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This tiny kitty is a fighter who was found in the middle of a highway. When they brought him to the vet, they could feel every bone in his back. In the past 2 days, he went from dehydrated, listless and unable to see to moving and eating on his own.

“Hard to believe that just 48 hours ago this little darling was hanging onto life by a thread. We had to drip formula into his mouth and he could barely swallow, look at him now, eating on his own. Gwinner truly IS a miracle,” said CATS Cradle Shelter via their Facebook page.

“This little nugget was found laying in the middle of a highway. A kind person stopped and picked him up and dropped him off at the Humane Society Fargo Moorhead. Fresh out of qualified fosters who can bottle feed and do sub Q fluids, she called on CATS Cradle Shelter for help…. He was only 12% hydrated and needed fluids immediately. His eyes were stuck shut and sunken in, you can feel every vertebrae in his spine he is so thin.”

Gwinner the kitten was found on the highway, dehydrated, lifeless and starving. His eyes were stuck shut. Even the vet was worried that he wouldn’t be able to make it, but the little one survived against all odds.

kitten rescued from highway survived thanks to kind people

They fed him through a syringe & nursed him back to health over night. 24 hours later, his eyes began to open and he was given a warm bath.

kitten rescued from highway survived thanks to kind people

About 2 days after the rescue, he started eating on his own. Now he is getting better and healthier.

kitten rescued from highway survived thanks to kind people

See him eating on his own for the first time after the rescue [Watch Video]:

It’s amazing how far he’s come in the past 48 hours. With love, warmth and some food, the little kitten has got a second chance at life.

Photos by CATS Cradle Shelter. Follow Gwinner’s updates on Facebook.

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Meet Corky the Cradle Cat, from an abandoned deformed kitten to an inspiration of courage, love and determination. Here is his story:

March 20th, 2012 CATS Cradle Shelter rescued a beautiful 7 month old kitten from the Moorhead Pound. “We were told by the staff at the pound that he was found dragging himself down a sidewalk on Main Avenue in Moorhead. The moment that we saw him we knew that there was something familiar about him.”

“Just one month prior to this they had received a phone call from a young woman who claimed to have rescued a 6 month old kitten that matches Corkys description exactly from a neglectful situation, this kitten had ‘backwards and crisscrossed legs’ to quote her. We agreed to meet the woman at 10AM the next morning to take this kitten in… Well, she never showed up, we repeatedly called her to find out if there was a problem, but she never answered and never returned any of our messages. After days of frustration at not being able to contact this woman, we had to let it go, and hope that this woman would do the right thing by this kitten and provide for him. Fast forward to March 20th, 2012 and the day we got the call from the pound. The only thing that needs to be said here is once we saw him, we instinctively KNEW that this was our guy from the phone call a month earlier.”

Though they never got an answer to how Corky ended up in the pound, it was a relief that they finally had him. “Corky would have been euthanized if left in the pound.”

Corky has been a little trooper. Even though he has gone through surgery, an amputation of his troublesome leg and treatment after treatment, he never gives up hope.

“Corky was hospitalized from April 5th until April 30th, the majority of that time was spent on various types of therapy to try and save that left leg. I am happy to report that Corky has been released from the hospital, is now living in with a CATS Cradle Shelter Director and her family and seems to be doing just fine, in fact his spirits are better now than they were before. He seems happy, playful, and alert,and enjoys playing with his 3 canine siblings and 3 feline siblings. While he has a long road ahead of him to build muscle in his lower body and strength in his remaining rear leg, he is beginning to use his leg more and more every day and we feel that Corky will have a wonderful quality of life full of love with limitless opportunities to help unite the world in the plight of rescue. We are now TEAM CORKY!”

Corky the cat born with twisted legs rescued from the pound


He is a trooper.

Corky the Cradle Cat deformed gets second chance

Corky the Cradle Cat deformed gets second chance

Learning to stand up

Corky the Cradle Cat deformed gets second chance

Before and after the surgery


Corky today, happy and healthy. He’s an inspiration of courage, love and determination

Corky the Cradle Cat deformed gets second chance

Photos by CATS Cradle Shelter. Follow Corky’s updates on Facebook.

This is Daisy, she is one of the 4 starving kitties survived a coyote attack and were taken in by the CATS Cradle Shelter in Fargo, North Dakota. She was just 5 weeks old and weighed in only 6 ounces. “You can see by her bulging eye sockets and thinning hair that she would not have lasted much longer, not to mention that at 5 weeks she should weigh about 1 1/4 pounds not 6 ounces,” wrote CATS Cradle Shelter on Facebook.

Their mother didn’t make it after trying to protect them from the coyote attack. “We immediately put them all on KMR and a ‘Recovery’ wet food… We also have dry kitten kibble, softened with KMR. After 4 days with one of our fosters, Daisy has gained 1.5 ounces, the largest kitten gained 2.5 ounces and the other 2 gained between 1 and 2 ounces. They are now more active and playful.” They were messy little eaters and Daisy sometimes looked as if she took a swim in her formula.

When little Daisy and her siblings went for their second checkup, the vet was pleased with their progress thanks to the loving care of their foster mom Lori and her family and Romeo, the family’s English Sheepdog who “has stepped up to surrogate parent these little orphans.”

The shelter recently reported that all four kitties have been adopted together! “They will be sharing their home with their foster canine brother Romeo forever. Lori and her husband have decided that they just cannot part with them and they are now officially adopted.” With their help and love, Daisy and her litter mates have made an amazing transformation from “the wee little malnourished pumpkins into the gorgeous kittens they have grown into,” said the shelter. And Daisy despite still being the smallest kitty in her litter, she’s now 11 weeks old at 1.54 pounds. “Pretty impressive considering she was a mere 6 ounces at 5 weeks of age.”

“We got these babies just in time, I do not believe they would have survived more than another day or so. I am so thrilled with how great they look now, barely recognizable from their former selves.”

Little Daisy at 5 weeks old, weighed only 6 ounces

cute tiny kitten rescued by CATS cradle shelter daisy

Checking out the dish washer

cute tiny kitten rescued by CATS cradle shelter daisy explores dish washer

At 7 weeks old, Daisy is bigger and healthier

cute tiny kitten rescued by CATS cradle shelter daisy

Daisy and her litter mates today! All adopted together!

cute tiny coyote kittens rescued by CATS cradle shelter

Daisy, then and now

Photos by CATS Cradle Shelter (follow them on Facebook). Updates from Team Corky