Posts Tagged‘calico’

Kally the Calico cat was found in the wreckage of homes destroyed by the massive tornado that hit Moore, Okla. Her rescuer wrapped her up with her shirt to keep her warm.

After the tornado, Kally’s family posted a search ad on the OKC Lost Pets website, hoping to find their beloved cat. The next day, people started responding to the post with a link to a photo of a Calico cat that was just rescued by a kind person. It was Kally who was found alive.

“…this little girl was taken to the vet just in time. She wouldn’t have made it much longer with her liver in the shape it was,” said Shannyn P via Moore Oklahoma Tornado Recovery.

“Truly a blessing to know there are so many wonderful people out there ready to drop everything at a moment’s notice to help those in need, two and four legged,” she added.

Kally saved by the kind person who found her and has reunited with her family

kelly the cat found after moore okla. tornado

Photo via Moore Oklahoma Tornado Recovery

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Holly the cat traveled 190 miles to reunite with her family. This calico with a great sense of direction escaped from her family’s motor home after being spooked by fireworks one night while on vacation in Daytona, Florida.

It was in November when Holly went missing. “For days, her frantic owners handed out flyers and alerted local agencies, before they finally headed home, distraught and without Holly,” reported ABC News.

62 days after the incident, Barb Mazzola found an exhausted and hungry cat in her backyard. “She was so skinny, all bones and weak and she could hardly walk,” Mazzola said via ABC News.

She cared for her and eventually took her to the vet where they scanned Holly and identified her with a microchip. They contacted the owners that Holly had been found. To their surprise, she was found in the same neighborhood where her home is.

“For Holly, an inside cat, to clock 190 miles by herself is nothing short of a miracle, said Marty Becker, a veterinarian.” (ABC News)

Holly, Lost Cat, Travels 190 Miles Home To Owners

Holly, Lost Cat, Travels 190 Miles Home To Owners

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This is a story of a woman who runs 30 minutes through traffic to save the life of a tiny kitten.

woman runs 30 minutes through traffic save kitten

Josie T Liem from Bandung, Indonesia just came out from a job interview and was on the road with her co-worker just halfway home.  “He lives in an apartment downtown, in a legendary street called Braga which has endless row of hotels, pubs and other sorts of night entertainment. The location is surrounded by one-way roads, and since it’s the city center, the street and the surrounding areas are always dense, if not tightly packed. The problem started when I heard a kitten’s panicked meow,” Liem wrote on Whiskers Syndicate.

“From inside the car, I saw a box right at the lip of the heavy traffic at a bus shelter. At the side of the box I saw a white tiny kitten yelling endlessly in terror, calling for its mother. I hate that moment the most. I couldn’t jump out from the car, I couldn’t help the kitten and I couldn’t do anything to resolve the situation. The best I could muster was to go back to the bus station as soon as my associate dropped me off in front of the apartment building; and during that awfully long 30 minutes, I begged and prayed that God would take care of the kitten until I returned. When the car finally pulled over, I jumped out, politely declined his courtesy of a cup of tea, showed my sincere appreciation of his willingness to drive me all the way and hit the road. I told you that the area is surrounded by one way roads right? If I took public transportation, it would go around and take a long time, not to mention the traffic jam, so I put my bag onto my back and did what I always do when I need to act fast. I ran.”

Liem followed the kitten crying and ran with all her might for 30 minutes. “I ran against the flowing, honking, speeding, uncaring cars and motorcycles. My ears were filled with the sound of the kitten’s pleading, and I prayed Hail Mary out loud just to keep my mind focused while continuing to run against road flow. Half an hour later, I was panting right in front of the bus stop, but the box was gone. It was getting dark, and the only hope was the faint meow that I heard from the bushes behind the bus shelter, so I fell on my knees and started to crawl. To heck with people who think I’m crazy. This time, I am,” she wrote.

She got one – a tiny calico who had been crying for help all along.

The kittens got out of the box and one succumbed to the exhaustion and the cold and one went toward the relentless road, where cars sped up “like it’s the end of the world.” Liem was heart broken when she find out only the little calico survived, but it’s a life that is worth saving. She tried to stop a bus in the middle of a busy road to get home. “I saw a bus coming, and wave my hand to stop it; but as soon as the driver heard a kitten crying from inside my jacket, he closed the door before I stepped in and went rushing ahead, brushing my arms. I am not surprised.  Bus drivers or other public transport had been rejecting me all the time when they know I bring a cat with me…. so I just stood there, for who knows how long, waiting for the kitten to get tired and sleep. Then I took a bus ride home.”

“The new baby is called Monday. I want to keep her eyes shining. I want to keep those small breaths blowing, I want to keep her little step going, I want to see her make it through. I want her to know that because she asked, it will be given. Because she knocked, the door will be opened. That in one hour, two prayers went to heaven, and both were answered. One hour that changed the lives of two. One hour that will last forever.”

woman runs 30 minutes through traffic save kitten

woman runs 30 minutes through traffic save kitten

by Josie T Liem at the Whiskers Syndicate in Bandung, Indonesia. See full story. Brought to you by The Great Animal Rescue Chase (facebook).

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Pix the kitty was found in a bush. She was very timid and wouldn’t let anyone near her until Abbi Bell who went on a mission to bring this little feral kitten home.

Abbi wrote: “I came back and put the food down but she was still too scared to go near it with me, and that night I couldn’t get her to come home with me. That was hard. I came back first thing the next day with more food and same deal leave the food and go faaaaar off into the distance. I did this day and night for a week. She got better and I could stand closer but even if I reached down to touch her she’d hiss and run away. One night I couldn’t even find her and had to just leave the food. I was so scared that something had happened to her, but the next morning there she was waiting for me.”

“So the next time my friend came to the gym with me she had a towel ready and I picked her up and put her in it. Ohhh she was not a happy cat at all! I took her back to my place and she hid under the bed. I put food and water under and the next day she’d come out and eat but still hissing if I tried to reach out to her. By the end of that day though she let me pet her and for the first time purred. I even think if it might have been her first purr. She looked a bit shocked as if she was thinking ‘What’s this sound?'” [Full story]

They named her Pix and today she’s grown into a beautiful cat who is very happy and loved.

Pix found in a bush

At a new home

Getting some love

All grown up!

Photos courtesy of ©Abi Bell (Check out Abi’s flickr and photography website).