An employee from a nursing home brought in a basket full of six goopy-eyed kittens to get help. The mama cat made a home near a hay bale that was later removed. “Once the hay bale was gone, the momma started hissing at the wee kittens and refusing to feed them,” said Jean, animal rescuer and fosterer.
They scooped up the kittens and got them help. “Thankfully, my foster family that homeschools three kids agreed to take these squirming furballs. All were treated with antibiotics and deemed to otherwise be in good health. They were fed every four hours around the clock until transitioned to eating on their own,” Jean added.
“Being handfed, these little ones ADORE humans. They long to be held.”
This litter of six goopy-eyed kittens are cuddling with their foster mom.
They were found abandoned by their cat mama.
After many sleepless nights, the kittens have been nursed back to health. Look at the difference!
All the kittens have found their forever loving homes.
Photos courtesy of ©Jean (flickr: wee3beasties). More photos of the kitties.
There were a lot of tears, happy tears, at the Seattle Animal Shelter last Saturday, when a cat stolen 10 years ago was reunited with his human mom.
Seattle Animal Shelter wrote: “Meet Howie. His mom adopted him when he was a wee lad, and he was stolen near the Burke Gilman Trail about 10 years ago while his mom was on a trip to Spain. Howie was such a smart, friendly kitty, and it took his mom years of searching and crying before she finally adopted another cat.
Fast forward to 2014. A few days ago someone found a stray cat and brought him to SAS. Staff scanned him for a microchip, found his old license record noting he’d been stolen long ago, and started making calls. Saturday, after 10 years of being apart, Howie’s mom opened his kennel door and let him sniff her. He immediately leaned in to be petted and was soon in her arms. Now he’s off to meet his kitty brother and live out his life with his family. Best wishes, Howie!
It’s a great reminder of the power of identification. License, microchip, and nametag – and be sure to keep your information up to date!”
Arlene Larsson wrote: “‘Mom’ was crying with joy, and she said the whole neighborhood was waiting for his return.”
Photo via Seattle Animal Shelter.
On a popular trail at Colca Canyon in southern Peru, there is an odd-eyed cat that lives in one of the few houses in the canyon. Almost all of the tourists that are on this several day long trek make a stop at this spot. This beautiful cat has become the local celebrity to travelers. (reddit)
The kitty’s eyes are of different colors.
He comes to greet tourists when they stop by.
“Are you done with that?”
Just posing for another human fan.
The kitty is a local celebrity.
Photos via reddit.
It’s pure joy when a “big tough farmer” cuddles with his beloved kitten. He’s a big softie when it comes to animals.
“The best part is, they just sat like this for a few minutes. Pure happiness from both kitten and (my) father in-law,” said reddit user eaa513.
He named the kitten Peaches. In fact, he named all the kitties he found on the farm.
Photo via reddit.
Shelter cat picks his new dad.
“I adopted a kitten last week, and the shelter got a picture of our first meeting,” said Kyle via reddit.
They named him Mac. “Right now we call him Little Mac. The girlfriend says it’s for mathematician Colin Maclaurin (we’re both math teachers) but I say it’s for the Punch Out boxer,” he added. “He is adjusting very well. He gets along with the dogs great, and has tons and tons of kitten energy!” (Facebook)
“I pick you human.”
Photos by Asheville Humane Society.
Just hours after Tuna the cat met Max the new puppy, they couldn’t stop cuddling.
“You are my puppy now.”
Tuna and her puppy all grown up.
Photos via reddit.
When grandpa Horst walked into the Best Friends adoption center, a cat with only one eye caught his attention. Just like the cat, grandpa Horst can only see through one eye.
“Horst and Mimi bonded at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Salt Lake City just a few weeks ago,” Best Friends Animal Society – Utah wrote. After meeting Mimi, he knew right away that that was the cat for him.
“You can’t see out of your right eye, and I can’t see out of my left, but together we can see the world,” Horst said to his furry companion in his home in Colorado.
“My grandfather and Mimi are truly happy together! I haven’t seen him this happy in years,” said Horst’s granddaughter Heather.
Grandpa Horst met Mimi the one-eyed cat at the Best Friends adoption center in Utah. Just like the cat, grandpa Horst can only see through one eye.
“You can’t see out of your right eye, and I can’t see out of my left, but together we can see the world.”
Photos by Heather Castle via Best Friends Animal Society – Utah.