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.”

stevie the blind cat changes a man's life

“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.

1 Week Old Orphan Kitten Finds a Surrogate Mom and a New Home


A tiny one week old kitten came to an animal clinic without a mom.

“My girlfriend is a vet. Someone dropped off this 1 week old kitten,” said TeddyPeep via reddit. They named him Orange Pekoe.

“It was tough bottle feeding Pekoe and fortunately, we found a mother who had just had a litter of kittens for him to nurse with. He’s been WAY happier,” he added. “She’s a really sweet momma kitty. As soon as we got her home, she flopped down for the babies to eat. It was pretty darn cute.” (reddit)

“Pekoe loves sitting in our laps and he purrs CONSTANTLY.” After fostering the little ginger kitty for a period of time, they simply couldn’t part with him.

Meet Orange Pekoe! He was just 1 week old when he was dropped off at the vet’s. They took him home and started caring for him round the clock.

rescue ginger kitten from baby to all grown up

They found Pekoe a surrogate mom, and she laid down and let him nurse right away. “Our kitten looks SO content that he has a surrogate momma kitty.”

rescue ginger kitten from baby to all grown up surrogate mom

Eyes opened!

rescue ginger kitten from baby to all grown up

“Are you my sister?”

rescue ginger kitten from baby to all grown up

Mommy kitty giving Pekoe some love.

rescue ginger kitten from baby to all grown up surrogate mom

A happy furry family: Orange Pekoe, Momma Kitty (surrogate mother), and her baby Darjeeling.

rescue ginger kitten from baby to all grown up surrogate mom

They grew so fast!

rescue ginger kitten from baby to all grown up

Orange Pekoe and his brother from another mother Earl Grey.

rescue ginger kitten from baby to all grown up

 Orange Pekoe is such a momma’s boy. After fostering him for a period of time, they simply couldn’t part with him. He’s there to stay forever!

rescue ginger kitten from baby to all grown up

Now: Pekoe’s grown into a handsome cat!

rescue ginger kitten from baby to all grown up

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Tough Guy Has a Soft Spot for Cats. Here He is Meeting His New Adopted Kitten


“My mom surprised my father with a newly adopted kitten, he tries to act tough but has a soft spot for cats. Meet Anna,” Anna’s family wrote via reddit.

“My father is a Ju-Jitsu instructor/Volunteer RCMP officer, and pipeline instructor. He’s an incredibly hard worker and my role model. We adopted a kitten when I was four years old and named her fuzzer, she lived to be 16. The family was quite sad about her passing.”

“He looooooooves cats and mother figured (Anna) could help with any stress from work.”

He’s a tough guy with a soft spot for cats. This is him meeting his new adopted kitten.

tough man soft side to adopted kitten

tough man soft side to adopted kitten

After losing their cat for 16 years, they adopted this little tabby and named her Anna.

adopted kitten new home hiding

Behold the power of kittens.

adopted kitten new home

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Brother and Sister Cats Travel 8000 Miles to Find a Chance at a Forever Home


Simon and Sammy, two rescue Oriental Shorthair kittens, traveled 8000 miles for 26 hours to get to Seattle, Washington for a chance to find their forever home.

“They were found in a trash bin when they were a few days old, and were cared for by a vet in Muscat, Oman before being transported to our shelter in Seattle, Washington,” Foster_kittens told us.

“Our shelter partners with a vet in Oman. Because of Oman’s warm climate, kittens are born year-round, and it isn’t easy to find homes for all of them. Dr. Elke Heitz and her staff at the Al Qurum Vet Clinic in Muscat, Oman raise funds to provide airfair, customs expenses, and transport to Purrfect Pals here in Washington for some of their kittens who need homes.”

They were just adopted together last week by a wonderful family. “The kitties love bossing around the two standard poodles they now live with and snuggle under the blankets with different family members at night. They even line up with the dogs at treat time.” (Instagram)

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A litter of Oriental Shorthair kittens were rescued from a garbage can in Oman. Little did they know that they were about to live happily ever after, thanks to the combined efforts of Purrfect Pals and Al Qurum Vet Clinic.

kittens rescued from trash bin travel 8000 miles forever home

This is Simon. He and his sister Sammy were about to travel on a 8000-mile journey to their new foster home in Seattle…

kittens rescued from trash bin travel 8000 miles forever home

…for a chance to find their forever home.

kittens rescued from trash bin travel 8000 miles forever home

Finally they made it to their foster home. “My daughter had shoulder surgery. Simon and Sammy love having a stationary human in the house.”

kittens rescued from trash bin travel 8000 miles forever home

Two love bugs.

kittens rescued from trash bin travel 8000 miles forever home

They befriended Felix the resident cat who taught them the fun of cardboard boxes. 

kittens rescued from trash bin travel 8000 miles forever home

They adore one another. (Do you see Sammy in this picture?)

kittens rescued from trash bin travel 8000 miles forever home

The day Sammy and Simon went up for adoption. It was bitter sweet.

kittens rescued from trash bin travel 8000 miles forever home

This is Simon and Sammy snuggling at their forever home. 

kittens rescued from trash bin travel 8000 miles forever home

WATCH VIDEO: Felix gives Sammy a kiss, then this happens…

WATCH VIDEO: So much love in this!

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