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Jack the kitty was born in a cactus patch and survived a difficult time living around cacti. When he was rescued, he was very skinny and weak, but a kind person who found him and the overnight vet stay helped the little ginger boy turn around.

cactus jack cat rescued From Cactus PatchHe was 3 weeks old at the time with a severe eye infection that kept his eyes closed shut and was covered in cactus needles. The vet removed what they could, but it wasn’t enough. Jack’s human spent hours every morning picking out the needles for him one by one. “He sat patiently for it all, and even started purring.” (Read full story of Jack’s beginning)

Little Jack has repeatedly defied the odds and is flourishing. Despite how weak and malnourished he was, Jack fought his way through the journey. Not only did he regain strength, but he got most of his vision back.

It’s been a year since Jack was saved. It’s hard to imagine what the first 3 weeks of his life was like living in a cactus patch. The brave kitty is now very loved and happy for the new life he’s been given.

He adores the person who pulled him out of the cactus patch and nursed him back to health. “He cries if I leave the room for more than a few minutes, and he sleeps curled up with me.”

Jack the kitty was born in a cactus patch and lived there for 3 weeks. He was weak, malnourished, and covered in needles when he was found. The vet didn’t believe that he could survive but little guy was a fighter.

cactus jack cat rescued From Cactus Patch

Jack repeatedly defied the odds and is flourishing.

cactus jack cat rescued From Cactus Patch

Not only did he regain strength, but he got most of his vision back.

cactus jack cat rescued From Cactus Patch

This is Jack when he was a tiny kitten.

cactus jack cat rescued From Cactus Patch

Jack now all grown up. He loves his home and the person who saved him and nursed him back to health.

cactus jack cat rescued From Cactus Patch

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This little kitty is a trooper who was rescued from a cactus patch by a kind person and eventually nursed back to health. This is his story to recovery:

Kitty’s human wrote via imgur:

This little guy was born in a cactus patch. The mother would not let us get near them. The siblings did not make it, but this baby did and we eventually got him out of there. We had no pictures of him before we took him to the emergency vet because we were sure they’d have to put him to sleep. The next morning we picked him up and he looked 100% better than he did before. We call him Cactus Jack!

He was about 3 weeks old when we saved him, but very skinny. His eyes and nose were completely swollen and crusted shut, and he still had hundreds of cactus needles all over his body (even in his tongue/gums!). The Vet removed what they could, but they were tiny needles that blended in with his fur. I spent hours every morning picking more out of him. He sat patiently for it all, and even started purring. When Jack started opening his eyes, we were pretty sure he’d be completely blind. He was also very weak and malnourished. The veterinarians who saw him all said “You might lose him at any moment.”

Luckily, with some love and care (and lots of medicine).. Jack regained his strength and most of his vision. Jack is basically a normal kitten now. Aside from being skinnier than other kittens and having a bit of visible eye damage in his left eye, you could never tell he spent the first 3 weeks of his life being tortured by cacti. Jack is now 7 weeks old. He loves to cuddle and play with my other cats. He cries if I leave the room for more than a few minutes, and he sleeps curled up with me.

He is also a ham for the camera!

Rescued and safe…

cute kitten rescued from cactus patch

cute kitten rescued from cactus patch

cute kitten rescued from cactus patch

Road to recovery…

cute kitten rescued from cactus patch

cute kitten rescued from cactus patch

Video of Jack:

Photos by whereitsbeautiful via reddit.