We have an intruder at our house!!!! Okay, so he is an adorable intruder. This little guy is staying at our house, at least temporarily.
When mom got to her parking lot last night she noticed a guy by a pile of tires, wood pallets, and concrete parking blocks. This stuff is at the back of the parking lot, near the fence that divides the lot from the railroad tracks. The guy had a large water bottle. She watched him from afar (because mom is a little suspicious). As he was walking away this little black kitten popped up. Of course mom had to drive over there. She saw a food dish (full) and a water dish (full) and heard the kitten (hiding). The guy came back over and he and mom started talking about the kitten.
This fellow had been taking care of the kitten. He said he had contacted several of the local no kill shelters but they were all full. He wasn't in a position to take the kitten home, but felt so bad for it and decided to care for it. While they were talking another guy walked up and said the kitten was friendly. When it heard his voice it came right out and he scooped him up.
Of course mom could not leave this little guy behind. She told them that she would gladly take him home with her and try to find him a good home. "I know people," she said. So she shows up at the house with this little intruder!
Our uncle brought out a carrier and off boy kitten went to the 24 hour vet. He had a new kitten exam, blood work, flea check, and thanks to him taking a poop in the carrier, a fecal exam! Other than having roundworms, he is perfectly healthy. His estimated age is 4 months. He is old enough and weighs enough to be neutered. He got his first kitten vaccines.
Mom posted his picture on Facebook last night and said she would like to find him a permanent home. A lady she has known online for almost 20 years said if she lived closer she would like to have him. Mom told her that arrangements can be made. This lady lives in South Carolina. We are in Kentucky. Mom and the lady are going to try to work something out.
This little guy is one of the lucky ones. He is going to have a home whether it is with us or with the lady who is interested in taking him. It's one more kitten that won't reproduce. One more life saved. That makes us very happy.