out of bounds and they would simply show up in our backyards.

So this is a call-out to anyone in the area – please contact me if you’re interested. I am unable to keep the litter.

This entry was posted in Daily meanderings and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Kittens – Free to good home

  1. Annette says:

    Victoria that’s so good of you to put the mama and babies up until you can find homes for them.
    I shall let my friend Katie know, she has 3 cats and a large network of cat blog lovers who all help in circumstances like these.

    It’s shameful what your neighbours are doing, spaying and neutering are paramount in domestic animal control and the it’s also a shame the city does not have a programme in place.

    many best wishes and sending the beautiful mama a hug and kisses to her healthy looking babies xxx Annette

  2. Victoria says:

    Thanks Annette- they’re all very cute and the mother is a doll. I may keep her…

    Yes, we definitely need a better program to deal with this, and to educate our citizens about how hard life is in urban areas for small critters.

  3. Mishkat says:

    Hi Victoria – I’m Annette’s friend, Katie, in Virginia. I’d be happy to repost on my blog about the kittens if you like. Most of the people who read my blog already have cats but they may know someone.

    It looks like they won’t be ready for adoption for at least 7-8 weeks? Please let me know. Also permission to use these photos would be great. You can e-mail me at

    Thanks so much for helping the mom and babies! They are beautiful cats.

  4. Victoria says:

    Hi Katie, thanks so much – yes, you can use the photos. I’ll email you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *