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WilmywoodNCparalegal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 10:03 AM
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Found kitten. Need advice.
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I work in HR for a construction project. We are set up in trailers. A couple of months ago, one of our engineers complained of meowing coming from under his trailer. Lo and behold, we found two kittens, but the mom was nearby so we left them alone. These were all black kittens and the mom was black as well.

Then, today, one of the subcontractors brings me (I guess I'm the office cat lady... I don't know why, since I'm more of a dog person) another kitten, who is grey with black stripes. She (as we determined) is a feisty one. As soon as I put her on my chest, she started purring. Now, she's in a box, covered up, that has holes for her to breathe because I can't hold her all day, as I have to do work.

Now, the question that I have is this kitten.. she is not super young or a newborn, she still has the big kitten eyes and tiny tail, but can anyone give me any tips as to what to check to establish how old she could be?

Next question, should I let her go out on her own and perhaps find her mom? Just the other day, one of our engineers saw a cat who had been run over by a car and was heavily injured. He took the cat to the humane society which euthanized him/her. Now, we're wondering whether that was the mom. We haven't been able to find other kittens.

I admit I don't know much about cats. I have a rescued cat who has FIV but he was an adult when I rescued him. Any help/suggestions/etc. are appreciated. I was thinking of getting her some food when I go out at lunch time.

Right now, she's quiet in her box, along with a cup of water. She's right next to me. She meows every once in a while, but I think she's at peace now (she was rather scared; we had to corral her into an office).
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