The friend of a friend found a starving (literally almost to death) kitten the other day, but her family is allergic so she couldn't keep it. My friend (whose family is also allergic) brought it up the four-hour drive on her way home, and I took in a kitten so emaciated that even with the bizarre, shoddy trim job to her fur, you can see and count her vertebrae. We've been giving her water and wet food, and more recently, 2% milk (it was what we had in the house) and a more kitten-friendly milk I bought at the store. She's perfectly litter trained, extremely friendly to people (less so to the other cats and dogs already living here -- she growls at them), and seemed to already associate the bathroom sink with water even before I had turned the faucet on. She's a longhair calico, probably with some Siamese in there too, but the fur along her ribs and spine looks like it was trimmed with scissors, which I'm hoping was just because it's been really hot out and someone didn't want her to die in the heat. Also, one of her canines is broken about halfway down, and looks like it was since filed (it's a straight, clean, even break). She won't/can't eat dry food, and I've been careful not to let her overeat and gorge herself. She's been having diarrhea lately, which I'm hoping is just because of the milk we were previously giving her (I didn't realize it would be hard on her stomach or I'd've given her something else). We're guessing her age around 4 or 5 months. She's so emaciated that I can feel the horizontal parts of her vertebrae as well as the horizontal. Also, she won't/doesn't know how to groom herself. I don't think she has fleas or ticks, but worms aren't impossible (she was found on their porch, so she could've picked something up from the street). Also, the cat I grew up with loved water, but she seems terrified of even being on the bathroom counter. Is there some way I can teach her that water's not going to kill her? I looked it up online but couldn't seem to find anything that I hadn't already thought of. I get paid on the 15th and we're taking her to a vet then, but until then -- does anybody know what kinds of food I can give her to bring her weight up? My roommate went out and got 20 cans of Disney brand wet food, of all things, because it was 10/$4 and labeled for cats and kittens. I don't want to neglect something that I hadn't thought of because I've never nursed emaciated kittens before, just horses. Is there anything I'm missing? Oh, and I named her November.