Ginger Kitty Spotted in the Woods, They Couldn’t Leave Her

This tiny ginger was found in an old tree log, shaking like a leaf. “I was exploring the woods behind my apartment, and looked over and spotted this little girl…. My first thought was to save it. My second thought was to take a pic and message my husband to prepare for kitty by the time I got back,” said ynez via reddit.

They took her to the vet today and found out the ginger is in fact a girl. “Also no worms, no parasites, no eye chlamydia or anything horrible. She’s about 4 weeks and is getting shots in 2.5 weeks. Now I need a name,” ynez added.

cute rescue ginger kitten finds comfort
Where she was spotted…

cute ginger kitten found in a tree log
A long night of feeding and caring

cute rescue ginger kitten gets bottle fed
“Thank you for saving me!”

cute ginger rescue kitten thankful holding finger hand

She’s found her forever loving home.

Photos by ynez.

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77 Responses to “Ginger Kitty Spotted in the Woods, They Couldn’t Leave Her”

  1. Holly says:

    love the ginget kitty that found a great home..xoxoxoxoxoxox

    • barbi says:

      love the story of the ginger kitty…i have 2 and both found me…God smiles down on those of us who watch over his little creatures…great story…

    • Sue says:

      I have a ginger cat also, she was left by someone in my apartment building and adopted me. She is SO spoiled!!But I love her so much.

  2. Nicholas says:

    Awwww that so cuteee!!! nice story!

  3. Dorothy says:

    Bless you! You were meant to find her!

  4. Maysoun says:


  5. Sue Bee says:

    What a heart-warming story. I’m so glad you were in the right place at the right time. You are going to have a wonderful experience with your bottle-fed ginger kitty!

  6. Dawn says:

    I am so glad you found her before something bad happened to her. So sweet!

  7. Lisa says:

    Thank you for being willing to take her in. She’s a cutie!

  8. Terri says:

    What a wonderful story, I am so glad you shared it! When you name her, think of something strong and beautiful, like she is. Willow, bends but does not break, but girly and sweet. When the time is right you both will decide.

  9. vix says:

    Kitties belong in a home, not in the woods!

  10. Kathy G says:

    She’s so adorable! I agree with Terri. The name Willow is pretty. Congrats on your new baby kitty!

  11. pumbie says:

    I suggest “Treetey” as a name:).The last picture is really cute.

  12. Carol says:

    I say that you name her GINGER! She was sort of shipwrecked and lost, like Ginger Grant on Gilligan’s Island…

    • linda says:

      iagree. (coincidently, I was just on facebook with a friend of mine who is married to the skippers son…) Ginger. great name

  13. Stephanie says:

    Quinn is a nice name.

  14. Linden says:

    What about Lucky? Lucky she found a forever home minus any health problems. Or Sweetie Pie?

  15. sandie ;) says:

    What did you end up naming her??? Timing is everything & she was meant to be YOURS!!!!

  16. kacee says:

    What a cutie! So glad you found her; it was meant to be. I think you should name her Pooh Bear or Piglet since you found her in the woods :) But “Lucky” would be appropriate too :)

  17. Kay Craig says:

    In the woods behind my house when I was a child we had ferns on the ground maybe you would like the name Fern? :)

  18. Nani says:

    This story makes me smile :)

  19. Shelly Lyon says:

    So glad you found each other. You will be rewarded in love for the rest of her life!

  20. Courtney says:

    What a precious girl! I’m so glad you saved her : )

  21. Norm says:

    What a pretty girl!

  22. venus_k says:

    I’m so glad you found her! I know she’ll thrive in her new home! :)

  23. Denise says:

    sweet kitty, she’s very lucky you found her

  24. Lisa says:

    What a cutie! Thank god you found her and she is healthy to boot. Talk about meant to be. Enjoy her! She knows you saved her.

  25. Denise says:

    I got my little calico when someone found her walking along a highway and she was 4 weeks old. I took her to the vet for kitty day care every morning on my way home from work. Until she was about 8 weeks old. At the vet they asked me her name and I said I had not named her yet and the assistant put on the little cage “Noname” I said what does that mean and she said Noname. Well 15 years later I still love and have my Noname…

  26. Terie says:

    You’ve probably already named her but she touched my heart so I looked on line and came up with
    AYLA (אֵלָה): Variant spelling of Hebrew Eila, meaning “oak tree, terebinth tree.” Compare with another form of Ayla.

    What ever you name her she’s a lucky girl.

  27. ursulina says:

    Ynez, THANK YOU to you & your hubby for saving a tiny life. :)

    as for a name, how about “bonita” Spanish for pretty

  28. Franklin says:

    Thank you so much for taking care of this little angel!

  29. Debra Olsen says:

    Oh my gosh, it’s a miracle you even saw her out in that tree stump. That picture just breaks my heart. Mays I suggest you call her ANGEL? (Since that’s exactly what she is). Soooooo glad you are keeping her & giving her a good home. After her horrible ordeal all alone & wasting away in the forrest she deserves nothing less!

  30. scooterdoodle says:

    How sweet! Reminds me of the day I found my little baby. ^_^

  31. Marsha says:

    I’m sure that little girl is thanking you & happy that you found her! I too have a little girl that I rescued about a year ago, she was starving, scared, and pregnant. I took her in, she had her babies, almost died from an infection, but she is healthy and loving now – I had to take 4 of her 5 babies to my local NO KILL shelter – I already had 5 others to take care of, but I am sure that they will or have found good homes, but Miss Sweetie Pie will always be with me & safe

  32. Violet says:

    Aww… What a touching story. I am so glad that you rescued her. She is so adorable.

  33. bani says:

    thank you for saving her! i cried looking at her in the picture.. :'(( Thank God now that she have a good with lots of love.Was it her alone? or maybe she got other siblings scattered around that area

    p/s : please update about her.would love to know how is she doing :) thank you.. kisses and cuddle to your little girl

  34. katie k says:

    That is a great rescue story, glad that you found each other, she is adorable!!

  35. God bless u and your cute ginger….u have a good heart for saving her..

  36. Cindi G says:

    My husband thinks the perfect name for her is Buttercup! =o) Such a sweet kitty who found the right people for her. (although how could anyone pass up that pitiful friend in the log)

  37. Janet brown says:

    Gingersnap! Should bee name!

  38. Dawn says:

    Wow! Everybody wins!!! I love orange kitties. Wonderful story. I miss my little orange manx named SugarPaws…

  39. Mel says:

    God bless you for taking her in… so many people would have just left her there…

  40. Julie says:

    This is a very sweet story and she is a very lucky kitten. I can’t help but worry about Mama Kitty, though, since they frequently leave their babies in a secluded place and hunt for food. I know it’s warped, but I hope she’s no longer around, because I can’t bear the thought of her returning and not finding her baby. I’ve seen that happen and it’s absolutely heartbreaking.

  41. RedCat430 says:

    I loved the story! It’s an adorable kitty!

  42. louise says:

    i hope there are more like you out there. bless you

  43. christellar says:

    Bless you for RESCUING! Such a remarkable story <3

  44. jule1 says:

    Wow, she looks so fearful in the first shot, and so very happy in the last! Thanks for caring enough to rescue her. What a lucky little baby she is.

  45. C says:

    That’s a great story!

  46. Evz says:

    shes soooo happy!! now she can be a kitten!! i dont imagine life was too good hiding in a tree. probably scared to death. make sure shes spoiled now with lots of cat toys!

  47. Sherry says:

    God bless you for taking her in and giving her a well deserved loving home.
    You were led to her. I am always amazed when such tiny ones are able to
    survive out like that. She will never again be hungry or scared.

  48. Rooney says:

    Bless you for rescuing this little darling!!!! She is beautiful!!!!

  49. Susan Blackman says:

    This is a wonderful story. Thank you for adopting this little sweetheart. May you have many long years together.

  50. Rebecca says:

    I’m always so glad yo see kind people who help poor little darlings like that one!

  51. Janet says:


  52. Mary says:

    aw thanks for doing such a great thing. You should check once in a while, cause the mama may be around. Poor little thing

  53. Kitty says:

    amazing story

  54. tylerfs says:

    that cat is very lucky and the owner

  55. Delcie says:

    A few years ago, a young man who had done some work for us appeared with a tiny ginger kitty that he had found in a ditch cupped in his hands. Would I keep it as he was traveling for his work? Kitty was so tiny he shook when he stood and nearly drown himself trying to drink from a saucer, so off to the vet we went. He weighed 8 1/2 ounces. We bought kitten formula and an eye dropper and kitty was fed. He cried when alone, so I carried him in my tee shirt against my tummy for a couple of weeks. Grandchildren came to ND from CA. they named him Simba and he was flown to a new home in CA.
    A year later I visited them in CA, and when I walked in to the bedroom, Simba stood up, stared, and came right to me. He “Remembered Mamma!” He now weighs 17 pounds and scares neighborhood dogs.

  56. Blue Wolf says:

    What a sweet baby! Even when we’re not looking, we see things if we just open our hearts to let the love in :-)

  57. Mary P. says:

    Oh, bless you for spotting this little mite and rescuing her! Wonder how she got there all by herself? Anyway, if you’re still searching for a name, I’ve always liked Ruby for a little red-haired girl…

  58. Ingrid says:

    You were so lucky to find her. WHat a sweet story!

  59. DonnaB says:

    What a heartwarming story. What a cute little ginger girl. She was meant to be with you both!

  60. Claudia says:

    Oh! Very happy she find a home for all live!!!! I have 2 names: Honey or Spice… xo

  61. Cindy says:

    poor baby girl but at least some1 found her & took her home, i know i would’ve!! good ending 2 what could’ve been a sad story!!

  62. Linda says:

    Your GingerGirl is so sweet. Thank You for finding and saving her and giving her a loving forever home. Blessings to all of you.

  63. Mickie B. says:

    A name that fits would be “AYUMI” means ‘forest spirit’..she is youe little forest spirit..good luck & thank You..God Bless…

  64. Bettina says:

    Name her Lovely, cause she’s a lovely little bean!

  65. Cavaglione says:

    What a wondeful story!

  66. Mana LeBouef says:


  67. Starr says:

    What a God send you were to that little girl. That picture of her in the log just hurts my heart. Thank you.

  68. Iffat says:

    Thank you for saving this precious litte girl.

  69. indee says:

    i’m sobbing like a baby. omg how did you EVER see her? What an amazing rescue. She would have died quickly being so young with no food or liquids. I am speechless. god bless your precious heart.

    Here’s my story

  70. Debb says:

    I think you should consider calling her “Zen”. It is the partial backwards spelling of the name Ynez…except without the Y…..Or you could also use “Zeny”. Just my thought…..
    What ever name she grows with, it will be a fantastic one to match her life…..Such a sweet story…Thanks for sharing and letting us see her. Please let us know what you name her….

  71. Monica says:

    OMG, her little sad face inside that tree just nearly broke ny heart, but knowing you saved her, kept it from breaking!!!!

  72. curator says:

    Oh my gosh – I couldn’t leave her either – What a sad little face! Thank you for finding her!

  73. Anna says:

    It’s probably too late, but I would name her Freckles because of the colorations under her eyes and across her nose.

  74. Sue says:

    You should name her Weasley, because we all know that Weasleys are gingers!

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