Orphaned Kittens Have A Dog Nanny, Boots, Hurricane Katrina Survivor


These tiny orphan kittens from the Arizona Humane Society now have a dog nanny, Boots, a 12-year-old Chow/Golden Retriever mix and Hurricane Katrina survivor.

Boots is helping the motherless kittens in the nursery, giving them all the love and TLC a mother would.

Boots Dog Survived Hurricane Katrina Nanny For Orphaned Kittens

These adorable kittens are between five and eight weeks old.

Boots Dog Survived Hurricane Katrina Nanny For Orphaned Kittens

“By socializing kittens with dogs like Boots early in life, we are able to open up an entirely new world of potential home environments to that kitten,” the shelter wrote on their blog.

Boots Dog Survived Hurricane Katrina Nanny For Orphaned Kittens

Little cream baby climbs on Boots’ back for a snuggle.

Boots Dog Survived Hurricane Katrina Nanny For Orphaned Kittens

“Are you our mama now?”

Boots Dog Survived Hurricane Katrina Nanny For Orphaned Kittens

Boots teaches the kittens how to socialize and helps them get adopted.

Boots Dog Survived Hurricane Katrina Nanny For Orphaned Kittens

The kitties adore him.

Boots Dog Survived Hurricane Katrina Nanny For Orphaned Kittens

Boots and one of his very cuddly babies. 

Boots Dog Survived Hurricane Katrina Nanny For Orphaned Kittens

Photos by Arizona Humane Society. Also seen on Buzzfeed.

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Budd The Wobbly Kitty Doesn’t Let Anything Slow Him Down


Meet Budd. He’s a ‘wobbly’ kitty, born unable to walk or stand, but Budd doesn’t want people to take pity on him. He is learning to walk, making a lot of progress and is the happiest he can be with his loving family. Budd doesn’t let anything slow him down.

Budd born with Cerebellar Hypoplasia was found at eight weeks old and brought to Cat Depot, a rescue center in Sarasota, Florida. His foster caregivers Jill, Kay and Jim helped him build muscle strength to walk in a custom made cart. They taught him how to eat from a bowl and use a litterbox on his own.

Budd, you are a Super Kitty in our eyes. Go Budd!

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Budd, the wobbly kitty, born unable to walk or stand, but he doesn’t let anything slow him down.

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Budd has learned to walk in his custom made cart, eat from a bowl and use the litterbox on his own.

Budd Cerebellar Hypoplasia wobbly cat process to walk again

He’s been adopted by his foster family…

Budd Cerebellar Hypoplasia wobbly cat process to walk again

and is loved by so many including his best furiend.

Budd Cerebellar Hypoplasia wobbly cat process to walk again

WATCH VIDEO: Budd’s made incredible progress under the care of his loving family. 

Nothing can slow down Budd. He’s so happy that he’s got a second chance at life and a family that loves him to bits.

Follow Cat Depot on Facebook.

Pocket Sized Kitten Gets A Second Chance


She was a pocket sized kitten when they found her alone in the shelter.

“This little lady was taken to the Everett, WA animal shelter when she was one week old. Then she was taken to Purrfect Pals, where she was renamed Pocket since she fits right into your pocket,” said Pocket’s foster mom via Instagram.

Pocket was sick and alone at the shelter. “She was given medicine, lots of good food and love, and placed with a litter of sweet kitties to be her new friends. She is sweet as can be and has SUPER loud non-stop purr!”

She was a pocket sized kitten when they found her alone and sick in the shelter.

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One week old Pocket fits right into a tiny pocket.

tiny pocket sized kitten gets second chance

They took her home to foster and introduced her to a litter of sweet kittens. She was much smaller than her furry friends.

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A handful of sweet fluffiness.

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“Everything the light touches is our kingdom ….”

tiny pocket sized kitten gets second chance

Little Pocket is ready to rule the world.

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“I nap here with you.”

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Pocket all grown up now living happily in her forever loving home.

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Follow Pocket on Instagram. Photos by Foster_kittens.

What A Difference Love Makes


TeeNee was only four weeks old when he came to his foster home. He is now eight weeks old. Look what a difference lots of love makes. (via Facebook)

“First day home, widdle bag of bones.”

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Cuddling with his foster mom. He was barely hanging on.

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Charlie Truble the cat stepped in to help. He became his big brother.

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Charlie teaching him to play…

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Charlie teaching him to fish…

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TeeNee following him around.

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8 weeks old. TeeNee waving ‘Hi’ to the camera from his comfy bed. What a difference love makes.

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Follow TeeNee on Facebook.

Rescue Ginger Kitten Adopted By Litter Of Kitties


When a rescue ginger kitten, who desperately needed friends, was introduced to a litter of kittens, he became the happiest kitty he could be.

“PW was a singleton who’d been at the shelter for a few weeks, and desperately needed to be around other kittens his own age,” said Robyn Anderson via Love and Hisses. “Ralph, Trader Joe, Von and Winn Dixie were a litter born at a vet’s office, and were about a week younger than PW.”

Robyn knew they would make the perfect siblings for PW.

PW was found at a grocery store. “PW came to us prenamed – so named because he was found at a Piggly Wiggly – and so we went with grocery store names as our naming theme,” Robyn added.

Now PW can’t get enough of playtime with his new fur friends. “They’re sweet, friendly, extremely playful kittens, and after some initial hissiness between PW and the other four, they get along great and play together like crazy.”

Meet PW, a tiny ginger kitten found at a grocery store (Piggly Wiggly). He was at the shelter for a few weeks, desperately needed friends.

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Robyn, the fosterer, picked up the little guy and introduced him to a litter of foster kittens. PW became the happiest kitty he could be.

ginger rescue kitten adopted by litter of foster kittens

“Excuse me! Can you play with me?”

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“Can you play with me now?”

ginger rescue kitten adopted by litter of foster kittens

“Surprise!”

ginger rescue kitten adopted by litter of foster kittens

“Don’t go! Let’s play!”

ginger rescue kitten adopted by litter of foster kittens jumping

Food time between play times.

ginger rescue kitten adopted by litter of foster kittens eating

“Yay! You are playing with me!”

ginger rescue kitten adopted by litter of foster kittens

“I love you!”

ginger rescue kitten adopted by litter of foster kittens

Photos courtesy of Robyn Anderson of  Challenger’s House. Follow Love And Hisses on Facebook.

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).

CH cerebellar hypoplasia foster wobbly kittens VOKRA

“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.”

CH cerebellar hypoplasia foster wobbly kittens VOKRA

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.”

CH cerebellar hypoplasia foster wobbly kittens VOKRA

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’.”

CH cerebellar hypoplasia foster wobbly kittens VOKRA eating

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.

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.

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