Mom Cat Couldn’t Save Her Kittens From A Glue Trap, But Someone Else Did
Last Sunday, four black kittens, sticky and bunched up together, were found caught in the gluey confines of rat traps.
An employee of a local business in Alpharetta, Georgia, heard a sound that resembled seagulls and investigated to find the source. That's when he saw the kittens.
The mother cat did her best to keep one of the kittens, who had gotten stuck on one glue trap, calm. The other three kittens were glued together by their fur in a different trap. The mother cat was completely helpless and unable to do anything for her babies in distress.
"I took scissors and cut around the trap to separate the three so I could get each one unstuck at a time," the kittens' rescuer told AAURP. He was careful not to accidentally cut one of the kittens while freeing them.
"Not a single one of them yelped as I was helping them. I took them to the sink at work and put a little hand soap on them to try and get as much of the adhesive off them as possible, but I didn't have very much luck. They just kept sticking to each other like velcro," the man said.
Animal control was then called and, from there, the kittens were taken to AAUPR to get the help they needed. The feral mother cat ran off once rescuers arrived, Kim Kay, operations manager at AAUPR, told The Dodo. Volunteers from AAUPR have offered to trap the cat and get her spayed. The business where the kittens were found has also since removed its glue traps.
"We're happy to report that they are doing much better and eating like little piggies," the rescue wrote in a recent Facebook post. "They are currently in a foster home and three of the four are doing great," Kay said. "The fourth one is lagging a little behind but they are with a very experienced foster and we're hopeful he will start making progress soon."
Once the kittens are older, they'll be put up for adoption.
Want to contribute toward the recovery of these kittens? Consider making a donation here. Click on the "Donate to Cat Rescue" option and, in the purpose line, write "The Sticky Kitties."