Baby Red (also known as Big Red) was one of our rescues in late October. The Animal League rescued him and his kitten siblings at five weeks old, after hearing they were homeless and destined for euthanasia if a rescue did not step in.
These darlings somehow lost their mom at an age when they couldn’t have possibly survived on their own.
The kittens were diagnosed with severe upper respiratory infection…
To add to the trauma of having no mom to look after them, Baby Red and his orphan siblings had severe upper respiratory infections when we took them in. The infection was so bad that mucous had glued their eyes shut. Thanks to The Animal League’s Sunshine Fund, we were able to treat them right away.
Upper respiratory infections can be deadly if left untreated, especially for vulnerable little kittens. Sadly, one of Baby Red’s sisters couldn’t overcome the infection and passed away. This was heartbreaking for all of us.
With treatment and time Baby Red’s upper respiratory infection cleared…
We thought he may need his eye removed from damage caused by the infection, but so far the vet says he’s doing ok.
Look at them now!
Baby Red and his two surviving siblings, Baby Ruth and Bit-O-Honey, are currently at the Orlando Cat Café enjoying their cat trees, playing with the other cats, and hanging out with guests. They are very social and love to play with toys!