Bell's Kittens

UPDATE 6/18/10:
Monico, the sick kitten didn't make it. He passed away in his fosters' arms early this morning. We are very upset and still trying to grasp the reality of the situation. We were told it was a URI and now he is gone. There was obviously something else going on with this poor little baby. The other small one seems to be doing well and, same as before, the other two siblings are hearty and rambunctious. Please donate what you can, in Monico's memory.

These sweet little babies are from a litter of 4 kittens. While the other 2 kittens are thriving, these have stayed a bit small. Today one became very congested and didn't want to eat. He was breathing from his mouth because his nose was so plugged up. We decided to take him and his brother to Banfield in Orchard Park.

They did x-rays on the sick kitty. He was diagnosed with an Upper Respiratory Infection. Since he and brother are so close we decided to medicate him the same to prevent him from getting this bad. Both are almost 9 weeks old and weight 0.8 and 1.0 lbs.

On top of the URI, they both, along with their two siblings, have ear mites which they got from their Mom. It is very contagious and irritating to their ears. "Ear mites are tiny, spider-like insects that infest feline ears, cause bacteria and yeast infections, and are often the source of much irritation and discomfort. If left untreated, these pesky creatures can cause serious damage, rupturing the cat's eardrum, causing deafness, and spreading infections to the brain with deadly results"

Please help us cover the costs that were incurred to help these precious little babies!