Three Little Wobblers – Groot, Gamora, and Nova


These three tiny kittens may be a little clumsy and wobbly, but they are so happy and can’t wait for their forever homes.

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“As soon as we brought them home, we knew there was something special about Groot, Gamora, and Nova. From their stubby little tails to their “drunken sailor” walks, they were quick to steal our hearts,” said Jennifer MacMillan of Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA).

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“The kittens and their momma were left at a local pet store. A kind man named Bob brought the family home to care for, but then when the kittens were about 5 weeks old their momma cat became ill and stopped nursing the babies. Since VOKRA has so many excellent bottle feeders, the kittens came to us to be bottle fed! They quickly put on weight, developing the cutest little tummies. Once they were feeling better, they started exploring their new digs and haven’t looked back since,” she added.

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“There are several conditions that can cause kittens to have the “wobblies”. Cerebellar hypoplasia occurs when the momma cat is ill during pregnancy and the development of the kitten’s cerebellum is affected leading to balance and coordination issues. Spina bifida (associated with manx kitties) affects the development of the spine and spinal cord, often causing hind end weakness. They are non-degenerative conditions, so their condition won’t deteriorate, and most cats get stronger and learn to compensate for their weaknesses as they get older.”

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These kitties are such spunky little ones with a love for life. “Despite their mobility issues they get where they want to go – they were even some of my quickest fosters when it came to learning how to use the litter box! The next step was getting them to eat on their own.”

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They invented a method to help the kitties eat. “At first they were very skeptical about eating off of a plate and insisted on being hand fed. One morning I was sitting with the kittens feeding them one at a time – and if you’ve ever heard a hungry kitten you’ll know they aren’t too patient about waiting their turn – and I knew that I had to come up with a way for them to eat all at once. I saw the empty cat food boxes sitting on the floor and decided to put them to good use as ‘dining tables’.”

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The kitten can eat a lot easier with help from his own ‘dining table.’ [VIDEO]

They may be a bit clumsy and wobbly, but they love to play and are full of life. [VIDEO]

Follow these kittens at VOKRA on Facebook. Photos by Jordan Matthew Yerman and VOKRA.

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US veteran with disability came to shelter and found a special cat


A tiny calico kitten who was rescued with an injured leg was adopted by a US army veteran who became disabled in combat.

Sophia (formerly Sprinkles) came to San Diego Humane Society with a severely injured leg. “We believe her umbilical cord wrapped around her rear leg and cut off her circulation,” the shelter said.

Karolyn Smith, a US army veteran who was injured in combat, was looking to adopt a cat. When she came to the shelter, she saw Sophia, it was love at first sight.

“I came to the shelter to save a cat, but she really saved me,” said Karolyn.

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Sophia the kitten who was rescued with an injured leg was adopted by a US army veteran Karolyn who became disabled in combat.

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Sprinkles moves around just fine in spite of her cast.

Sprinkles The calico Cat with disability  adopted by disabled soldier

She made a friend Leo (formerly Leprechaun). They became inseparable.

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Karolyn met the two kittens. It was love at first sight. She ended up taking both home.

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 Sophia the special kitty loves her new mom.

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“I came to the shelter to save a cat, but she really saved me,” said Karolyn.

Sprinkles The calico Cat with disability  adopted by disabled soldier

Photos from Karolyn Smith. Follow Sophia and Leo on Facebook and twitter.

Kitten Found In Parking Lot Becomes Most Loving Cat


“I was working at a vegetarian restaurant downtown. A customer came in and told us there were some baby kittens in the parking lot (really, it was just a dirt lot next to the restaurant),” said Adriana via reddit. “Our manage went and put them in a box behind the restaurant. It used to be a house, so they were in a fenced in, grassy area.

No one could take this last little guy, so I did despite knowing that my family wouldn’t be happy.”

When she was told that the kitten might not survive, Adriana didn’t give up hope. “When I took him to the vet they told me that he was two weeks old and likely wouldn’t live. Not because he was ill, but because he was so young, and I don’t think the vet had confidence in me. I had to fee him every 4 hours, and make him poop/pee in the first few weeks but he is super healthy and happy now. He constantly want to be held, and likes to sit on my shoulder when I’m up. His name is Oatmeal,” she added.

Oatmeal became very affectionate with Adriana. “We bottle fed him and he didn’t really know his mom.” Adriana became the kitten’s surrogate mom.

“I’m so glad to have him! Even though my family initially didn’t want him, they really wouldn’t be happy without him, now,” she said.

Meet Oatmeal. He was found in a parking lot outside a vegetarian restaurant. “No one could take this last little guy, so I did despite knowing that my family wouldn’t be happy,” said Adriana.

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Curious Oatmeal checking out things at his new home.

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“I saved a kitten from the parking lot at work. He’s become the most loving pet I’ve ever had,” she said.

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Photos by Adriana via reddit.

Ambulance driver of Aleppo spends savings on feeding stray cats as civil war rages around him


An ambulance driver of Aleppo has started his own one-man rescue mission to feed stray cats that have been left behind as a result of the civil war in Syria.

Alaa spends about $4 (£2.50) a day on meat to feed approximately 150 stray cats in his neighborhood in Aleppo.

The entire area is almost abandoned due to the war, but Alaa has been taking care of the cats for over two months.

Ambulance driver Alaa feeds stray cats every day in his neighbourhood in Aleppo as civil war rages around him.

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He spends about $4 (£2.50) a day and feed about 150 stray cats.

Aleppo ambulance driver man spends savings feed orphan stray cats

Alaa says he’s been feeding these strays for about two months.

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Aleppo ambulance driver man spends savings feed orphan stray cats

Alaa cuddling with one of the stray cats left behind due to the civil war.

Aleppo ambulance driver man spends savings feed orphan stray cats

Source: Daily Mail.

Tiny Calico Kitten Rescued Hours After Birth


Meet Kairi, a tiny survivor, who was found on the road just hours after she was born. “She’s almost four weeks old now. My husband and I found her crawling across the road a few hours after she was born. She had her umbilical cord and placenta still attached,” said Rachel via reddit.

They took the tiny baby home and gave her food, a warm place to nap and plenty of love. “She sleeps in a rubbermaid tub next to me and gets fed every 2-3 hours,” she said. “I haven’t gotten much sleep in a while, but she’s so worth it.”

“We decided not to name her until she opened her eyes in case she didn’t make it. Her name is Kairi!”

“I’m crazy in love with her and she’s been doing great!”

Meet Kairi, a tiny survivor, who was found on the road just hours after she was born. They gave her a lot of food, a warm place to nap, and a little buddy to snuggle with.

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She was fed 2-3 hours round-the-clock. “I haven’t gotten much sleep in a while, but she’s so worth it,” Rachel said.

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 Snuggling with mom.

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Finally her eyes opened.

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Seeing the world for the first time.

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Photos by Rachel. Follow Kairi on Instagram.

Tiny Rescue Kitten’s Amazing Recovery


Amazing rescue!

A tiny kitten was spotted by a young man in the woods. “I’m not letting this one die on me,” said Callum.

He kept the kitten safe and cozy in his pocket during work. When he returned home, he set up a nice warm bed for the kitten and made sure the little one was fed and well on her way to getting her life back. He named her Sebby.

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“Found this kitten at work today, abandoned in the middle of woods, kept her in my pocket cosy all day, now she’s back home and cosy in bed, getting life back into her with a little milk, I’m not letting this one die on me!”

“Here’s little Sebby all cosied up, it’s trying to drink and stay alive but it was so close to dying, this little trooper is going to live!”

“Sebby has got some sharp claws for only two weeks old.”

“Went down to check on Sebby, little guy is doing good and eating on his own now, so friendly and good natured,” Callus wrote. “she can only walk a couple of steps at a time but brilliant to see improvement in her.”

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Photo and videos by Callum Robertson. Follow Sebby on Instagram.

Man Rescues Orphan Kitten From Construction Site


It took a kind young man three days to finally rescue an orphan kitten from a construction site. The kitten sat on his shoulder and gave him a lot of headbutts.

“Heard her for two days on site meowing incessantly. Finally found her day 3, in the morning,” kitten’s rescuer wrote via imgur.

Meet Annie!

After he found the kitten from the construction site, she was all headbutts from the get-go.

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This is where she was first seen.

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She kept meowing until she got some water and head rubs.

kitten rescued from construction site

Then she fell asleep in her rescuer’s lap in his work truck. “She slept the entire 3 hour drive home.”

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He gave the little one food and introduced her to the other cats he rescued/adopted. “Got her home and fed, the other cats took to her right away.”

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“Almost two weeks, several baths, flea removal, and a trip to the vet later… She’s queen of the couch.”

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Photos by gerbillionaire via reddit.

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