This is what love can do to a tiny little kitten. It’s changed this kitty’s life forever.
“My son found this flea ridden little critter crying & scared & very, very sick. Six months of TLC and almost $1500 in vet bills, he’s become a handsome, regal beast who now has a forever family,” said Jess Cuz via Reddit.
“That $1500 included his neutering, first shots, initial check-up, etc. The biggest cost was from an emergency vet visit when he started having kidney failure. His spirit was so strong, we had to give him a fighting chance at a good, long life.”
He was found flea ridden, scared and sick…
Six months of love and TLC, he’s grown into a handsome, regal kitty cat
Bacon the kitten is a little survivor. This is a story of his amazing resilience.
“We received Bacon when he was barely 5 weeks old. He was picked up right out of the middle of a busy street. Our neighbor who delivers the newspaper brought him to us. We took him to the vet and learned he had two messed up hips, one worse than the other,” said Angel Dawn, Bacon’s human mom.
However, little Bacon never let that stop him. “He didn’t walk very well but learned to stand. Then he learned to hop and finally started walking pretty good as he got older. His hips curve inward but he has managed well and walks and runs just like any other cat. Now Bacon just sits around and begs for food. His only other issue is that he has an eating problem. He eats everything insight and will even steel food even after his belly is full,” Angel added.
“Bacon is a little over a year old and is the largest cat I have.” He went from being abandoned as a very small kitten to a happy and content cat without a single worry in the world.
Bacon the little survivor found in the middle of a busy street
Bacon snuggles with Maggie the dog for some motherly love
Bacon loves to eat and steal other’s food
Stretchhhh. He thinks he is the boss.
Bacon today. All grown up! This is him watching TV.
Several feral kittens were trapped last night in Brooklyn by a few volunteers. “These guys have been living in a backyard that abuts the M train trestle in Bushwick, Brooklyn. They’re pretty clean considering their living conditions, and surprisingly tame,” said reddit user chrisgee.
The kittens are now in good hands, so the volunteers’ next project is onto finding the mother cat. “Mom is there, we’re going back for her tonight. We didn’t actually intend to trap, we were just prepping. Normally we withhold food for 24 hours before trapping so they’ll be hungry enough to go in the traps. So even though they weren’t super hungry the kittens all fell for it. Mom however was evasive, but we removed all food so when we go back tonight we’ll most likely get her.” (update: the mama cat is found)
They are now fostering the kittens. With those that still need some taming work, chrisgee gives a tip on feeding: “Only feed them when you’re present so they know human = food = good.”
They were found living in a backyard hat abuts the M train trestle in Bushwick, Brooklyn
They are surprisingly tame even though they have had very little human contact before last night
He was the ringleader, the first to be trapped
She is a sweet little girl with a little bow in her hair
This little guy weighs in more than the others
This girl, still needs some time to be comfortable with human contact. “She preferred to spend her time here.”