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Kent and Lanie have come a long way from two hopeless newborn rescues to today healthy and happy kitties thanks to volunteers and vets who never gave up on them.

They were rescued along with their mom by the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center in Greenfield, Wisconsin. “Mom has been recovering nicely from an upper respiratory infection she acquired while at animal control but she now has mastitis, making it difficult to nurse. Complicating matters, the babes [had] upper respiratory infections which made syringe and bottle feeding difficult, if not impossible. Without intervention, we felt they would most likely not make it. We transferred the babes to a critical care clinic… where they [were] tube fed and safely administered antibiotics and other fluids for a few days,” said the shelter.

Slowly but surely, the two tiny furballs were nursed back to health.

“Kent and Lanie are amazing and we can’t imagine life without them. And while we still have a few key milestones to achieve, their likelihood of survival is nearly 100% at this point,” they added.

Two tiny rescue newborns, Lanie and Kent. They were found sick and their mom couldn’t feed them

rescue kittens from Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center

rescue kittens from Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center

Volunteers and vets never gave up on these tiny ones and they have come through and thrived:

rescue kittens from Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center

What love can do… they are happy for their second chance at life

rescue kittens from Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center

Photos by Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center (follow Kent and Lanie’s updates on Facebook).

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Meet Daniel! He has two extra toes on each foot, for a total of 26 toes, which is only two shy of the world record. Amy Rowell from Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center, went to animal control to pick up another cat, when Daniel put his paws through a cage and hit her head.

“He was very clearly saying I need to be rescued, I’d like to be your friend, please pay attention to me,” said Amy.

Daniel and his big mittens

cute rescue cat with 26 toes

He has 26 toes

cute rescue cat with 26 toes

cute rescue cat with 26 toes

cute rescue cat with 26 toes
Daniel has helped his shelter raised enough money to secure financing their new building:

Photos by Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center.

Update: We are happy to report that they were adopted together to a loving home.

Lida is a rescue cat mama who loves her kitten like no other. She only has one kitten and this makes her baby extra special for her.

A few months ago, Lida a calico kitty was spotted and taken to a local animal control agency as an “unclaimed” pregnant stray cat. She was then rescued and placed in the care of the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center.

“At her first medical exam, it was determined that she had three kittens developing,” said the shelter, but when she began to labor, it was not an easy task for the new cat mama. After trying everything possible to promote contractions with no luck, they decided to take her to veterinary care. “We felt it was in the best interest of mom (who was exhausted at this point) and unborn kittens to be examined immediately. We transported her to the after hours veterinarian who agreed that Lida was unlikely to deliver naturally. We contemplated waiting until the morning to perform a c-section at our veterinarian but the risk was too high,” the shelter wrote.

“After detecting just one heartbeat on ultrasound, we authorized an immediate c-section.” Then the little ginger boy was born and became the only survivor.

Lida hugging her new born baby

cute calico cat mama hugging her ginger kitten

It was an immediate plethora of love from Lida to her new born. She started nursing the little guy despite just coming out of the surgery and recovering. She cuddled with her only kitten like her most precious thing. “Everyone caring for these two are just in awe at their bond; Lida has completely redefined ‘devoted mother’ and Thomas is just precious and very much in love with his mother,” said the shelter.

There is not too much time where the two aren’t together. Today baby Thomas is thriving and Lida is improving day by day. Thomas just got fixed today and the first thing he did after the surgery was to snuggle up with his mom in a comfy bed.

 Mom’s love!

cute calico cat mama cuddles with her kitten

Thomas is very attached to Lida

cute ginger kitten loves his cat mama

“He is resting on her paw, and she is resting on his paw…they are completely intertwined from nose to tail…”

cute calico cat mama and ginger kitten snuggling

Pure love!

cute calico cat mama cuddles with her kitten

Photos by Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center.