Tiny Baby Kitten Found in Back Yard Then and Now


A tiny orphan kitten was found when he was just a few days old. “Another teacher at my school found this baby in her back yard, and I said I’d take care of him. My students named him Simba,” Simba’s human wrote. (imgur)

Simba was found in a backyard when he was a tiny baby. This is him arriving in his new home, safe and comfy.

rescue kitten simba then and now

He was a palm sized kitten whose eyes weren’t even opened.

rescue kitten simba then and now

His human mom fed him around the clock. There were many sleepless nights, but Simba started to grow and thrive.

rescue kitten simba then and now

Sleeping with a full belly.

rescue kitten simba then and now

Parker the cat sat there by the box, keeping his adopted brother, little Simba, company.

rescue kitten simba then and now

Simba’s eyes began to open. 

rescue kitten simba then and now

 3 months after the rescue, Simba snuggled under the laptop for a nap.

rescue kitten simba then and now

He’s grown up a lot now, and loves to play hide and seek with his brother Parker. 

rescue kitten simba then and now

Photos via imgur.

Rescue Kitten Found a New Protective Dad. These Photos Will Melt Hearts!


This tiny rescue kitten has found a new dad who is very protective of her. “Found a baby kitten on the street. This guy won’t let anyone but me touch her,” KatiMichelle wrote via reddit.

They found a tiny baby kitten on the street. Their family dog adopted her right away and was very protective of her.

dog becomes rescue kitten's new protective dad

Little kitten fell asleep in his arms.

dog becomes rescue kitten's new protective dad

Hungry kitten gets her bottle while her dog papa watches.

dog becomes rescue kitten's new protective dad

Photos via reddit.

Kentucky Soldier Giving Kuwaiti Cat a New Home in the US


A cat from Kuwait has bonded with a Kentucky soldier, Sergeant Daryl Casey, and given him a sense of home during his deployment.

“When we first got here, we were just getting settled in and there was a mama cat who was kind of hanging around our area. Not too long after we got in and got settled in, she had kittens,” said Sgt. Casey who works on helicopters at Camp Buehring in Kuwait.

One of these kittens touched Daryl’s heart. His name is Stanley.

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kentucky soldier brings Kuwaiti cat home to US

“One of the particular little kittens, he and I just kind of bonded. He’s seen me coming in and he’d come running up to me and rub against my legs. I’d sit down and he’d jump in my lap. When everybody sees him walking around, they go ‘Hey there’s Daryl’s cat!’ They always say, ‘Hey are you looking for your daddy? He’s right over there!‘,” he said.

kentucky soldier brings Kuwaiti cat home to US

Stanley has always been there to keep him company when he feels homesick.

“Christmas and Thanksgiving were, for me, really tough. Those are big family gatherings and I was sitting at work feeling kind of blue and somebody opens the door and here comes Stanley into the office. He kind of looks at me and jumps up in my lap. You can kind of see from those pictures he just kind of lays up beside me like ‘Hey man, it’s going to be ok. I’m here’,” Sgt. Casey said.

kentucky soldier brings Kuwaiti cat home to US

“We had some catnip mice that people had sent and those cats went crazy for that!” he said.

Sgt. Casey will soon be returning to Kentucky and he couldn’t stand the thought of leaving Stanley behind. He reached out for help from Nowzad, a rescue group that has helped troops get the animals they adopted from Afghanistan to their home countries.

“Getting home will be an absolutely joyful event but just to see that little cat’s smiling face when I come in the house, that’s just going to be something. I can’t wait for it,” Sgt. Casey said.

“People say you’re saving this cat’s life and I’m like, well, in a way he’s kind of saved me just by being there for me,” Sgt. Casey said.

Stanley offering some help.

kentucky soldier brings Kuwaiti cat home to US

“People say you’re saving this cat’s life and I’m like, well, in a way he’s kind of saved me just by being there for me.”

kentucky soldier brings Kuwaiti cat home to US

WATCH VIDEO: Kentucky Soldier Giving Kuwaiti Cat New Home.

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This Special Needs Cat Couldn’t Swallow Food, But Now Can Eat on His Own


Meet Link. He was not able to eat on his own and was much smaller than other kitties his age. His rescuers were determined to change that for this very special cat.

“Link is unable to swallow food on his own and can’t pass anything larger than a grain of rice into his stomach. I syringe feed him upright 4 times day,” said the foster mom via imgur.

“Link’s condition is called Persistent Right Aortic Arch (PRAA). He has an extra blood vessel constricting his esophagus which makes it impossible for him to pass anything but liquid through it.”

This is Link. He’s very special. He couldn’t swallow food on his own but the rescuers were determined to help him to eat on his own like other cats.

link the special cat learns to eat on his own

Link’s foster mom wrote: “This is how I hold Link while feeding him so gravity can help get his food down.”

link the special cat learns to eat on his own

“He was emaciated and weak when we got him from not being able to eat.”

link the special cat learns to eat on his own

He got bigger and happier at his foster home but was still about half the size of a normal kitten his age.

link the special cat learns to eat on his own

“Feed me now!” Because of his condition, Link was always hungry. It put him at high risk for starvation and aspiration pneumonia.

link the special cat learns to eat on his own

“It takes about 15 minutes to give him one feeding, and another 5-10 minutes of holding him up after to make sure all the food made it into his stomach.”

link the special cat learns to eat on his own

They raised money to get him corrective surgery so he could eat on his own. This is Link getting ready for surgery at Oregon State University.

link the special cat learns to eat on his own

After the surgery, Link curled up for a nap.

link the special cat learns to eat on his own

Back to his foster home, Link snuggled with his foster mom during recovery.

link the special cat learns to eat on his own

2 months post surgery, Link could eat his pureed canned food out of a bowl. “Seeing improvement every day, and he is fat and happy!” 

link the special cat learns to eat on his own

“Can I have another bowl please?”

link the special cat learns to eat on his own

Photos via imgur.

Stevie the Blind Cat Changed This Man’s Life Forever


This man wasn’t a cat person until he met Stevie the blind cat who was in desperate need of a home. She changed him forever.

Patrick Corr wrote via imgur: “I didn’t adopt Stevie when she was a kitten. I wasn’t even looking to adopt a cat, but when I heard she badly needed a home, I couldn’t resist.”

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“She’s like any cat really, except that she’s blind. I adopted her 3 years ago from a local cat vet hospital as she badly needed a home. The Animal Care Society of Cork had been paying for her stay there for months, as no-one wanted to adopt her. Go figure.”

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“This was taken the day I adopted her. She changed my life forever. I wasn’t really a cat person either until I met her.”

stevie the blind cat changes a man's life

“I had to make some adjustments in my life when I took her in. I can’t move furniture around or she’ll bump into them, and I have to keep her litter box and food bowl in the same place at all times. She learns amazingly fast though.”

stevie the blind cat changes a man's life

Stevie loves to take walks with Patrick. “Her tail acts as a cane to help her find her way around.”

stevie the blind cat changes a man's life

“Older cats are often skipped over by people looking to adopt, and they need homes just as much as the little ones,” Patrick said.

stevie the blind cat changes a man's life

WATCH VIDEO: A blind cat no one wanted changed this man’s life.

3 Year Old Boy Rescues Special Kitten Born without Eyes


A 3 year old boy, Audilas Burton, saved a tiny stray kitten born without eyes from a park. Immediately, the little boy and his new friend, they named Murdoch, became inseparable.

“We were walking to the park and he was in the road,” Audilas said to KAMC.

“The cat took off towards him as he was running towards me,” Crystal Burton said. “And he looked at me and said, ‘Mom I just want to keep the cat’.”

“When you first look at him he looks like he has no eyeballs at all, almost like there are just kind of empty sockets there,” Dr. Taylor said. “This would be called phthisis bulbi, which means small or tiny eyeball, and it is a non-functioning eyeball way down deep in that socket, which essentially leaves him with no eyes.”

“He is a very unique kitty,” Jessi Holeman with the Lazarus Foundation said. “He is very friendly, happy and playful. We think he is going to have a really great life.”

This is Murdoch the cat born without eyes. A 3 year old boy found him in a park.

Levelland Boy, 3, Rescues Kitten Without Eyes

Immediately they became inseparable. “Mom I just want to keep the cat,” he said.

Levelland Boy, 3, Rescues Kitten Without Eyes

Murdock giving his little rescuer a kiss on the cheek.

Levelland Boy, 3, Rescues Kitten Without Eyes

WATCH VIDEO: 3 year old boy rescues kitten born without eyes

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These Rescue Kitties Haven’t Stopped Holding Paws and Snuggling Since They Met


Since they brought their rescue cat a new friend, these two kitties have been holding paws and snuggling like two peas in a pod.

“The best thing we’ve ever done for Bean was adopt Sydney,” reddit user Fox_ears wrote. “The tuxedo is Bean and the tabby is Sydney.”

“We found Bean as a stray 2 years ago and have had him as an only cat up until I found Sydney while volunteering with an animal shelter. I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. I brought her home the next day thinking Bean would make a fuss but they were friends from the moment they met. He’s much more active now and seems much happier. They cuddle and play all day.”

Bean and Sydney have been best friends since the moment they met.

best friends cats snuggling

They love holding paws…

best friends cats holding paws

…all the time.

best friends cats holding paws

“The best thing we’ve ever done for Bean was adopt Sydney.”

best friends cats snuggling

Photos via imgur.

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