A litter of eight orphaned ginger kittens were found huddling with each other. They had gone without food for a day.
The tiny ginger babies were found in a garden all alone and hungry. They were only three days old and were in desperate need of some motherly love. The kittens, whose eyes weren't opened, cuddled up together to keep each other warm.
Rescuers from the Kitten Cottage, in Malmesbury, Western Cape, took them into their care and started feeding them around the clock.
"Candice and I spent a weekend trying to locate the cat mama with no luck. By the Sunday we started feeding the babies as they were screaming and hungry," Jo-Marié told Love Meow.
There were a lot of mouths to feed, so the rescue group found two dedicated caregivers, Bernice and Jo-Marie to help these babies out.
After a lot of bottle feeding and many sleepless nights, the kittens opened their eyes to see for the first time and were getting bigger and stronger each day.
The hungry babies climb all over their foster mom for the bottle. You can never be fast enough when it comes feeding time.
Wiggling their ears while eating.
This kitty is very happy and content.
After a big meal, they stretch out before a long nap.
The little ginger babies have grown by leaps and bounds.
Look at them eating together from their bowls.
"They are all doing fine. They just turned 5 weeks old," Jo-Marié told Love Meow.
"They very cute... it's going to be difficult to let go."
The kittens have learned to eat on their own and are happy to share food with their siblings, too.
Eight ginger kittens, 8 different personalities!
These eight babies are still cuddling today in a foster home where they have good food, warm beds, and lots of love.
They can't wait for their forever loving homes.
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