Kitten Foster Mom

My name is Nikki. I'm a foster mom in Las Vegas, Nevada. My account documents the lives of my fosters and promotes TNR.

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Little Dunky-doo-doo is still having πŸ’© problems but it seems to be getting a little better. We get the fecal sample results tonight back from the vet. The good news is that he staying hydrated and he has an appetite. #DuncanTheKitty #fosterkitten #fosteringsaveslives

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Bobby showing @can_do_stella his best grizzly bear impression 🐻 PS - looks like Bobby got a family! October 5 🏑 πŸŽ‰#BobbyTheScholar #babygrizzlybear #fosterkitten #rawr #catsofinstagram #kitten #siamesekitten

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Little Duncan has had diarrhea (sorry, foster parents talk about πŸ’©a lot) for the past few days and it's not clearing up so we made a visit to the vet today to give a stool sample. He lost his appetite for the last two days so I've been syringe feeding him a nutritional supplement. Thankfully he's been drinking water (with electrolyte drops added) so he's staying hydrated. I've been feeling so defeated and frustrated after Nolan's passing. I'm so fragile and I can't have a sick baby right now. He's not lethargic and not vomiting. He has lower energy but started eating again just now so I'm optimistic. I just got the sweetest card and magnet in the mail from @carolynz13 that came at the PERFECT time. Thank you Carolyn for sending that. ❀️ (Scroll left) #DuncanTheKitty #fosterkitten #orangetabby #DunkyDoo

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Bobby is just about ready for adoption! He's been neutered, microchipped and almost done with his vaccine series. He's now looking for a family to love him. He's an extremely sweet boy who LOVES to snuggle and loves other cats if you happen to have one. Send me a DM if you're interested in adopting this sweet boy. #ADOPTME #BobbyTheScholar #fosterkitten #adoptdontshop #siamesekitten #siamese_world #siamesecat #siameselove

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WARNING! πŸ”ΊGRAPHIC PHOTOS! - A few days ago a woman reached out to me asking for assistance. She was feeding a stray cat that came around with an extremely severe neck wound. I immediately contacted @operation_paw in Miami. Thank goodness they caught him and brought him in for immediate medical care. I cannot imagine the pain he was living in that condition. I'm so grateful to Operation Paw for coming to his rescue. If you would like to make a contribution to his medical care, click on the link in my bio. Any amount is appreciated! THIS is why spay and neuter is important. I cannot tell you how many times I see cats with deep, infected wounds living on the street when I trap them for spay/neuter. Male cats especially since they are fighting to mate. Spay/neuter not only eliminates their desire to roam and fight, but prevents kittens from being born on the street to SUFFER! Do you have stray/neighborhood cats where you live? Call your local shelter or rescue and ask if you could borrow a trap and bring them in to a neuter clinic. Think of the suffering you will be preventing! #TNR #spayandneuter

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It's been ONE YEAR since my resident kitty and former foster @can_do_stella came to me! One year ago today I trapped Stella and her two siblings (@jonsi.and.friends & @sunny_sarah_jane ) also known as the #threeblindkitties. I received a call from a woman who was feeding a mother and her 3 kittens who she believed were blind. Once I saw them I could visibly see that they were and I could also see that their open eye sockets were oozing infection. I have to admit I was overwhelmed and felt like I was in over my head. These were not young kittens, this trio was four months old and feral. I remember sitting in my car crying and wondering how I was going to do this. Whould I be able to socialize them? Would I be able to adopt them out? Did I have to return them to outdoor living? While still in the parking lot with them in traps, I was texting two friends, @bethostern and @clearviewmobile_ who both assured me that I could do it and that they needed me to foster them. Interesting sidenote, both asked to name a kitten and both picked the name Stella. After a lot of loving care and several surgeries between the three, Russ (renamed Jonsi) and Sunny (renamed Sarah Jane) were adopted into amazing homes. And Stella hasn't left my side. I still pinch myself that she's actually mine to keep. Oh and I spayed and returned their mother who was very feral. PS - the dates at the beginning of the video are the dates she was a foster. #tnrworks #TNR #SPAYANDNEUTER #feralkitten #feralcats #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives

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The resident cats, Stella and Shadoobie, sharing a wheatgrass snack. 🌱#catgrass #wheatgrass #cattreat #fosterfails #shadoobiethegrump @can_do_stella

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Stella likes the fosters, but mostly it's because she likes their toys.
Duncan: "Hey! I wanna play!"
Stella: "Beat it kid"

@can_do_stella #JuniorFosterMom #DuncanTheKitty #fosterkitten #BlindCat #fosterfail #catsofinstagram #kittensofinstagram

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LOS ANGELES - FOSTERS DESPERATELY NEEDED! Two separate mama kitties and their babies need foster homes! Did you know my Shadoobie was the very first foster I had with a rescue group? Her four babies were born and raised in my home and it was such an amazing experience. Do you have a spare space in your home where one of these mothers can raise her babies in a loving environment? If so, please send and email to: [email protected] Swipe left to read the bio of each mama and her babies. #FOSTERNEEDED #FOSTERINGSAVESLIVES

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Well if this isn't an advertisement to foster, I don't know what is. Fosters are needed all over! I personally know of groups in Los Angeles, Miami and Cleveland that need fosters immediately. Don't have a lot of space in your home? I know someone who fosters in a studio apartment. Worried about the cost associated with fostering? Shelters and rescues will provide you with all the basic supplies. Work full-time and are not home a lot? No problem! Rescues have kittens that are eating on her own and adult fosters who just need a temporary place to stay until they qualify for adoption. Have a cat who doesn't like feline visitors? Have you met my cat Shadoobie? As you will see in this video she hates the fosters. Interested in fostering but don't know who to contact? Send me a direct message with your contact information and I will help find you an organization to foster with! #DuncanTheKitty #fosteringsaveslives #fisterkitten #spayandneuter

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Sister love. Sparrow & Lula. #togetherforever #SparrowAndLula #fosterkittens

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I woke up to the sound of the shell chime next to my bed. I flipped on the light switch and I see Lula playing with it. You know what that means! Spay day is tomorrow then it's off to their forever family in 2 weeks! #timetofly #SparrowAndLula #fosterkittens

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ADOPT US! Remember the kittens I posted about in East LA that needed a foster? @jbpancake has lovingly fostered them. They are healthy, vaccinated and about to be spayed/neutered. They were fostered with a dog too! Now they're looking for their forever homes! If you're in the Southern California area and looking to adopt, send their foster mom a direct message! (see her page for more photos of them in foster care) #adoptme #adoptdontshop #fosterkittens #southerncalifornia #fosteringsaveslives #DOGLOVERS

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Duncan and Bobby. ❀️ #RoommateGoals #DuncanTheKitty #BobbyTheScholar #fosterkittens

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With new foster Duncan and @lafosterkittens @cats.without.jobs at lunch. We smuggled him into the restaurant so no ratting us out. #newfoster #catpeople

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At lunch with @cats.without.jobs and @lafosterkittens and new foster DUNCAN (I checked, it's a boy πŸ’™) #newfoster

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NEW FOSTER - Of course I haven't even arrived in California yet and I already have a new foster waiting for me! πŸ™Š This sweet baby was found yesterday by @alex_shdz who cared for her last night. In order for my husband to not lose his ever-lovin' mind, @lafosterkittens agreed to keep her and care for her until we head back to Vegas Tuesday. Thank you Sandra! I can't wait to meet her. (I can already see the resemblance to my sweet Nolan) #newfoster #fosterkitten

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Slight change of plans. Sparrow, Lula & Bobby were scheduled to come with us. Instead, my friend/fellow foster mom @my_foster_babies was so sweet to offer to take them for us. They're in good hands this weekend because Stacey is an amazing foster mama! Shadoobie & Stella are staying home with the petsitter and we're headed to the beach with the dogs! πŸŒŠβ˜€οΈπŸ– #SparrowAndLula #fosterkittens

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Lula's one black toe bean πŸΎπŸ–€ #SparrowAndLula #fosterkitten #toebeans #tabbykitten #kitten #whiskers #kitty #paws #catsofinstagram #instagood

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Typical kids. They ignore their toys UNTIL I pick them up so I can vacuum the floors. Now suddenly the toys are fun and they want to play with them. #SparrowAndLula #fosterkittens #cattoys #fosterroom #kittenseason #spayandneuter #tabbykitten #tortiekitten #fosteringsaveslives #catsofinstagram #kittens

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Sparrow the soccer star. Lula the goalie and Stella the referee. GOAALLLLLL! ⚽️ #SparrowAndLula #fosterkittens #tripodkitty #nublife

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I just told Bobby he was going on vacation this weekend! Foster mom & dad always take the resident dogs to the beach every year. We were supposed to go in July but I broke my foot so those plans were nixed. Oh and Sparrow & Lula are coming too because what would a beach vacation be without 5 pets?! 😳 Shadoobie & Stella are staying home with the petsitter. AND we'll be visiting πŸ°β—οΈWe're so excited! πŸš™πŸΆπŸΆπŸ™ŽπŸΌπŸ‘¨πŸ½β€βš•οΈπŸˆπŸˆπŸˆ

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Thank you to @jessicaniles44 for this beautiful engraved frame that arrived today. I'm so touched by the thousands of messages of sympathy I've received. I've lost some fosters over the years that really broke my heart but something about Nolan's death shattered me. Because of your generous donations in his honor other kitties will be saved and helped. So far Nolan's fund has paid for Sparrow's amputation surgery, Calli's surgery (@feralcatcolony), a donation was made to @armyofferals so they can continue the wonderful TNR work they're doing and to The Kitten House in Houston who are taking in and caring for cats and kittens in Houston after Hurricane Harvey ripped through there. More donations will be given from this fund in Nolan's honor. The best thing you can do is spay and neuter. Approximately 3,500 cats and kittens are being euthanized in municipal shelters EVERY DAY because of overpopulation. This statistic does not include the countless kittens that are born on the street to suffer before they die from weather elements, car traffic, disease, starvation, predators both animal and human. Do you have stray cats living in your neighborhood? Call your local shelter or rescue and ask if you can borrow a trap and bring them into a spay/neuter clinic. Imagine the amount of suffering that would be prevented if everyone stepped up! #TNR #spayandneuter #TNRworks #InNolansMemory

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A conversation with Bobby:

Me: Hi Bobby!
Bobby: *Hiss*
Me: I have fish puddin'
Bobby: Well I should say hello.

#BobbyTheSchollar #JimGaffiganFan

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