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One of the half-wild cats at work ended up having 3 kittens under some garbage.<br><br><br><br>
About 3 weeks later, the half-wild mother cat disappeared. After several days, my wife and I rescued some half-starved kittens. We still haven't seen the mother cat, and she's presumed dead.<br><br><br><br>
Two of the kittens were bottle-fed for about a week, transitioned to dry cat food, and given away.<br><br><br><br>
The third kitten had a severe infection and scarring due to some accident. The damage has resulted in him <i>losing most of his ear</i>. The infection was so bad that it was doubtful he would survive.<br><br><br><br>
After being partially shaved, having the absess lanced, being on antibiotics, and being dewormed, the kitten is much better, but he's still pretty fugly. He also has fleas and is too young (5 weeks) to be treated for them.<br><br><br><br>
So, how do you find a home for an ugly, flea-ridden kitten? I already have 2 cats, I do not have the room or the time for a third cat.<br><br><br><br>
Included are a few pictures of the cat. Part of the area around his ear has been shaved, and it looks like he's regrowing hair on most of it.<br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/d/d2/d27d6188_vbattach4620.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/d/d2/525x525px-LL-d27d6188_vbattach4620.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:451px;"></a><br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/1/1a/1adfc83d_vbattach4621.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/1/1a/525x525px-LL-1adfc83d_vbattach4621.jpeg" style="width:438px;height:388px;"></a>
 

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Perhaps you should try Craig's List. There may be people in your area who are willing to take in a special-needs cat.
 

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Awww....I actually think he's adorable, in a different kind of way!! I would adopt him if I didn't already have a cat who hates all other cats. Good luck on finding him a good home!!
 

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There are several things you could do---<br><br><br><br>
1. Call every cat adoption place in your area and see if they will take him in. Usually they are full-up but if you explain the situation they may take him as they will usually make exceptions for injured animals.<br><br><br><br>
2. Place an add in the paper and be very honest about it. Many people want to help a cat in need and looks don't matter. Appeal to their best nature by saying exactly what you said on here and saying that he (or she) is a very "special" cat that needs a nurturing home. I bet you get zillions of phone calls from people wanting to adopt it. But whatever you do don't call it "ugly" and esp. don't call it "fugly!" Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think it is precious myself--what beautiful eyes!<br><br><br><br>
3. You might check with the vet. Sometimes they will help find homes for animals.<br><br><br><br>
ps: And bless you for trying to help it and its siblings!
 

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there are no ugly kittens.<br><br><br><br>
I am a fan of shelter adoptions- a shelter screens potential owners much better than you could do on your own.<br><br><br><br>
what state are you in?
 

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I think you'll find someone easily, that kind of thing tugs at people's hearts. Poor baby. Include the story when you advertise, some people like to think they're helping a poor kitty who went through some kind of trauma and who they think no one else would take.<br><br>
And of course Purpelle is right - there are no ugly kittens, just look at his eyes.
 

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poor thing. I'd take him, but I'm in NJ.
 

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Awwww, poor baby. I don't believe there is such a thing as an ugly animal. Don't try to sell him like you said on this board: "ugly flea ridden kitten". That certainly would turn alot of people off from this poor kitty.<br><br><br><br>
Are there any places that do not put down animals? We have the SPCA here in FL. They don't put any animals down brought in unless they are very ill. Also you can post some flyers around at work or in the neighborhood. I would personally interview the people before giving the cat away, but then again if I rescued that cat I don't think I could give him/her up. I am a sucker for animals though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/afro.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":afro:"><br><br><br><br>
Good luck and you are a great person for rescuing those baby kitties.
 

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Aww, he is still adorable despite having lost an ear. Play up what he's been through and describe him as a heroic little trooper. But at his age, a severe flea infestation could be a real health threat, especially when his system is already stressed from the infection and antibiotics. Is there nothing that can be done about the fleas? Even a regular bath and grooming ought to help get quite a few off of him so it's not so bad.
 

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That is one of the coolest cats I have ever seen! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:"><br><br><br><br>
I wish I wasn't allergic, or I'd come down and get him.<br><br><br><br>
Perhaps you can advertise him for adoption as the "cool kitty"
 

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No such thing as ugly kittens <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Good luck in finding him a home!<br><br><br><br>
ETA: fleas. you can get the liquid Dawn dish detergent, the blue gel stuff. bathe him regularly with it and let it sit as long as possible before rinsing out. also, get a flea comb and comb him daily. comb the other cats for fleas and treat the house, as well.
 

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He gets flea combings with a brush dipped in insecticide, and the other two cats have frontline, so there's been some drop in the flea population.<br><br><br><br>
Once he gets older, he can be treated for the fleas directly.
 

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Actually he looks a lot like the kitty I adopted from a cat rescue organization except for the missing ear. However the rescue organization had another one that only had half a tail. I wanted them BOTH, but the other one was too young to be adopted (hadn't had his shots or been spayed yet) so I took the older one.
 

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a lot of people want to help a special needs animal that isn't really special needs. Once he's well he'll fit the bill, he's missing an ear so he has a "story" and people can feel like they're saving him, but he won't require a bunch of special care like a diabetic, Fluk positive, etc. cat would. I would be he'll be easy to adopt out if you advertise him correctly.<br><br><br><br>
When we got our kittens they were two weeks old and COVERED in fleas, we used a flea comb and regular lemon scented dish soap baths to get rid of them. By the time they were old enough for Revolution they didn't really need it.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck with the little guy, he is adorable.
 

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fleas. you can get the liquid Dawn dish detergent, the blue gel stuff. bathe him regularly with it and let it sit as long as possible before rinsing out. also, get a flea comb and comb him daily. comb the other cats for fleas and treat the house, as well.</div>
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I second the bath in dawn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I second the bath in dawn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Me too, Dawn works wonders! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 
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