We have a wonderful woman in our town that cares for kittens and mother cats that are dumped and brought in to our local pound. Unfortunately, it is far too often that kittens come in with no mothers and have to be hand-fed which is a very tiring job for any one person. All four of the kittens posted are doing well as there is a surrogate mother (calico) who is willing to nurse from time to time with some coaxing. Shelly had the mother cat still at her home after all her kittens were adopted so she tried these little ones with the mom and she co-operated. Still, there are lots of feedings in between to keep them alive. It is a lot of work (every 4 hours) and I think Shelly is a real hero.