Tiny Maintenance Shed Kitty


Written by Amelia Blakeman.

My roommate Whitney works at a state park and she recently had a surprise in one of the maintenance sheds. While putting away the tools for the day, she heard a small crying sound and began looking around the shed, to her surprise she found a tiny little kitten sucking on a slice of moldy pizza. With no other signs of kittens or cat activity she scooped up the kitten and took it to the ranger station. Unfortunately, the next morning the kitten was still there and no one had a plan for its care. Whitney brought the tiny kitten home with her: lethargic, barely old enough to wean, and totally covered in fleas.

Because the kitten was too young to administer a store bought flea treatment, we bathed him in a lukewarm bath and carefully removed the fleas one by one with tweezers. It took a long time and the kitten was a real trooper through the whole process. Afterwards we dried him off, carefully fed him a liquid food blend off our finger tips and tucked him into bed. After a few feedings the kitten seemed to be making a dramatic recovery – wide eyed, playful, and so very curious!

cute rescue kitten just had a bath wet kitty

All cleaned up after being found near a shed

cute rescue kitten all cleaned up flea free

Warm, cozy, and loved

We were falling in love with the little charmer but due to allergies and multiple dogs in our home already we were unable to keep the kitten. Luckily we were able to find some lovely new owners with previous kitten experience to adopt him. They seemed to bond right away and the little guy immediately snuggled up to his new family!

We were so smitten with our little visitor that it was hard to see him go, but in the end we know it was better for him and were happy to have been a part of making his life a little better.

cute rescue kitten climbs legs at new home

Little rescue kitty found his human and a new home

Photos courtesy of ©Amelia Blakeman (flickr: Hello Amelia).

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32 Responses to “Tiny Maintenance Shed Kitty”

  1. Liza says:

    So cute! Glad he found a forever home.

  2. Diane says:

    Such a sweet baby Siamese! So glad he found a loving home! <3 Siamese are so much fun–plalyful, snuggly and want to be with you all the time.

  3. Darla says:

    A wonderful story of people who care. Thanks for sharing! A beautiful kitty and very blessed with people like you!

  4. Mel says:

    What a sweet, sweet baby. So very glad he found a forever home too!!!

  5. Sandi says:

    Such a wonderful heart warming story. I have rescued 15-20 babies even some from the day they were born. God bless all who are able to rescue and care and all pet lovers who care.

  6. katie says:

    Such a cutie, glad for the forever home!! Good luck!!

  7. Zam says:

    Cute little fella. :) Glad that he founds a new home. Thank you Amelia for being such a wonderful person. :3

  8. Diane says:

    Adorable. What a great story!

  9. carole says:

    it takes a great amount of love and care to do what you did.thank u on behalf of the kitten.

  10. vix says:

    I love a happy rescue story!

  11. vix says:

    Also, I know the feeling of plucking fleas off a tiny kitten, one by one …

  12. Maysoun says:

    you did a great job

  13. Barbara says:

    How adorable and what gorgeous eyes. I love the last picture.

  14. Kirsten says:

    Made his life a little better? You SAVED his life! Thank you on behalf of all cat lovers. :)

  15. Pat says:

    Sweet…

  16. shoe says:

    :-) Thank you for rescuing this little bundle of love :-) (yes my eyes are watering…)

  17. Anne says:

    very nice happy ending

  18. Tammy says:

    I love the chicken legs.

  19. Susan says:

    What a wonderful story from the moment Whitney heard a little cry & acted on it. He is soooo gorgeous & now has a forever home. Love it!

  20. Sylvia says:

    Great story!

  21. Terry C - NJ says:

    I wish the worst on whoever just abandoned that beautiful little kitten.

    I wish the best of luck to the folks who adopted him….and bless those folks who found and cared for him.

  22. clare elliott says:

    thank you for caring for this little mite-it will be good for your heaven cv!

  23. Cathy says:

    It is nice to know that there are still caring people out in the world.

  24. Ellen says:

    I LOVE this story! A bit sad that the original rescuer could not keep this adorable baby but so wonderful that he ultimately did find a good home. What a sweetie! <3

  25. Faye says:

    Bless those people for taking in this helpless baby and saving its life. And bless the people who gave it a furrever home….the kitten is beautiful!!! Thanks for a happy ending story.

    There are good people in this world….we just don’t hear about them often enough!!!

    The New Orleans Kitties

  26. avril says:

    What a lovely story, it was lucky the little guy was found i wonder where his mum was!!

  27. Shauna says:

    such a great story!

  28. Iffat says:

    thank you for saving this little sweetie

  29. KimberlyD says:

    Awwwww! I had a little kitty that looked like him. Jezabell was a stray that hung around a friends gradma’s house (she fed all the strays) and I asked them to catch her and they did she was a blue point siamese and it took awhile for her to trust humans, I just left her alone and let her get to know us at her own speed. I had her for 18 years! She was so lovable and sweet! She died in 2002. I’m glad he found a forever home, to many don’t.
    =^..^=

  30. Rick says:

    Pray that this kitten will have a forever home.

  31. monica says:

    OMG!!!! SOOOO CUTE I cant stand it!

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