I'm so sorry to hear that they haven't been better. :( poor grey kitty. Have you called the sheriff's? I know when I lived in Kansas (husband's Army), when this woman I boarded at some stables with was starving (even turned off the water for an extended amount of time) the horses to the point 2 mares who were pretty far along in their pregnancies miscarried, I called the police station and filed an animal cruelty claim. If you can, call and ask if they'd need the remains for the investigation. She will probably be taken to court, fined, and not permitted to keep animals anymore. I would try to see if there is a cat sanctuary that is willing to help also. Good luck! I wish you and the other fur babies the best!
I think getting a pet fixed is part of proper animal care (with the exception of breeders, of course XD). Pregnancy and birth do put a pet's life in danger, or at least make life less comfortable for a bit, so I've always seen spaying and nuetering as preventative medical care. Shots prevent diseases while spay/nueters prevent pregnacy and birth complications.
Also in rabbits, spaying or nuetering a pet prevents ovarian and testicular cancers. I don't know if cats have to worry another that as much as bunny, but that is part of the reason why I lump up getting a pet fixed with getting a pet vaccinated. There are health benefits on top of population control.
It bugs me when people, who aren't professional breeders, don't get their pets fixed. DX
I'm sorry to hear about the deaths of the kittens. I adopted a black kitten, looks a lot like the one in the photo, two weeks ago. The person I got her from was going to take and dump all the kittens on the side of the road somewhere. I could only take one, coworker knew I had lost a cat a month ago. I had mentioned seeing a black cat in my head since losing Angel, so she brought me the black one. Her name is now Shadow and my husband is in love with her, my adult cat Princess not so much so. She needed kitten milk for 2 days and then took off on regular can food. When I took her to the vet, he checked the sore on her face. It was a fly larvae! It was twice the size of a piece of rice. Poor baby, no wonder she kept scratching the side of her head. She is now almost 7 weeks old, happy and healthy and very active, explores anything she can climb into. Last night she climbed into a cabinet while my husband was feeding his birds. She then took a long nap while we tore up the room looking for her. Little fart scared him to death. Anyway, sorry to hear about the losses and I hope the survivor finds a good loving home. You did the right thing by trying to save them, but you can only do so much.
The cat in the background, giving the if looks could kill look, is Garfield my mom's cat. He didn't like the visitor at all.
Awww. He is darling. I hope the other kittens found homes. That is so cruel to just abandon the kittens like that. While on vacation on an island once, I saw someone had just taken a litter of kittens and dump them in the grass out in the open on the side of a road. They were so tiny and their eyes weren't even all open yet. They were mewing for their mother and being swarmed by flies and I wanted so badly to take them home, but my dad wouldn't let me...