Kittens found frozen at 5 days old are ready for adoption

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Two kittens found frozen outside when they were just five days old were rescued and are now ready for adoption. The boy lost his front paws to frostbite and his sister lost some toes and part of her tail, but they can lead good and normal lives with the right adopter(s).

Kai and his sister Gerda were brought to the Denver Dumb Friends League‘s Buddy Center in Castle Rock, Colorado on Sept. 29 in the early morning by a caring citizen, who had found a litter of five helpless, orphaned kittens in some bushes. They were suffering from hypothermia. Sadly, three of the kittens did not survive. But, with the help of the DDFL medical team, Kai and Gerda miraculously did. Both kittens spent two months in a foster home being bottle fed and nursed back to health. The organization says it is blessed to have foster parents who are able to take care of their area’s most vulnerable pets.

The newborn kittens suffered frostbite that took both of Kai’s front paws, and part of Gerda’s tail, ear and several toes. After recovering in a foster home for two months, both kittens are doing great and will be ready for adoption this week.

DDFL says they received worldwide interest in little Elsa, who was also found outside, frozen from the cold, and the organization hopes that people who wanted Elsa might also want to give a good home to Kai and his sister Gerda. The brother and sister do not have to be adopted together, but the shelter would be happy to keep them together should an adopter want then both.

Kai does fine, but he will require an adopter who is sensitive to his condition and his needs. Carpeted floors are suggested, as being gentler on his little stumps.  Kai’s adopter may want to look into prosthetics such as those offered by Orthopets, when he is older.

“They are the neatest little special needs kittens,” said DDFL’s Megan Rees. “We had so much interest from around the world for our frozen kitty—Elsa—last month, we hope some who wanted her, will also be interested in these two kittens, Gerda and Kia. The pair were only five days old when found shivering in some bushes, cold and almost frozen.”

DDFL says their more famous frozen kitty, Elsa, is doing well in foster care and will be ready for adoption soon.

Kai and Gerda will be available for adoption this week at the organization’s Quebec St. shelter in Denver.

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Gerda investigates a keyboard

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