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Atlas was born with shortened tendons, but the little Titan is a warrior.

He just got his splints today. “Our vet was very optimistic about him. He’s a strong little guy (thus the name), and he’s already moving himself around with the splints,” said mytrucci via reddit.

Meet Atlas. He was born with shortened tendons, but the little Titan is a warrior.

titan the black kitten with cast legs

“He’s a strong little guy (thus the name), and he’s already moving himself around with the splints.”

titan the black kitten with cast legs

Photo via reddit.

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A black tiny kitten found a second chance at life around Halloween last year. No one was there to claim her until a kind man and his family who took her home, nursed her and turned her into a beautiful lady cat that she is today. She stole his human dad’s heart and made him a cat convert for life.

Olive’s human dad wrote via reddit:

We found her right around Halloween last year in a ditch while visiting in-laws. It’s a really rural area, no one lives near them. She was underweight, unusually small, and meowing loudly. Good thing too or, we probably wouldn’t have noticed her. She really looked like she wouldn’t make it through the night, and even if she had, there are so many free roaming hunting dogs around there… From the pic you can sorta tell how small she really was, she could just sit in the palm of your hand. My guess is she was left behind. From what I understand, its not unusual for mother cats to abandon kittens they don’t expect to survive. Anyways, we scooped her up and gave her a bath, she was pretty muddy and flea infested, a few ticks. We listed her in the paper for a week as a found kitten, but as expected no one claimed her (actually we thought it was a “him” at the time, OLIVER, named for the orphan in “Oliver and Company,” became OLIVE after a trip to the vet).

The veterinary office also found out for us that she had a really bad case of ear mites as well. That’s such a sad thing to treat on new kitten. She really freaked whenever we gave her the medicated ear drops. By the time we were ready to head back toward the city, she had warmed up to us a lot and I to her as well. I had never been a cat owner in my life up to that point, nor had I ever had to bottle feed anything. I’ll admit I was “a dog person,” but I was soon amazed by the intricacies of her mannerisms, the way her eyes truly sparkled of intelligence, how articulated her paws were…and then… that sweet little motor boat purr. Deal Sealed. Olive was going to be ours from now on. I never ever expected nearly the same thing to happen again about a half year later. That’s where Otto (Otto’s story) came in…

When Olive was rescued…

Olive from a cute little furball to a proper lady cat

Photos by Fu3l via Reddit. More on Olive and Otto.

After rescuing four small stray kittens without their mother, a fifth, much smaller kitten was found. “On Auguest 8th, 2012, he came to join his siblings. He had a very rough start, but persevered, and is currently doing well,” said Robyn Anderson.

cute rescue black kitten runtThey named him Tony (Rocky Horror) “He is teeny tiny, the runt of the litter.” He went through some ups and downs. One time “We truly thought he had passed away. Fred picked him up, and then Tony’s mouth opened. I wrapped him in a warm blanket, and brought him downstairs, where I sat on the couch with him. He was so cold and still and barely breathing, that we both believed it was only going to be a matter of time. We discussed what to do and decided to try to get some fluids into him. I didn’t think it would do any good, but it was certainly worth a try. So I syringed some Pediasorb into his mouth, which he swallowed. And then I syringed some more in, and he swallowed it. I held him on a warming pad on my lap, and at one point he cried out and arched his back and I didn’t think it would be long. I think it was about an hour and a half after we found him that all of a sudden he rolled onto his stomach and looked up at me and said ‘What?’,” wrote Robyn on her blog.

“When we found him Friday morning, I would have said there was no chance that he was going to make it…. Not only has he started eating like it’s going out of style, but yesterday he started PLAYING, and I only wish I had taken the camera upstairs with me when I went up to offer them some wet food at noon. After he ate (and ate and ate and ate), Tony (Rocky Horror) Pickle walked around and batted at toys, and then he play-fought with Polly and with Joe, and in both cases the bigger kittens were fairly gentle with him, but when he thought they were getting the better of him, he growled and yowled, and Polly and Joe backed right off. Oh, he is going to be a force to be reckoned with.”

“He’s up over a pound now…. He’s playful, he loves snuggling up with (and beating up on) his siblings, he’s using the litter box faithfully, and last night? Perfect poop. He earned the Gold, Silver AND Bronze medals. From half-dead to the poopin’ champ of the world in 10 short days! Now that, my friends, is a success story,” Robyn added on her blog.

Tony had a rough start, but persevered and now thriving!

cute rescue black kitten the runt

He takes play time very seriously!

cute rescue black kitten the runt

Eating with his siblings. He’s the runt of the litter.

cute rescue black kitten the runt

Snuggle time!

cute rescue black kitten the runt

They were rescued by Challenger’s House in Toney, Alabama. More updates at Love and Hisses.

Photos courtesy of Robyn Anderson (flickr: RobynAnderson).

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