Taking care of a 6 day old kitten we found in our backyard. Parents were nowhere in sight, she was mewling and causing quite a bit of a racket. Mom thought she heard something mewling and crying this morning but wasn’t sure, it started up again sometime after I had gone to class so dad removed a picket in our fence and found her. :3
EDIT: The kitten has been picked up by animal control where she will be taken care of and put in with one of their available nursing mothers. She looked to be alright when I saw her. There wasn’t any crust or mucus around her eyes, so it’s likely she wasn’t suffering any infections. The worst of it is a fire ant bite on one of her back paws; she’s lucky my parents found her, otherwise those ants would have made a meal of the poor thing. Mom said she was trying to open her eyes earlier this morning before animal control came and got her. Haven’t found any other kittens. It’s likely this one got lost or stuck when the mother was moving her babies. When my parents found her, she was wrapped up in dry weeds and grass, so I don’t rightly know what happened.