Tiny Ginger Kitten from Feral Life to Forever Loving Home


Meet Oliver, a little ginger rescue and his journey from being in the dangerous outdoors to a forever loving home.

Written by Oliver’s human via reddit:

The place my folks works at has a feral female cat who sleeps in one of the warehouses. She’s basically known for getting knocked up by the neighborhood cats and have multiple litters of kittens. She’s a very hostile and mean cat though (the kittens weren’t safe)… This continued to happen and began to become a real concern. The company my parents work for decided it’d be best to fix the cat so this won’t keep happening, but there was still a couple kittens remaining from her last litter. So, we rescued and kept the smallest one and found the other kittens good homes. We didn’t like the idea of taking him away from his mother at such a young age but considering the situation, it was necessary for his safety. He was about 6 days old when we took him home.

His eyes were just starting to open. We then made him our #1 priority for the next few weeks. We researched and did everything we could in hopes he’d survive. We did the whole deal – bottle fed with formula around the clock, made a fancy temperature controlled bed, cleaning up constant poo/pee, and tons of affection. He continued to gain weight and show signs of growth. He would even lay on my chest, purr, and try to suck on my lip and nose for the comfort of nursing. I named him Oliver from the disney movie, Oliver and Company. He is now over a year old, super lovable, and very happy. Rescuing and having Oliver as a pet has enriched my life significantly. He’s my little buddy.

Oliver the rescue

cute rescue ginger kitten oliver

cute rescue ginger kitten oliver

cute rescue ginger kitten oliver

A year later, Oliver running the house

cute rescue ginger cat oliver

Oliver’s mom says: Oliver’s known for being needy. He is, and has always been, very attached to me. Every time he sees me stand up to walk to the restroom, he will get up and race me there because he doesn’t want to be apart from each other.

cute rescue ginger cat oliver

Photos and story via reddit.

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17 Responses to “Tiny Ginger Kitten from Feral Life to Forever Loving Home”

  1. Patricia Brown says:

    Its good to see how love and good care can save a life and keep it strong.

  2. Noelegy says:

    You save their lives, and they more than pay you back by loving you forever. What a sweet story.

    • Debra Olsen says:

      :-) :-( Yes, it’s a happy ending for Oliver, but I can’t help thinking of poor, feral “Mama”, out there all alone, fending for herself.

  3. Susan says:

    He’s absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you for taking him in and looking after him.

  4. beckyl says:

    cute story. my rescue is very needy of me as well

    • Debra Olsen says:

      :-) My recent rescued stray (about a month ago) follows me upstairs & downstairs & never leaves my side. LOVE IT!!! Meow

  5. Renee says:

    What an adorable boy!!

  6. Melissa says:

    I hope they managed to catch and spay Mama.

  7. Debra Olsen says:

    Wonderful, caring people…poor mama-what a lonley life…hope she could be rehabilitated. Oliver looks like a sweetie (of course). On behalf of cats everywhere, I thank you for your dedicated efforts! :-)

  8. Debra Olsen says:

    :-) Revisiting here…hoping things are still going well for everyone & Oliver the handsome rescued ginger.

  9. Bobbie says:

    I think animal savers like you are the best people on this earth! Saving a kitty life is so very rewarding. If only all the “other people” knew what they were missing! Thank you for loving and saving them!

  10. So sweet..I have one of my own named Thor. He is such a love.

  11. So sweet, I have one of my own named Thor!

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