The driver of an agricultural transport truck traveling for Virginia had no notion he was transporting unique cargo when he got on the route.
When the vehicle arrived at its destination, it was discovered that one of the hay bales being delivered had five kittens.
The kittens were just days old, in fact, they still had their umbilical cords attached. Sadly, there was no way that they would be able to track down the mother as the truck had already traveled hundreds of miles.
The driver acted quickly and contacted the SPCA in Richmond, Virginia. They took charge of the kittens and began to search for a foster home. They were given a collective name of the “hay bale kittens.”
They reached out to Sara Sewell, who had previously fostered numerous newborn kittens and was able to take them in. She was well aware that caring for such small kittens was a 24-hour task.
Kittens this young require feeding every two hours, as well as acting like their mother by stroking their bellies to help their digestive system function correctly – and, of course, cleaning up the feces!