Fig and Apricot are going to be spayed today. Lychee took longer to gain weight so she'll go in a couple of weeks. The girls will come back for a few days then go to a partner store for adoption.
Mom put a poll up on Instagram & Facebook (make sure to follow us) asking for help naming the new little kittens. They are now 5ish weeks old. They are eating on their own but they are very messy and only interested in canned food so far so it gets everywhere.
Normally we would try to leave kittens with their mom. But this entire colony, though they have a caregiver, is in rough shape. Their mom and her sister are both trap savvy and hard to catch. But their mom was looking very thin so a decision was made to pull the kittens and the rescue did manage to trap her so she is now spayed. Her sister is next on the list and then there will only be a couple boys left as far as we know.
Since we know they are related to the Italian dessert kittens, we decided to go with Italian cities. (Yes they need another bath - but they are also little and messy so that stay clean for about 90 seconds).
They are currently in the play pen but will hopefully get an upgrade when the girls go to the store.