Sunset and her siblings were helped out by some kind local folks who found them at the Buena Vista Landfill and took them to the Watsonville location of the Santa Cruz Shelter. After being evaluated and receiving immediate care, they asked if Heading Home could step in and assist with them. We jokingly started calling them the "dump kittens" and it kind of stuck!
All three kittens had injuries consistent with rat predation and received medical care immediately at Animal Hospital of Soquel. All the kittens were placed on antibiotics and put in to an experienced foster home with the wonderful owners of Wishbone Pet. Co. in Freedom. Little Sunset needed to go in to immediate surgery and have a large portion of her tiny tail amputated.
The kittens are doing well and are expected to make a full recovery. They should be available for adoption sometime in June. Their total estimated medical and foster care expenses to ready them for adoption are about $1,000.00. You can read more about them and Heading Home also by checking out the recent article in the Register Pajaronian.
All donations are tax deductible to full extent of current tax law, Heading Home is a registered 501(c)3 non profit.
Please consider making a donation to the medical fund for our "dump kittens." We will continue to post updates on his progress and recovery. Thank you!