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Maxie is a sweet,
little boy who came to us in 1994. He was found with his brothers and
sister locked in a boat compartment. They were only about two weeks old.
It was a mystery how they had gotten in there. They were filthy, hungry
and very upset. We then located and managed to trap what we thought was
their mother, However, it was obvious when we got her back to the
sanctuary, that these were not her babies. She would have absolutely
nothing to do with them! Fortunately, we were able to track down her
kittens and they too were brought here. As we were unable to find the
original mother at that time, we had to hand raise Maxie and his siblings.
This is always hard work. Most times incredibly rewarding work, but
sometimes very heartbreaking. Kittens are so fragile and itís easy to
lose them. They have to be bottle fed every three hours. You also have to
do the work their mommas usually do - such as burping them after feedings,
stimulating their bowels and bladders until they are old enough to do it
themselves, nurturing and socializing them, which includes teaching them
how to use a litter tray! We were very lucky with this litter. Although
somewhat undersized, they all survived.
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