Found a Kitten or a Puppy? Here’s What You Can Do
Posted by kumar201908 on October 31st, 2019
Sometimes, you hear a mewling sound or a whining sound, and it ends up being a puppy or a kitten that is lost. At such moments, you don’t really know what to do and hence, the leave the animal alone, which might not be the safest option for it. Here’s what you can do, to ensure the baby’s safety:
Often, if you find an abandoned puppy or kitten, chances are that its mom is close by, and has gone off to look for food. If you have some time to spare, wait and see if the mommy cat or dog shows up. If not, ask the people around the area, if they’ve seen the animal’s mother. Place the baby animal by the side, and take it out of a busy traffic area, but don’t take it too far away from its original place. Ask the shopkeepers in the area if this kitten or puppy just wandered here, or has been here all along.
Check if the kitten or puppy is showing any signs of injury, malnutrition or distress. You can also post a picture and description of the animal on animal rescue groups on Facebook. These communities are very active and responsive and have lots of experienced people who can help you with your query. Try Adopt a Pet or YODA - Youth in the Defence of Animals.
If there have been any medications or treatment procedures prescribed by the vet, make those purchases and make a small animal care bundle. Also, ask the vet what you can feed the animal safely. Milk is a bad idea as it can cause the animal to have diarrhoea, as it is hard to digest. It is best to feed them kitten or puppy formula, or mashed tuna / chicken gravy for dogs or cats that don’t have any flavouring or seasoning.
Baby animals need some reassuring, and this is why warmth goes a long way in making them feel better. Also, depending on their age, they might need to be bottle-fed, or kept on a few towels, which have a heating pad underneath them. It is also important to keep them warm so that they don’t contract a cold or any other infection.
Once the baby animal is safe and healthy, you can put up adoption posts on your social handles, which detail the story of how you came across the animal, and what are their quirks and special characteristics. The cuter the posts, the higher the chances of the animal getting adopted. Also, ensure that the photos have been taken in well-lit situations, with a good phone camera. Share these posts on Facebook groups that specifically help adoptions, and tag your friends!Also See: Put Up, Baby Animals, Baby Animal, Animal Hospital, Animal, Puppy, Kitten
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