The rescue organization I volunteer with had a litter of 4 kittens who had been diagnosed with ringworm but were under treatment and have just been given a clean bill of health (I have dogs and didn’t want to risk giving it to them, so I needed to wait.)
While I was waiting on that, another lady called who had a friendly stray cat in her neighborhood with two kittens, so I said I could take those three. So tonight (it’s 10pm here) I went over to get the mom and kittens. The kittens are at least 4 months old and completely feral, and so not interested in letting us anywhere near them. The girl who called cornered one and grabbed him (her?) and was promptly bitten and clawed pretty badly. Not a good sign. But the mom let us pick her up and put her in the cat carrier. She’s currently cowering under our guest bed–I’m just letting her calm down and get over it. Pics tomorrow, I promise. Right now I’m just letting her be. She’s a beautiful green-eyed calico.
The sad thing is that these kittens are probably never going to be fully socialized–they’re pretty old–and the girl who has been feeding the cat under my bed has been “taking care” of her since she first got pregnant (around March she thinks) but she never tried to pet or play with the kittens because “she’s really afraid of worms.” :rolleyes:
So now I have no kittens but an adult cat :). I think I’m going to offer to foster two of the ex-ringworm kittens as well, just to drive myself crazy.