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It apparently lost its mom. It sat outside my window crying for a few days.
I just found it today. It's only a few weeks old, maybe a month.

I can't keep it, beside being allergic to cats.
I went to the lps to buy basic stuff like kitty litter, kitty food. And went to the grocery store for milk and baby wipes.

What should I do with it?
 

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I'll take a picture later.

I emailed the spca to see if they can take it. A friend of mine's sister who works as a vet said shelters aren't taking any new animals since none of the old ones are being adopted.
 

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Well, i'd say keep him, but since you are allergic, +2 on the SPCA.

I'd tell you to try and find someone on craigslist, but at least in phoenix, there are a lot of people who take "free" animals and then resell them for profit.

Good luck with the lil' guy. Cats are awesome! *points to avatar*
 

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I'll take a picture later.

I emailed the spca to see if they can take it. A friend of mine's sister who works as a vet said shelters aren't taking any new animals since none of the old ones are being adopted.
That may not be an issue since kittens get adopted out quick. It's mostly the older, 2+ year old cats who they have trouble getting adopted.
 

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First of all, bless you for taking the kitten in! :)

In my experience, it's usually pretty easy to find someone to adopt a kitten. I don't think you'll even need to take it to the SPCA. Just tell all your friends, and someone will be interested.

You just gotta believe!

It's too bad you're allergic... cats are the BEST!!

(This from a "dog guy!")
 

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In my experience as soon as you find a kitten and have it in your house for a few days - good luck giving it away... people talk about being given puppy eyes... I swear those kitten eyes have supernatural powers allowing them to stay in whosoever's house they want.
 

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You can age a kitten by how many teeth have erupted. If it's really a month old, you could make a gruel of KMR milk replacer and some kitten food if it won't eat kitten wet food by itself. If that fails, you can use veal flavored baby food (seems the most appetizing flavor to them, though morbid - feeding baby cats baby cows).
Once you get it to two pounds, take it down to the shelter. That's when it'll be able to get fixed and put up for adoption. You could take it now but it would most likely get upper respiratory infection before it got to surgery weight. I'm not sure what the resources are at your local shelters and what your "kitten season" is like, but most likely if it's really that young and they don't have fosters available, they might just euthanize it. Not to be harsh, it's just the reality of the shelter biz.
 

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If you have a Petsmart they usually have contact to people who rescue cats/kittens. You could call them for contacts. You could also try to google cat rescue places in your area.

Poor little thing - out there for 3 days! :(
 

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If you have a Petsmart they usually have contact to people who rescue cats/kittens. You could call them for contacts. You could also try to google cat rescue places in your area.

Poor little thing - out there for 3 days! :(
hey, that's a good idea. There's a animal hospital at my petsmart too.

here's the kitten
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His eyes are still blue so he's pretty young I think. Not sure what on his face. I'll scrub it again tomorrow. Hope they're not wounds.
 

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I absolutely hate cats, but that little sucker is cute.
 

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What an absolute sweetheart! Probably little over a month old, maybe 5-6 weeks. Looks like a longhair to me.
 

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Shoot. You're about 2 days away from going to the doctor and asking for prescription allergy medicine.

You must not be that allergic to them. I can't be in the same house with a cat, period. People who have cats can set off my allergies.
my friend actually does that but I can't handle the constant steroidal/anti-histamine meds in my system.

I absolutely hate cats, but that little sucker is cute.
I don't have that fuzzy-wuzzy feeling for cats or dogs unlike most people. But the animals love me for some reason.
 

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That kitten is soooo cute! Look at it! Sat out side for three days. There must be a reason it stayed at your place- like some sort of "I know you'll help me" connection, haha.
Ask your friends and their families to adopt it- someone you know will probs take it in. Cats are pretty independent and arent too high maintenance.
 

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Shoot. You're about 2 days away from going to the doctor and asking for prescription allergy medicine.

You must not be that allergic to them. I can't be in the same house with a cat, period. People who have cats can set off my allergies.
im allergic to cats when i get close to them, i can pet them and everything, your immune system just freaks out to allergens:bounce:
 

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If you were closer I'd take it in in a hearbeat!
Unless of course, you'd like to drop it off here in Ct!

But on the serious side, you will need to give it a milk formula especially made for kittens. You can find it at your local pet store. Your grocery stores may have it in their pet food isle. You can also try a very small amount of canned/soft cat food on a spoon. It may help to water it down a bit.

Look online for pet rescue groups in your area too besides Petsmart and ASPA.

PS Be careful trying to get that spot off its face. It may be part of it's coloration. My one cat as a stray kitten had a teardrop coloration and we found out it was just her coloring after trying to clean it off....
 

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What part of CT are you? I go to the New Haven area often. :)
It's definitely not a coloration. Looks like scab.
 
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