Man Saves Kitten From The Woods And Gives Him A Home


A man found a tiny black kitten walking around in the woods miles from anywhere or anyone with injured paws. “Naturally I took him home,” he wrote on reddit.

Meet Hank the Woodsman.

“He came running at me when he saw me and climbed up my shirt sleeve then wedged himself ion the crook of my elbow (like carrying a football). I figured then it was time to get him checked out and bring him home.”

“Hank was definitely alone, I waited for quite some time to see if anything or anyone else was around. I even scouted out a few spots where I knew a cat could find refuge, but I didn’t see or hear anything. Hank had burns on his paw pads and was limping and a few claws on each of his feet were broken off. He was emaciated and had some fleas so I took him back to my truck and drove to the vet. I got some food on the way there and had him checked out top to bottom.”

“At an estimated 8 weeks old, Hank weighed in at 2.1 lbs (that was after he scarfed down a 2.5 oz can of food), and was running a fever. He didn’t have a microchip and he tested negative for feline HIV so he was safe to bring home to meet our other two (rescued) cats & rabbits. We got his fleas washed off, and gave him kitten flea treatment so he won’t have a resurgence of fleas. The vet prescribed some antibiotics for his feet and we’ve been keeping an eye on his paw pads, which are starting to heal.”

Soon the kitty started to make progress and heal. “He’s starting to get the lay of the land at our house, walking around from room to room and climbing up on the couch to get a better view before pressing onward to the kitchen. He won’t go much further yet, but I’m sure as he gets older he’ll know every nook and cranny. He knows where the food is when it’s time to eat (he eats 3 cans a day) and he sleeps about 20 hours a day. My wife takes him to work with her and he sleeps on her desk until lunch and then naps in the afternoon until she brings him home. He is happy and healthy and our other cats and bunnies are starting to bring him into the fold.”

“…he eats about 3 cans of food a day, sleeps about 20 hours a day and he knows he’s safe.”

“Found this little guy walking around in the woods miles from anywhere or anyone. Naturally I took him home.”

cute rescue black kitten saved by man in the woods

All grown up now, Hank loves to ride in the car with his human.

cute rescue black kitten saved by man in the woods

Photo via reddit.

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27 Responses to “Man Saves Kitten From The Woods And Gives Him A Home”

  1. Winston says:

    That’s very sweet. Thnx

  2. Avril Russell says:

    Bless you

  3. Deb says:

    This is just about the luckiest little furbaby ever! Thoroughly enjoyed the story telling and the picture of kitty in the hood is adorable. I really do hope he slows down on his eating though – dats a whole lotta food!

  4. Chris Hall says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.
    He is so sweet …. and he SO needed someone to care for him.
    You are a good guy to care for him.
    You are both lucky!

  5. carole says:

    thank you taking in that poor soul. thank you or sharing your story.

  6. Dori says:

    You’re a good guy for rescuing this adorable kitty. I wish more were like you.

  7. Einar says:

    Good man.

  8. pumbie says:

    And what was the kitten doing in the middle of nowhere?; Lucky one in any case. And he is beyond beautiful!.

  9. rezgirl says:

    You are a kind and compassionate human being! Thank you for rescuing this little precious baby, he will always be grateful and love you unconditionally. How he got in the middle of nowhere is beyond me. Now he has a furrever loving home :-)

  10. Marsha says:

    Good for you! and thank you for saving that little baby!!!!

  11. lindal says:

    what a ‘feel good’ story and ending! God Bless Him and wife!

  12. katie k says:

    What a heart warming story, glad that you were at the right place to find that poor baby. God bless you and your wife for taking such good care of him!

  13. Mimi's Mom says:

    Thank you for saving Hank, you are an angel and Hank is a cutie!

  14. Koala says:

    Kitty knew when he found his hero – love how he scrambled up to be rescued! What a wonderful story!! <3

  15. Ingrid says:

    Lovely story but we definitely need more pictures!!! ;)

  16. Sue says:

    awe, what a sweet story :)

  17. AG says:

    love this

  18. Kate says:

    You are the perfect cat daddy. Thank you and bless you for your loving heart!

  19. Shannon says:

    You saved his little life.. what a wonderful person you are..

  20. Fernanda says:

    This kitty is lucky he found you

  21. Ursulina says:

    thank you to the kind man that saved this little ones life. :)

  22. carole says:

    right place right time. it was meant to be.

  23. Misha says:

    This man and his wife are truly beautiful people. The world needs more people like them! God bless them and this sweet baby.

  24. WOW! What a fortunate little baby. 3 cans of food a day? What an appetite but then it is good to see he has a healthy appetite. Good on you for being a decent human being and saving and protecting him. Trust me once he settles in completely he will spend the rest of his days repaying you for your love and kindness with lots of kitty love and boy will it be worth it I am envious (just kidding) good on you :-)

  25. carole says:

    Hank is very lucky he found you.

  26. Barbara says:

    What a lucky kitty. So adorable.

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