We rescue kittens from high kill shelters that would be put to sleep (PTS) for many reasons: sick, not eating on their own, or most of the time just too young and perfectly healthy. These shelters do not have the man power to feed them or care for the amount. If they are over the age of 8 weeks, they have 1 week to get them adopted otherwise PTS. If they get sick in that week, their life is instantly shortened.?If they are younger than 8 weeks, then the shelter cannot make any money on them so they are PTS usually within hours.