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Yesterday I was at Wal-Mart when I passed by a car. I heard a strange noise coming from under the car. It was a baby kitten. It was meowing. I picked the kitten up as I was afraid it might get hit by a car. The kitten seems to be scared of everything and hisses a lot. I believe that the kitten has become attached to me because when I am not holding it, it will begin meowing until I pick it up and hold it again. I have given the kitten plenty of water and food. I have noticed that the kitten seems to nibble/bite at my finger. I am worried that the cat may have been lost, but I don't know how to find it's owner as he doesn't have a collar of anything. I don't know how old the kitten is, but it is small. It's eyes are open and it can walk fairly well. I was wondering what I can do to find it's owner and return him to them. Also, until then, how should I care for the kitten properly?

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Thank you so much for helping this kitten. The first thing to do is take it to a veterinarian.  They can tell you its age and what specific care it will need.  
Secondly, post "found ads" in the paper, local veterinarians, shelters, rescues and if possible, the local radio stations. I would guess that if you have not found the owner by now that there is not an owner (kitten of a stray cat) or the owner dumped it.  Good luck, I hope this sweet baby finds a wonderful forever home.

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Dana

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I have worked and volunteered at an animal shelter and a no-kill rescue for over nine years. I can answer questions concerning 1.medicating 2.spay/neuter musts 3.how to network with other shelters and rescues, how to coordinate and organize rescue transports (sending animals from euthanizing shelters to no-kills). 4.setting up a prison dog program. 5.what is involved in"home checks" for other rescues. 6.In the past few months, I have been more actively involved in our cat house. It is a modular where the cats are free roaming. I can answer questions on how to set this up and clean. I can also answer questions on isolation and intake procedures. I can answer questions concerning ringworm in cats and treatment options. 7.I am also the volunteer coordinator and can discuss coordinating volunteer events. 8.I have implemented several programs such as "2010 - The Year of the Lucky Black Cat" and "Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays".

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I have worked and volunteered for over nine years in an animal shelter and then a no-kill rescue. I have coordinated hundreds of transports that have sent over 4700 animals from kill shelters to safety in no-kill rescues. I have written an article about this topic that is on Best Friends' (in Utah)virtual library. I also helped implement a prison dog program at the local prison in which shelter dogs lived with inmates. The inmates trained the dogs which made them more desirable for adoption.

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Yorktown Nazerene Church

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I have an article that is on Best Friends' virtual library.

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I have bs in marketing retail from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. I have been certified in animal cpr, prison protocal, self defense and animal temperament testing. I have participated in webinars on ringworm and cats as individuals. I have attended seminars on feral cats and "More and Better Adoptions"

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