Colour: DSH Torbie (tortoisehell/tabby)
Born Approx: April 22, 2022
A curious home owner (who happens to be a PAW foster provider) asked her neighbours why they were boarding up around the bottom of their backyard shed. The answer was that they were "tired of mother cats giving birth under it". They wanted the current family gone. With all the nailing and hammering, the little momma had bolted, along with her kittens. The neighbour had left an opening so as not to trap anyone under the shed. A few hours later, a tiny orange kitten was seen sitting in the grass, bewildered and alone. That was Peanut. We're not sure why he was left behind - other than his mother was likely completely traumatized. A few weeks later, the mom and siblings were spotted again and Peanut's foster family sprang into action. The remaining three kittens were trapped but their orange mom remains elusive, unfortunately. We still hope to rescue her. Peanut's sibling have been named Hazel, Cashew and Brazil - the "Nut" Family!
This is the same shed under which Ela had given birth. Our foster provider rescued her and five kittens in the late summer of 2021.
Hazel is the only little girl! She held back a little longer than her brothers but this is not unusual for a little female. Even though it may look a little different than her brothers', she is making progress. Every day she lets herself trust her humans' touch a little bit more. She is a beauty! When these little ones find their new homes, they may regress a little bit - but seeing how well they are doing the first time, we are confident in their ability to acclimate to a new home and new people. We always recommend a sanctuary room for most new additions to a home. That doesn't mean they should be alone, however. A room with a door, so they will stay in place until they get their bearings, but perhaps that room could be your bedroom, some place that is easily and often visited by people. All the babies like to sleep on the human's bed, especially if foster mom's in it. Playing with a kitten is a guaranteed way to help them feel safe and secure.
Sometime in mid October, 2022, when Hazel is about five and a half months of age, we will be booking her spay surgery at our primary veterinary clinic. Her adoptive family will be asked to drop her off at the clinic that morning. The spay surgery cost is included in the adoption fee.
If you are interested in Hazel, you are welcome to fill out an inquiry here.