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[PRESS RELEASE] New Asheville Organization Works to Save the Lives of Newborn Kittens in Need

Updated: Oct 5, 2020

Two newborn kittens, Sadie and Selma, are thriving against the odds after their mom suffered a medical emergency during labor and was left unable to nurse them. Esther Neonatal Kitten Alliance, a new local organization, welcomed the sisters into their care when they were less than 24 hours old. 

ENKA was called the next day to take the kittens. “They had a good mom who was trying her best,” Bingham says. “Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to give them the care they needed while recovering from her surgery.”

Bingham and ENKA’s other co-founder, Alli Hicks, have fostered hundreds of neonatal bottle baby kittens over the years, including many as young as Sadie and Selma. “We know the hard work and dedication that goes into keeping orphaned newborn kittens alive and healthy,” says Bingham. “We founded Esther Neonatal Kitten Alliance as a w