fostering kittens not totally safe apparently
Shingle Springs, California
September 24, 2008 3:08pm CST
We volunteer for a cat rescue organization. My kids have been bugging me for months, can we foster kittens, can we foster kittens. So a couple of weeks ago three little kittens came in and we brought them home. So now one of the kittens has ringworm, two of my older cats are sick (a disease they were vaccinated for too) and my daughter has picked up the ringworm. The ringworm's not such a big deal, easily treatable, but I feel bad for my two cats. Guess it's a case of a good deed backfiring a bit and if we do it again we're going to have to take more steps to isolate the kittens from our other cats. :-(
25 Sep 08
Ringworm is annoying, but your right, it's no big deal. I've dealt with it dozens of times with all my fosters. I do feel bad for your cats getting sick from the kittens. I hope they get better really soon. Kittens from shelters are full of contagious things.
24 Sep 08
That is a good idea to isolate the new kittens from your old ones. At least until they have been treated for worms and vaccinated. I still admire your noble gesture to foster these kittens whom they could have a very different ending if it was not for your care.