Turtle the Attic Kitty Survives Against All Odds


A tiny week old stray kitten was spotted in an attic in West Houston, Texas where he was the only survivor of his litter according to Thomas M. [edit: the stray cat mother and the rest of the litter didn't make it] it was incredible how he made it through the heat and lack of food, but the little guy was a fighter and hung in there until someone heard cries from the attic and had him rescued.

They took him to the vet and had him treated for an eye infection. The little guy was otherwise healthy and became stronger every day. They named him Turtle. “After healing an eye infection and nursing it until adoption age, Turtle was adopted [to a loving home] in Richmond Texas,” said Thomas M.

Turtle thankful to be saved

cute rescue tabby kitten cuddling

Cuddling with his human

cute rescue tabby kitten cuddling

Exploring his new home

cute rescue tabby kitten

Photos courtesy of ©Thomas Motyka.

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14 Responses to “Turtle the Attic Kitty Survives Against All Odds”

  1. Natasha says:

    aww, thats so heart warming. Im glad Turtle will be ok and that hes with a loving family. Im sorry to hear about his mother and siblings though :(

  2. Jazzpjd says:

    I have a tortoise shell girl who’s 11 years old now, named Turtle too. May his life be as long and loving as hers has been!

  3. C says:

    Turtle looks so sweet. I love his precious little name! I, too, wish his mom & siblings had made it. Sweet little creatures.

  4. nnua says:

    Survivor, Turtle will live as long as his namesake! So sorry about the rest of his family:(

  5. Maysoun says:

    so sweet

  6. katie k says:

    Glad that Turtle survived and is in a loving home, sorry to hear about his Mom and siblings. He is a cutie!!

  7. JR says:

    The love of God at work.

  8. Kitty says:

    wonderful story

  9. Shelly Lyon says:

    Thankful he was saved. May his mama and siblings rest in peace.

  10. Sue Bee says:

    I’m so glad Turtle has good lungs and he was heard meowing in that hot Houston attic! Sorry that his family didn’t survive, but may he live a long and happy life with his new family…Many thanks to the person who heard his cry and took the time to search him out and take him to the vet!

  11. jule1 says:

    That is the sweetest face. So glad he was rescued. What a survivor!

  12. Ingrid says:

    So cute, precious and fragile. I’m sorry his little family didn’t make it :( I wish he has a long, wonderful life!

  13. pumbie says:

    Cute Turtle:take it easy to recover yourself.Yes, you seem so sweet..

  14. Deb says:

    So sorry Turtle lost his mom and litter mates, but thankful that Turtle survived and that his cries for help were heard. So glad he has a furever home!

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