On July 23 Sterlitamak Volunteers were informed about a litter of 3 kittens and their cat mom living in the basement of a dentist clinic. The clinic has requested to seal all entrances into the basement and if the kittens and their mom were not rescued, they could be trapped inside the basement and die.
3 Volunteers went to rescue the cat family that day. Upon arrival they witnessed 3 happy kittens playing in the sun right outside the basement.
The rescue operation has begun:
The kittens and their cat mom were not happy to be chased after and bothered. 3 hour later the Volunteers got 2 kittens out of 3. Their mother cat escaped from the basement.
The kittens were infested with fleas. The water they were bathed in turned red. They received flea medicine and medicated bath.
Their first night at the foster home was stressful. But they are getting all the medications, food and care they need.
The third kitten managed to escape. The kitten was caught the next day and it was a whole new adventure.
The kitten was outside running in the sun next to a shallow pipe that led into the basement. The Volunteers tried to cover one end of the pipe to trap the kitten and get it ou. But it was easier said than done:
This rescue operation finally ended when they got the kitten inside the basement the next day. It turned out to be a girl and she was not happy, like her brothers, to be bathed and treated for fleas and worms.
These kittens are now being cared for at the homes of the Volunteers. After they are socialized and adapted to the human interaction all 3 kittens will be put up for adoption.
This rescue operation is one of many that SV group does every day. Please help us by donating a small amount, that will go a long way in Russia. Only for the month of July the SV group took into their homes over 60 animals, provided food and medical attention. The group does not have a designated shelter space or the means to rent out a place for animals and all Volunteers take the sick, abandoned, abused and homeless animals into their homes. After the animals are healthy and ready for adoption the Volunteers organize adoption events.
We need your help.
Sterlitamak Volunteers is an organization that exists and works directly off of the donations received from general public. All Volunteers and organizers of this group are working as unpaid volunteers and all proceeds go to cover the cost of medications, transportation, food and surgeries.