Men Bottle Fed New Born Rescues into Beautiful Cats

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David Dixon and Paul Ortega from California rescued four abandoned new born kittens from a trash bag near Palm Springs Elementary School back in March last year. Two of the kittens survived and recently they just turned one year old.

“They have a bond both to us and to each other that I’ve never seen before, and I’ve had cats since I was a kid. Quite simply, they are a gift, and they make us laugh every day,” said David.

“The day we found the kittens I was scheduled to go to an antique car show (one of my passions). I really struggled with making the decision not to go, but within about a half hour while Paul shopped for a heating pad and Pedialyte and kitten formula, I’d named them Scooter & Dixie after two dogs. After that I never regretted missing that car show.”

The next day, Scooter and Dixie were taken to the vet, but the doctor was not very reassuring. According to David, he said “These kittens can’t be more than two days old, and you and I are just not equipped to do everything for them. Sometimes they just don’t make it. I just want you to know what you’re up against.”

“When they were six months old and we took them in for our check up, he apologized for not being more encouraging,” David added.

Ever since their story was told over the internet, they received a lot of responses. “Total strangers have sent us the nicest emails and notes, as though we did something extraordinary. I would hope that anyone else would do the same thing under the same circumstances. Hard work reaps the greatest rewards, and I’m hopeful that Scooter and Dixie’s story can be used to raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pets so that there are no unwanted litters. I’m hopeful that one day soon no one will have to worry about finding a trash bag containing newborn animals.”

Photos courtesy of ©David Dixon.

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58 Responses to “Men Bottle Fed New Born Rescues into Beautiful Cats”

  1. Jenna says:

    What a great story, and what darling cats!

  2. Patricia Brown says:

    think about this the next time you think you are having a bad day..

  3. Kara Vieth says:

    Thank god for loving animal lovers.

  4. sag_exp says:

    How sweets those kitties are !!!

  5. Ingrid and the 4 fur says:

    what a great story.

  6. Jane Ennis says:

    Cute kitties – lovely story!

  7. Beverly says:

    A great story… so sorry about the two who didn't make it… :'(

    Scooter and Dixie have grown into beautiful kitties!!! And it's true… REAL MEN LOVE CATS!!!! :)

  8. Dorothy says:

    A story of two miracles–and two miracle workers!

  9. Ann Camp says:

    I'm amazed at the love these men displayed to take their time to keep these little fellows alive! It's wonderful! And the kitties have such a bond! Thank you!

  10. betteb410 says:

    good for you and the kitties. better than an antique car you can`t hold.

  11. gaby says:

    all of you have been blessed the time you meet each other..

  12. arabianmau says:

    AWWWW…sweet story :))

  13. Gloria says:

    Aww how cute is that, they are so beautiful…Thank you for looking after them. When you do good for animals it always comes back to you. This is a truly amazing story, may you be blessed. We need more people like you in this world…Thank you for sharing..

  14. Sandy Parker says:

    Thank you for saving these gorgeous cats! Good job!

  15. 24paws says:

    You guys rock! It is incredibly difficult to hand feed newborn kittens so you did a fabulous job. Good looking little ones too! Enjoy [you know you'll never give them up] :)

  16. Marilyn says:

    Great story and very sweet kitties.

  17. LeoMoon says:

    They are adorable cats and inseparable from each other.

  18. Bev says:

    Gave me the warm fuzzies reading this

    I hope the low life who tossed them in the garbage has a VERY BAD DAY.

  19. Marsha says:

    that is too sweet! Those babies are soooo adorable – good work guys! We need more people like you!!!

  20. Brianne says:

    They are so beautiful!! That is wonderful. I love happily ever after stories like these, and cats are my favorite.

  21. azmiy says:

    very adorable kittens. awesome job guys!

  22. Debbie says:

    Thanks for sharing about Scooter and Dixie. Bless you for being compassionate and taking care of them.

  23. D.Elam says:

    They are beautiful! Precious story & photos!

  24. Liza says:

    I wanted to say that I really liked the photos and story. I am glad that you "took" care of them. It looks like they found a furr-ever home!

    I like stories like this with a "happy ending".

    It gives me a "warm, fuzzy feeling".

  25. Cinda Lippman says:

    They say one person's trash is another person's treasure. God Bless these angels for saving angels.

  26. CM says:

    This brings happy tears to my eyes! If it wasn't for special people like you, I wouldn't have my little angel today. He and his siblings were also two days old when they were found in a locked dumpster. Today, he is a healthy, happy eight year old little guy and I am so grateful to everyone that was involved in rescuing them and making it possible for me to share my life with him. He means the world to me! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of these precious little ones. I know that they will bring as much joy and love into your lives just as mine does for me everyday!

  27. Ellie says:

    Sooooo tiny!

    And we LOVE cat guys!

  28. Dee says:

    Love all the pics!!! Thanks for saving those tiny kitties…GBU

  29. I love reading stories like these, esp. when men allow themselves to nurture cat and kittens. This makes me smile so much. Bless the babies and their fathers.

  30. Marilia says:

    Beautiful rescue!!!

  31. beckyl says:

    around the clock newborn kitten care is tough, but it looks like you've done a great job. they are super cute – in the bowl especially :-)

  32. OMG I think my head is going to 'splode from all that cute and sweet! Wonderful job, guyz!

  33. Mel says:

    How cute they are. What a great job you did in rescueing them. In Sept 05, I rescued a cat who had just had 6 kittens. They were only 1 day old and thanks to God they all survived. They made my life so full. I already had 5 cats at the time, so needless to say, my house was FULL. They are a joy every day, as I'm sure you understand that. Thanks for taking care of them. I really don't think just anyone else would have helped them.

  34. Megan says:

    how wonderful that these cats have such a loving home!!

    the black one reminds me of my kitty when she was just a baby!!

  35. Wayne Washburn says:

    Your kindness will be rewarded many times over. Very cute kitties!!!

  36. Fisher says:

    David and Paul are extraordinary even though they don't think so. Everyone does not treat animals so kindly. They are great examples of wonderful human behavior. Some day, we hope, people like these two will be considered quite ordinary. How wonderful that would be!!

  37. Starr says:

    What kind hearted people! God put you there for a reason and you saved two precious little souls. Darling pictures. I found myself saying "Ahhhhhhhhhh" with every picture I looked at. Thank you.

    How could anyone dump such precious little babies. Sad.

  38. Susan says:

    Beautiful story.

    Thank you David & Paul for all the hard work of taking care if these little babies…and weren't they that. Sooo small & fragile. Now look at them… they're gorgeous.

  39. melissa says:

    David & Paul, it's people like you who restore my faith in humanity :)

  40. Yve says:

    I have also done this for many a kitten. I love the pictures that you have chosen to post. :) The first one … Of Dixie … I called that heart cuddles when I did it. They seem to just love a heartbeat.

    Bless your hearts for not listening to the vet!!!! With lots of love and attention … you can sometimes pull them through. :)

  41. Sara says:

    Y'all did a wonderful thing raising Scooter & Dixie! They're so sweet. Love the pictures!

  42. Mary says:

    How rewarding to see such tiny, helpless babies grow into these beautiful young cats! David & Paul, you did a fabulous job of saving them! You're heroes in the kitty world!

  43. laura says:

    wonderful work to you both, our furry friends need people like yourselves all over the world to help our precious animals which we love so much

  44. The 2 of you are absolutely wonderful and Scooter and Dixie incredibly lucky.

    I hope that all 4 of you are very, very happy.

  45. curator says:

    This is such a GREAT story and even better photos! The phot with the yawn is wonderful! <3 <3

  46. Silvia Duran says:

    What a wonderful love story!

    Humans can really be great, when we allow tenderness to enter into our lifes… If we all were bussy taking care of "Some littleone in need…" there would be no time for wars!

    If people only knew the feelings of pleasure that come from helping little animals… They are The True Innocent!

    Thanks for loving them!

  47. Gareth says:

    Heartwarming story, fantastic :-)

  48. Milah says:

    Fantastic story, they're so much more than kittens, they're two little fighters.

  49. Carol Hanson says:

    Thanks for being such good Mom's. I wish everyone felt the same about rescuing animals. Please evryone, spay and neuter so we don't have any more "throwaway" animals!

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  52. Darla says:

    Thank you both for loving and caring for these kitties. I would also hope that anyone who would find them as you did would do the same thing. God bless you both for what you have done. You both have a great heart.

  53. Pictsie says:

    Thank you, guys! You did something wonderful for the world and for all humanity by rescuing these beautiful souls!

  54. carmela says:

    what a wonderful story, its sad that we have very evil people that would just put them out in trash, so happy you rescued them, god bless you, the little fellows must love you so much,!!!!♥ :)

  55. Esme says:

    What beautiful children and what a lovely story.

  56. Jackie says:

    I too hope that ANYONE finding abandoned (read that as "thrown away") babies would do their best to help them. Those beautiful furries are definitely treasures and precious beyond all measure!

  57. Peggy says:

    Beautiful story. Three cheers for Men Who Love Cats!
    Nice photos, especially of the tiny Scooter. He reminds me of my Squeaky-Boy when he was a baby kitty.

  58. tangbel says:

    3 cheers to David, Paul & Scooter and Dixie!!!!!!!

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