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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Florentine! Our fluffy girl with the pink collar 💖 #NotGarbage #TheEggies #🥚🥚🥚🥚#fosterkittens #fosteringsaveslives #spayneuter


MEET THE EGGIES! This is Benedict. He’s wearing the red #breakawaycollar. These babies are about 7 weeks old and we found in a dumpster by a kind woman who brought them into the shelter. No more dumpster living for you sir! #TheEggies #🥚🥚🥚🥚 #fosterkittens #fosteringsaveslives #spayandneuter #BabyBenedict #tabbykitten


NEW FOSTERS (see previous post). The little one came out of hiding to come check me out 😭. Can you see him/her trembling? #fosterkittens #fosteringsaveslives #spayneuter #tabbykitten #TheEggies #🥚🥚🥚🥚



NEW FOSTERS! These four babies are about 7 weeks old and were dropped off at the shelter yesterday. They are terrified! Don’t worry babies, your lives just got a whole lot better! #newfosterkittens #fosteringsaveslives #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #TheEggies #🥚🥚🥚🥚


The babies are hanging out in the small guest bathroom while I deep clean the foster room. (Westley is absent because he’s around the corner using the litter box!) As you can see, they’re tiny and don’t require a lot of space. Anything is better than a cage at the shelter. LOS ANGELES - foster homes are STILL needed. Click on the link in my bio if you are able to take in a foster or two. Are you away from your home for long hours? No problem! They have kitties that are eating on their own. Worried about the cost associated with fostering? The rescue will provide you with your basic supplies! #fosteringsaveslives #fosterkittens #spayandneuter



Forrest & Jenny go together like... #fosterkittens #forrestandjenny #cinemakitties #adoptdontshop


ADOPTED! Sweet little Tabitha in the arms of her loving mama! She’s headed home to Phoenix, Arizona where she will have a feline sister! Follow her in her new home ➡️ @sukibomb ❤️ #adoptdontshop #3tkitties #adopted #spayandneuter



The babies are starting to enjoy playtime and it couldn’t be cuter to watch. (UPDATE on the last post: Still no fosters in LA) #fosteringsaveslives #fosterkittens #cinemakitties #spayandnueter #adoptdontshop #FOSTERSNEED


Our little Jenny is starting to love her wet food. As you can see by her messy face! ➡️➡️➡️ Have you seen my urgent plea for fosters in LOS ANGELES? I cannot stress enough just how urgent it is. I made two posts begging for fosters in LA and only found one foster. Let me give you an example of how pressing this is... @straycatalliance agreed to take two kittens in Saturday after I asked them. Problem is there is no space available. Not ONE open kennel. If we don’t get a foster by Saturday, we will be forced to put these two kittens back out on the street. You can visit their facility in person and see kittens crying in cages begging for attention. @straycatalliance will provide you with the supplies you need, you just provide a spare room or bathroom. I made it SUPER easy for you to help. Click on the link in my bio to fill out a foster application. #FOSTERSNEED #LosAngeles #losangelescat #catlover #helpneeded #fosteringsaveslives #lacats #kitten #rescuecat #lalife #losangelesstyle #animallove #catsofinstagram #catsagram #spayandneuter #cityofangels #lalife #ilovela


My friend gave me this toy because her cat wasn’t using it anymore. It’s getting great use over here with @can_do_stella and Tabitha! Tabitha’s adoption day is Saturday and I’m so glad she’ll have a big sister to play with. (Watch for Tabitha playing peek-a-boo with me) #cattoy #3tkitties #fosterkitten #catscratcher



DIARRHEA ISSUES. Not a fun topic to talk about, but a common topic amongst those who foster/rescue. Over the past few weeks I have received quite a few questions regarding how I was able to help former foster Duncan with his poo issues. I’m writing this post for you. Most kittens come to me off the streets and the change in diet along with stress of a new environment will usually cause them to have loose stool/diarrhea. Typically a dewormer and a consistent, quality diet along with filtered water will clear up those issues. Most fosters also receive a probiotic sprinkled on their food to aid in digestion. If that doesn’t seem to work, a prescription medication called Albon is my go-to. Some vets will argue that this medication is only to treat coccidia, but I have fostered hundreds of kittens over the years and found this successful in treating any kind of intestinal bacterial. It is a mild medication that will coat the stomach. Duncan had a severe case of diarrhea that was killing him. His poo was brown water. He was on death’s door. Diarrhea can cause severe dehydration be deadly to a kitten, so he received sub-q fluids to endure he stayed hydrated. At times where his appetite decreased, I supplemented him with Nutrical gel 2x a day. As you scroll through the photos you will see that he received a basic fecal test and when he was not improving, he received an extensive fecal panel. He was also blood-tested for disease. When all tests came back negative, I tried homeopathic remedies and ultimately began an elimination diet. In his case, once poultry AND seafood were eliminated from his diet, his stool began to firm, he began having energy and he started to put on weight. Time and prompt medical attention is essential, especially with kittens this small. (ALSO, it is important that the kitten and the kitten’s bedding be cleaned daily.) #kittencare #fosteringsaveslives #fosterkittentips #DunkyDooDoo #DuncanTheKitty


“Westley here! Boy do I love sleeping on my cozy blankie as opposed to a cold kennel at the shelter or even worse...outside! Did you see the urgent plea for fosters in the last post? These rescues are so very full. Please open your heart and home. TAG a friend in the SoCal area who you know has a spare bathroom 😉 If you are in the San Diego area, reach out to @loveyourferalfelines. If you are in the LA area, my foster mom made it SUPER easy! Click on the link in our bio to complete an application ⬆️. Go get yourself a foster to snuggle!” #fosteringsaveslives #fosterkitten #fosterneeded @straycatalliance



Princess Buttercup 👑 has an URGENT plea for her friends in Southern California. Both @straycatalliance (Los Angeles) and @loveyourferalfelines (Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, Oceanside) desperately need fosters. And we mean DESPERATE! If you have ever contemplated fostering, now is your chance. These are tiny kittens, they don’t up take much space. A spare bathroom or bedroom or pop up playpen is all they need. Both organizations pull kittens off of death row. Can you imagine that task? Walking into a municipal shelter, looking these kittens in the eye and telling them they can’t be saved because no foster opened their home. Work full-time? No problem! They have fosters that are eating on their own. Worried about the cost associated with fostering? The rescue organizations will provide you with all your basic supplies. #DoItForButtercup #fosteringsaveslives #LosAngeles #escondido #sanmarcoscalifornia #oceansideca #fosterkitten #spayandneuter #lacats #kitten #catsofinstagram


The babies just had their baba 🍼 and played, now they’re relaxing on their warm rice socks and about to 😴 (Forrest stays separate at nap time so he doesn’t nurse his siblings - it’s helping him break the habit) #ricesockchallenge #cinemakitties #fosterkitties


Forrest is the first one to pee pee in the box! 🎉 (Litter: Feline Pine with @drelseys Litter Attractant mixed in) #YAYforrest #litterbox #fosterkitten #felinepine #cinemakitties


Shadoobie usually can’t stand the fosters but she loves her some Frank. #ShadoobieAndFrank #rescuepets #catsanddogs #bostonterrier #bostonterriersofinstagram #bostonterrierlove


Little Jenny has an important message to share: Did you know that approximately 3,300 cats/kittens are euthanized in shelters every DAY because of overpopulation? Please do not let your cat reproduce and add to the problem. Kittens as young as 4 months old can get pregnant. Spay and neuter and be a part of the solution. #spayandneuter #putbreedersoutofbusiness #adoptdontshop #fosterkitten #cinemakitties #cutekitten #adopt #rescuecat #instagood #babycat #tinykitten #catsofinstagram


Tabitha was pretty sad when her siblings got adopted. She was stressed and hissing at all the resident pets. She’s calmed down in the past few days. Pretty soon she’ll be heading to her forever home with a feline sister! #3tkitties #fosterkitten #spayneuter #adoptdontshop


The babies still love their warm rice socks. What a simple way to give motherless newborns comfort and warmth. With the cold temperatures here, shelters and rescues would benefit from having these on hand. Have you made some for your local shelter? Add the hashtag #ricesockchallenge so we can all see. #fosterkittens #fosteringsaveslives #cinemakitties


Part 2 of 2 - INTRODUCTION TO WET FOOD DAY! At 3.5 - 4 weeks old a kitten’s teeth have popped through and although they are still drinking a bottle because they cannot lap water from a bowl, I introduce wet food. Princess Buttercup 👑 was the only one who refused to try the food. Her servant is heating up more bottle for her now. #cinemakitties #putbreedersoutofbusiness #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives #fosterkitten #spayandneuter @cats_of_instagram #catsofinstagram #princess #kitten #theprincessbride #cutekitten #instagood


Part 1 of 2 - INTRODUCTION TO WET FOOD DAY! Let the messes begin! (Oh @maytag - want to send me a new washer? 😬) At 3.5 - 4 weeks old a kitten’s teeth have popped through and although they are still drinking a bottle because they cannot lap water from a bowl, I introduce wet food. Jenny was the first to try out wet food. Usually to get kitten to like try the food and eat from a plate, I wipe a tiny bit of food on the roof of their mouth. (The kittens are eating @nutropetfood - kitten grain free soft loaf) #fosterkittens #cinemakitties #fosteringsaveslives #kittens #spayandnueter


Baby Forrest just ate an entire bottle by himself! He’s going to be a BIG boy. #ForrestTheTANK #CinemaKitties #tuxedokitten #fosterkitten #fosteringsaveslives


I posted this in my Instagram stories, but it is too good not to post on my main page. You haven’t lived until you’ve heard a cat fart. Turn the volume up! 😂😂😂💨 #TabithaTheTooter #CatFart #airbiscuit #cutthecheese #laundryday