Marco The Rescue Cat Gets A Happy Ending


Marco the little kitten was only half the size of his siblings when he was found. It’s amazing how far he’s come.

“Marco was rescued by Annie, of Kitty Loft. He was 1 of 5 kittens nursing from a mama who had a broken leg and only weighed 4 lbs. Needless to say, their mom was not providing her FIVE kittens with the nutrients they desperately needed, so the kittens had a rough start. 2 did not make it, 2 did very well and Marco was in bad shape. He was half the size (14 oz) of his sisters (30 oz) and not eating at all,” said Stephanie from Big City Little Kitty. “I asked if I could take him for a bit as I can take him to work and provide round the clock care, syringe feeding and a close eye. It worked!”

“Here he is at my office with his napkin bib on for a syringe feeding, one of his most famous photos”

Marco the rescue cat then and now crazy hair

“Marco was soon eating on his own and thriving! He quickly mastered the art of snuggling and his cuteness level was through the roof!”

Marco the rescue cat then and now

“Marco’s a mush! He is content to lay on someone’s lap ALL day!”

Marco the rescue cat then and now

He’s a lovebug.

Marco the rescue cat then and now

Marco “The Mush” has a forever home, with a mama and a papa and a big sis!

Marco the rescue cat then and now

“I first met Marco when he was about 10 oz! (His new) mom says he is doing great, his official name is still Marco, but he’s mostly called Little Guy. And he still has that awesome bushy tail! “

Marco the rescue cat then and now

Photos courtesy of Stephanie Seiler, Full story at Big City Little Kitty.

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Trixie The Rescue Kitten Given A Second Chance


This is the face that Lorene saw when she met the little orphan kitten named Trixie at the shelter, waiting for a foster home.

“About a week ago someone is Osler found a kitten who was abandoned by her mother. The kitten was about two weeks old. I was at the SPCA and wasn’t really intending to foster because we still have Paige (another rescue cat they care for) in the basement,” said Lorene of Saskatoon SPCA.

But when she saw those eyes looking at her…. “And now we have Trixie in a large enclosure upstairs!”

trixie the rescue kitten Saskatoon SPCA

“Shelter staff had hoped she was old enough to eat solid food, but that just gave her the runs. After some kitten milk replacer her problems cleared up, but it was definitely bath time,” Lorene added.

trixie the rescue kitten Saskatoon SPCA bath

“So far Trixie’s life has mostly been eat, burp, sleep. We’ve very recently added some playtime in there after eating, because she’s getting more active.”

trixie the rescue kitten Saskatoon SPCA

Trixie is getting a lot of love and cuddles from her foster mom.  “We have a little pillow that contains a sound chip that makes a heartbeat sound, and that seems to keep her from getting lonely.”

trixie the rescue kitten Saskatoon SPCA

Trixie will be looking for a loving home when she’s big enough. Follow Trixie at Saskatoon SPCA on Facebook. Also seen on Cuteoverload.

Little Stray Cat, Homeless No More!


Meet GUI the cat, who was once a stray, but she’s homeless no more.

“I found her on my porch, mid winter,” said GUI’s human via imgur. “There are a lot of strays in the area and there’s no way I could just leave (her) out there.”

“She was about 3 weeks old so (I) decided to give her a home. I’ve never regretted it.”

When GUI came to her new home, she was a bit shy, hiding under the bed sheets.

tuxedo stray cat rescued from porch

Watching her humans with caution, slowly getting more comfortable each day.

tuxedo stray cat rescued from porch

Finally, she came out of her shell and went for a cuddle.

tuxedo stray cat rescued from porch

All cleaned up!

tuxedo stray cat rescued from porch

“Good morning! Wake up and feed me!”

tuxedo stray cat rescued from porch

She’s a gamer just like her dad.

tuxedo stray cat rescued from porch

She’s grown into a beautiful lady cat now.

tuxedo stray cat rescued from porch

Photos via imgur.

Emotional Reunion After Cat Traces Her Human Mom To Care Facility


A cat named Cleo surprised the staff of a care home when they discovered that she had followed her human mom all the way to the facility without ever having been there before. No one knows how she found her way to find her mom.

Cleo was rescued by Nancy Cowen as a stray eight years ago. Recently Cowen moved into Bramley House care home in the village of Westcott, Sussex, UK, and left Cleo in the care of her former neighbors. But the little four legged friend had other ideas in mind.

“About two weeks after Nancy moved in, this cat just started turning up and sleeping on the benches outside the home. It was very strange,” Laura Costello of Bramley House said.

When one of the other carers picked up the kitty, Nancy said, “That cat looks like my cat.”

“Then Nancy’s sister came round and said she definitely was Cleo,” Costello added.

It was an emotional reunion, and Cleo has become a resident at the home. Bramley House has pledged to give Cleo a home for as long as she needs one.

cleo reunion cat traces owner to new home at care facility

They don’t know how Cleo found her mom, but one thing is for sure – she’s now a resident at the home with the person she loves.

cleo reunion cat traces owner to new home at care facility

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Monty The Special Cat With A Big Heart


Meet Monty. He’s a special cat with a big heart. This little darling was born without a nasal bridge.

“About a year ago we adopted little Monty from an animal shelter. The previous owner had too many cats and were forced to put some of them up for adoption, one of them being Monty. We were already housing two cats, Mikkel the three-legged cat and Malle the gentle giant,” said Mikala and Michael via Facebook.

“The first time we met Monty, there was no doubt in our minds that he was to come live with us. His special appearance makes him look so incredibly cute, but his personality, he showed from the very beginning, is rare as a diamond! Monty shared a room with some of the other cats from the animal shelter and even though a few of them acted a little aggressive and lashed out at him, Monty continued to lay calm and quiet, uneager to pick a fight.”

Meet Monty. He’s a little special.

monty the special cat

“Monty was born without a nasal bridge (the bone in the nose) which affects him now and then and makes him sneeze a bit.”

monty the special cat

“He loves lying on your lap and at night he’ll keep you company, not leaving you side until you wake up, but favorite place to cuddle is by far in the arms of (his dad) Michael.”

monty the special cat

“Monty is almost never afraid, he even loves being at the vet, a brave little fella.”

monty the special cat

“Is that for me?”

monty the special cat

Monty is happy for the comfy bed.

monty the special cat

“I want attention meow!”

monty the special cat

“When it comes to love, nothing reaches the love he’s got for Malle and Mikkel!”

monty the special cat

“We wish for Monty to be an ambassador for ‘crooked’ cat or cats that may not look perfect in everyone’s eyes!”

monty the special cat

“We also want to raise attention to the fact that looking different doesn’t mean you can’t be fantastic.”

monty the special cat

“And we believe that our sweet little Monty is a perfect example to just that and in every way is: FANTASTIC!”

monty the special cat

Photos by Mikala and Michael. Follow Monty 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.

CH cerebellar hypoplasia foster wobbly kittens VOKRA

“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.

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.

Sprinkles The calico Cat with disability  adopted by disabled soldier

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.

Sprinkles The calico Cat with disability  adopted by disabled soldier

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

Sprinkles The calico Cat with disability  adopted by disabled soldier

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 Sophia the special kitty loves her new mom.

Sprinkles The calico Cat with disability  adopted by disabled soldier

“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.

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