Rufio is a little tuxedo rescue with a bat-stache on his face. The little guy came from a feral cat mama that didn’t survive the dangerous outdoors. Luckily he and his siblings were given a second chance. “His feral mom disappeared when he was only about five weeks old, leaving him and his litter mates beneath a porch high in the Colorado Rockies,” said Kaelizilla who adopted Rufio from a woman that saved the kitties.
“They all found wonderful homes…. Rufio was actually one of only two babies left ‘unclaimed’ by the time I responded to the woman’s ad. Originally, I had wanted his sibling, an all-black baby boy, but after she described Rufio to me, I changed my mind. By the time we had scheduled our meet-up, the last baby had a home, too…. Although his mum had likely started to wean him, he was so young that I had to bottle feed him in the beginning, while introducing him to wet food. I believe this is why he’s such a hyper-affectionate cat, now,” she added.
Photos by Kaelizilla via reddit.
Sketches the rescue Bengal is special. She may not be able to move like other kitties, but she is extremely happy and active. A couple from California brought her home, giving her the best care they could provide while helping her look for a good home. After months of treatment and searching for a purrfect home, Sketches was adopted by the people who gave her a second chance at life.
Beginning of the story by Andrew L. (Sketches’ Facebook page)
We were visiting our local ASPCA after a long day at the DMV, and there was a woman there who was hysterical. She had found the kitten on her lawn in a trash bag, and brought her to the pound to see if they could take her. The woman at the front desk said they would have to put her down, because she was “not normal, and in a lot of pain.”
I told the woman at the desk that she obviously was not in any pain at all, but the woman did not agree. I asked if there was any way for them to foster her because she was very obviously normal besides the apparent injury. And, the woman at the desk emphatically said ‘no, we will put her down.’
The lady at this point began crying, saying how she didn’t know what to do, this kitten was such a happy, carefree kitten and she didn’t want to put her down. Her husband had told her she could not keep her any longer because they already had four cats.
The couple, Andrew and Lizzie, offered to take the kitten. “We took her, had a slight panic attack in the car (realizing what we had just undertaken!), and drove to the vet for shots,” wrote Andrew.
The vet diagnosed that Sketches’s spine was injured, thus her back end is not functioning properly, causing her half paralyzed and slightly incontinent. Andrew has her wearing preemie diapers and has come up with a routine feeding schedule which works perfectly for Sketches daily needs. Lizzie is Sketches at-home massage therapist.
Since then, they have taken Sketches to see a neurologist and follow it up with acupuncture sessions. Over time, they have noticed a huge progess in her toes. “Little things like flexing her digits, stretching the leg out and reacting to my touch…. I like to think it gives her hope of regaining some movement down the road,” said Andrew.
The couple tried different ways to keep Sketches in shape. They experiemented with hydrotherapy, so Sketches could exercise her legs in a warm bath. Andrew built a wheel chair for the little Bengal, but she outgrew it in just a week.
Sketches moves her tail for the first time:
Sketches making progress, twitching and stretching her toes:
In the meantime they were looking for a perfect home for Sketches because of their living condition which made it difficult for them to keep her.
The adoption process had a few bumps. Sketches returned back to Andrew and Lizzie when the new home didn’t work out. It was a joyful reunion for the couple and when they saw Sketches again, they knew they could never let her go. Edit: In the meantime, the couple was still hoping to find Sketches a home that is right for her, as much as they wanted to keep her more than anything. The search went on.
Sketches is very clingy
Little Sketches then…
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A kind person found these two little helpless kittens behind his apartment, sitting in a box with a bowl of food that wasn’t the right type for their size. Even though at that time, he was not allowed to have pets in his apartment, he took the risk to bring them home, and the rest is history.
“My apartment near [where] I found them was no pets policy so it was a big risk, I could have been evicted or required to let them go but they never found out and I later moved into one that allowed my cats. So all good. Being in college, cost was important but I’ve come to love them too much to give them up,” said Freddocini via reddit.
When he discovered the kittens, they were in the box, and quickly he noticed the food which was sitting untouched. He realized that it was the wrong food for the kittens. “I found them in a cardboard box with the cotton balls and a bowl of food that was too big for them. I brought them home and got them cleaned because they had fleas, fed them some kitten milk and it went from there. [They] got vaccines and spayed and neutered. I’ve had them for about 4 years now and they [are] still cute as ever,” Freddocini added.
The gray kitty turned out to be a princess and the black and white boy is the naughty and vocal one in the house. They have come a long way “from stray kittens to the cats that I love so so much. My babies,” said Freddocini.
Where they were found…
He brought a bottle filled with warm water to keep the kitties warm
Kitties all grown up today!
Photos by Freddocini via reddit.
Nothing is more comfortable than being cradled in mama’s arms.
Mom cuddled her baby to sleep, then
Mother and daughter, now
Photo by ©Stephan O.
Meet Silvio aka Prince Myshkin. He was a little bottle kitten when he was pulled from Animal Control by Eva P. an avid animal rescuer from Brooklyn, New York. She delivered the little gray kitty to Lisa V., who has fostered a countless number of kittens and cats. When she received the little one, she saw nothing but love and a strong will to live.
Fast forward to today. Silvio has grown into a real prince. He was given a second chance, and today he has a place he calls his forever home.
Silvio aka Prince Myshkin gives a wink!
See little Silvio in action:
Silvio gives a surprise look before a cute chin attack
Photos courtesy of Lisa V. (flickr: lisacat).