Three tiny kittens were born to a stray cat, and this bearded guy became the father they never had.
The young man had been feeding the stray cat for a while, then one day she introduced three little surprises to her human friend! “The stray kitty had three kittens… Meet Ash, Arctica and Ace,” reddit user Alexisgabriele wrote.
Hoping that would be her first and last litter, he is planning to get the kitty spayed once she’s ready. “She will be fixed as soon as she’s able, as will the babesters, who already have homes once they’re weaned.”
Ash, Arctica and Ace when they were still babies!
Now eyes opened, ears perked up, the kitty gang is all over their human dad!
He’s been the dad they never had and has found loving homes for all of them.
A man found three little feral kittens outside his apartment complex. He spent days trying to rescue them and wouldn’t leave anyone behind.
He shared the rescue story via reddit: “I saw this poor little kitten sitting outside the closed bar in my apartment complex. I was so sad for this poor kitten, but I was late for work and couldn’t stop. Then on Monday as I was leaving for the store I saw the kitten again! Only there were two of them!
So I went back to my apartment, grabbed a box. and some treats and set out to catch ’em all pokemon style.
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I set up some treats and along came these two guys. And I was like sweet! But they never came out of the bushes when I was nearby. I was very sad. So I had some wet cat food lying around and I figured that might coax them out!
And with luck it did. Sadly the end result was the same, they little guy (or gal) just ran when I got close.
So then I remembered I had a cat carrier so I went back to my apartment and got my cat carrier. When I returned I saw there were THREE kittens.
I setup my cat carrier. But at this point I didn’t see them again that night so I packed it in.
Several people suggested I get a trap from the local humane society. The next day I did just that and got a humane trap. But the weather was against me. The tropical storm or depression or whatever it was rolled into Austin and it was pouring rain. There was no way I could setup the trap where I had found the kittens originally.
So instead I set it up on the deck of the subway attached to my apartment complex (the trap is on the right side, its hard to see).
Anyway within 30 minutes one of the little guys showed up and got himself trapped! First kitten rescued. I totally forgot to take a picture and when I let him out in my apartment he immediately hid.
I went back out and stayed for 2 hours in the pouring rain (the trap and I were shielded though) but to my dismay the other too kittens were no shows.”
But that didn’t stop him. He was determined to get all the kitties into a safe home, so he went there again on another day hoping this time he could succeed.
“I set up the trap in the same spot, took my chair, listened to Ronald Jenkees and browsed reddit. I waited 30 minutes and no kittens had showed up so I started to lose faith.
However just as I stood up one of the kittens jumped up onto the deck! I backed away as stealthily as I could and waited.
So now I had two kittens, but I didn’t want to leave the third one all alone without his brothers (or sisters). So out I went again braving the light drizzle.
I waited an hour before the third one finally showed up. And he was a tricky one, he wouldn’t even get close to the cage if he could see me (I was about 20 feet away mostly obscured by a trash can). So I waited 5 minutes and then peaked. He was trying to get at the food from outside the cage rather than go in. He saw me and hid at the edge of the deck just peaking his head up to see if I was there. This happened 3-4 more times until I said… I’m going to wait 20 minutes without peaking.
And I finally got him :). And when I let him out it was a mew fest for 20 minutes all three of them just mew mew mew.”
It took him about 3 months trying to tame the kitties, but everything was well worth it! “They eat tons of food and make me clean the litter box constantly… and they have names as well.”
This is TT, the tiniest tabby.
This is Jayne.
And this is Blake.
All three of them share a bed with their human and like to wake him up at 5:30 in the morning! “3 days trapping; 3 months domesticating, and 3 cats I can’t do without!”
WATCH VIDEO: Three little buddies in their new safe home!
WATCH VIDEO: Same toy ball from the previous video, but the kitties are all grown up!
This is what love can do. It gave this kitty hope to trust and love again.
Three months ago, Shiloh the orange and white cat was absolutely terrified of everything. “She spent most of the first month with me hiding under the bed and running anytime I got close to her,” said reddit user yokj6.
“This little girl is the biggest scaredy cat ever. She flinches away from lovins and runs and hides if you even sneeze. Her tail has been broken, but she’s a survivor.”
In just a few months, Shiloh made the biggest turn-around.
“As I was going through all the pictures I’ve taken of her… I cried a little bit just thinking about how absolutely terrified of me she used to be, and how huge of a change there has been in her. I’m so happy I took a chance and adopted her.”
The morning after adoption: “She looks tired, and continues to flinch away when I try to pet her, although she is leaning into the lovins and purring after a few seconds.”
3 months later… “Now, she greets me at the door and cuddles on my lap while I watch Netflix.”
Laying on her new big brother. She’s so tiny compared to him!
She loves snuggling with her human now. All it took was patience, a comfortable home, and a lot of love!
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A band of indie rockers recently rescued a tiny kitten at a Texas gas station during an overnight stop between Houston and Dallas tour dates.
“We were a little delirious from lack of sleep but we could swear we heard meowing coming from under the hood of a pickup truck,” lead singer Nick Wold of the Brooklyn-based band Dreamers told BuzzFeed Music.
They talked to the gas station employee about cat sounds, and convinced her to open up the hood….
“…there was a tiny black kitten sitting right there on the engine,” he said. “She quickly grabbed it and handed it to me. The kitten was brand new, couldn’t have been more than 2 weeks old, and was making terrified spitting hisses and clawing at my hand with weak harmless claws as if fighting for its life. We stuffed it in a cardboard box and took it on the road.”
They named her Lil Trucker! Everyone from the band fell in love with their little furry buddy. They couldn’t just leave her at the gas station so decided to take her on tour with them. And soon Lil Trucker became their tiny mascot!
After every concert, Lil Trucker is there waiting for her humans to return and play.
Nothing makes Nick happier than having a little furry companion by his side while he’s on tour.
Lil Trucker is Nick’s biggest fan and his shoulder kitty.
The band will continue to care for the kitten until they can find her a forever loving home.
Kiki the 17 year old cat tells her new family how happy she is everyday to have a place to call her forever home!
“At 17 years old, Kiki was dumped at a shelter. We rescued her and now she tells us everyday how happy she is,” Kitty Adventure Rescue League wrote. “She really likes her new family here at KARL.”
Kiki’s previous owner passed away, and the family decided to drop her off at the shelter. “We couldn’t just let her stay there,” KARL wrote. “We run a sanctuary for special needs and geriatric cats. You’d be surprised how many people would rather dump the old cat at a shelter or on the streets…”
Luckily for Kiki, she will no longer stay at a shelter. Now she has a permanent home with humans that love her to bits.
On the day Kiki was rescued from the shelter.
On her way to her new home!
All settled down, Kiki loves it there!
Kiki now has a family that will love and care for her for the rest of her life!
“He was pretty far gone, and we didn’t know if he would make it,” said Alan Wilford to the Dodo. “He has taken a long time, but he has made a miraculous recovery.”
Russell needs constant medical attention for his recovery, but he’s done the unthinkable during his stay at the clinic. This friendly ginger cat has offered comfort to other animals in need of care.
“He’s incredible engaging. He wants to meet all our patients. He just wants to be with them,” Wilford said. “I don’t know if he can sense that other animals are in pain or have stuff going on, but he does seem to have some weird knack for connecting with patients, even when you wouldn’t think they would.”
“I think he helps other animals feel at ease. We’re a clinic, so I’m sure he helps alleviate their stress,” he said. “…he likes to be with other animals. And it’s not all about him. He really enjoys giving companionship to others.”
Russell may not be well enough to return to his former life, according to the clinic, but he will never be short of love.
“He’s adopted us,” Wilford said. “He’s a rock star here. Everyone wants to see him, and he just eats it up. I don’t know if he’d like being a normal house cat again, so we’d be happy to keep him as our clinic mascot.”
Russell giving his canine friends some comfort and love.
Two homeless kittens were taken in by a rescue dog who became the mother they never had.
Ms. Jackson is a rescue dog who has a big heart, especially for little foster kittens. She was adopted to a family that brings in foster kittens. When they brought back a pair of homeless kittens from the shelter, her motherly instinct kicked in and started cleaning and caring for them like a mother would. The kittens fell in love and began to nurse on their surrogate mom.
“She was letting them try to nurse this morning…it was too much,” said jeckhrdt via imgur.
Ms. Jackson’s new foster kittens. They are her babies now!
She’s very protective of them…
…and always keeps them by her side.
A very tolerant mama dog.
The kittens love to snuggle with their new mom…
…and climb on her head.
A hug makes everything better!
After a long day, they snuggle up for a nap together!
We don’t have an actual video of Ms. Jackson and her babies, but we can only imagine it might look something like this:
Share this beautiful mother’s love between two species!