Posts Tagged‘then and now’

There were many sleepless nights after they rescued a baby kitten whose eyes hadn’t opened. They named him little Gatsby. “After 2 long weeks of bottle feeding this little guy, he’s now fat, happy and my new best friend,” the rescuer wrote via reddit.

“I found this kitten in the yard all alone,” they said. “The mom left this one when she moved the nest it was left in the open in my yard and I watched a cat come up to it and then walk away, assuming it was the mom.”

With a lot of love, Gatsby is thriving in his new family. “Little Gatsby is very content after some milk and a warm belly rub.”

This is when they found little Gatsby in the yard. The round of clock care began that night.

rescue baby kitten nursed back to health

He was very tiny. They brought him blankets to keep him warm.

rescue baby kitten nursed back to health

One of their dogs came to help too. The kitty was happy to get a bath.

rescue baby kitten nursed back to health

Their other dog came to visit the kitty while he was taking a nap in his human’s shirt.

rescue baby kitten nursed back to health

After days of feeding and caring, Gatsby was nursed back to health. This is him holding his human’s hand, feeling comfortable after some milk and a warm belly rub.

rescue baby kitten nursed back to health

Photos via reddit.

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Cashew is a three week old kitten abandoned at a PetSmart, but now he’s abandoned no more!

“Someone dropped him off at Petsmart Friday night and I couldn’t leave him there. He was COVERED in fleas, his fur matted with filth, and had an issue with his right eye. He didn’t cry when I held him, so I ended up holding him all night,” Cashew’s rescuer wrote via imgur.

Soon Cashew found himself in a place he calls home. “He’s the awesome one for coming into our lives. Since I’ve never hand-raised a kitten before, my vet and I are texting constantly. She said his blood work wouldn’t be conclusive until he was 12 weeks old. (crazy, right??) When she saw him on Saturday, she gave him a bath, de-worming, and some medication for his eye. Then we spent the next 20 minutes or so picking fleas off his tiny body. When I got home, we removed another 25. But he’s super strong and incredibly stubborn, lol. The vet says he’s very healthy,” she said via reddit.

Initially, her husband just wanted to foster the kitten since they already have another cat, but that quickly changed. “He was adamant about not keeping another cat, and just fostering him until he was old enough for adoption. He’s come around though. Cashew charmed him like crazy! We now have a second cat. :)”

Meet Cashew! The poor little guy was in need of help and a lot of love. A good Samaritan spotted him at a PetSmart and knew immediately that she had to save him.

Cashew the no longer abandoned kitten

“What a difference a day makes! After a trip to the vet, serious de-fleaing and a bath, he’s a new kitten! As of Sunday night, he is flea free.”

Cashew the no longer abandoned kitten

“At 10pm Saturday night, Cashew decided walking was the best thing ever. He was so weak on Friday he could barely lift his little body. On Sunday, he was grooming himself, studying everything, moving like a champ, and purring like mad.”

Cashew the no longer abandoned kitten

They introduced him to their family dog. “Cashew (cat) really wants to get at the dog. They’re both going to have to wait until he’s older.”

Cashew the no longer abandoned kitten

Cashew now has a cuddle buddy, Teddy!

Cashew the no longer abandoned kitten

“Look how big he’s getting after just 4 nights!! All he does is coo, purr, romp, eat, and poo. His favorite thing to do is bite ears and noses. He started ‘running’ and playing Tuesday night.”

Cashew the no longer abandoned kitten

Photos via imgur.

Meet Stitch! He’s a little fighter who survived some animal attack. Stitch was in poor shape when they found him, but the little guy did not give up.

“They guess him to be about 10 days old. He was taken to my vets with a nasty gash on his neck down to the muscle. He got cleaned up, stitched up, and antibiotics. His mother has refused to feed him since the attack because she is so traumatized also. My friend Julie is bottle feeding and fostering him until he’s 6 weeks old,” Carla writes.

The little guy has come a long way!

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Meet Stitch! He is a little fighter!

Stitch kitten survived animal attack

Stitch was in poor shape when they rescued him. The little guy did not want to give up!

Stitch kitten survived animal attack on his way to foster home

Stitch taking a nap in his warm blankie after getting his belly filled.

Stitch kitten survived animal attack

Slinky the cat checking out baby Stitch.

Stitch kitten survived animal attack comforted by cat

Visiting the vet! Even Dr. Braley isn’t immune to the squee factor!

Stitch kitten survived animal attack at the vet first time

Eyes wide opened! Stitch is getting bigger and stronger everyday!

Stitch kitten survived animal attack

Boop!

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Stitch now! He’s come a long way!

Stitch kitten survived animal attack

WATCH VIDEO: Stitch having his first bottle!

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Moses the kitten became motherless at only a couple days old. He’s noisy, adorable, and his survival is a miracle. This is his story.

He was very hungry when they brought him home. They kept him warm and fed him around the clock. After a lot of hard work and love, Moses was brought back to health and started to thrive!

“This is Moses, filling up on kitten formula. He was orphaned just a few days after birth, and just opened his eyes the day before this.”

Moses learning to walk!

Moses loves the sound of the water running in the kitchen because he knows that his food is soon to come. This is what happens when he becomes impatient.

Moses as a tiny baby then…

moses the rescue cat sleeping by computer

Moses all grown up now!

moses the rescue cat sleeping by computer

Photos from Moses the Cat.

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Meet Derby, a tiny white kitten rescued from a shelter and given a second chance at life. This is what love can do.

Little Derby came to Good Karma Pet Rescue in South Florida in rough shape, but the little guy is a fighter.

In less than 48 hours after the rescue, Derby’s infected eye was clearing up and his skin started to heal thanks to the tireless efforts from Derby’s foster mom Gina.

This is Derby doing his best burrito impression

what love can do rescue kitten derby bottle burrito

Derby was so tiny when they rescued him from a shelter. The little guy is a fighter and starts purring by the touch.

what love can do rescue kitten derby

A few days after the rescue, Derby is all perked up and healthy!

what love can do rescue kitten derby

Little Derby today! “Derby is growing big and strong. He is eating like a little champ!”

what love can do rescue kitten derby

Soon Derby will need a forever loving home. Would you consider Derby to be your forever friend?

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Two inseparable tabbies, Gimli and Chance.

This is what love and a forever home can do :).

Gimli and Chance at their new home!

stray kittens then and now cats

They were given a lot of of food, a very needed bath…

stray kittens then and now cats

…and a comfortable blanket to sleep on.

stray kittens then and now cats

Their humans make comfortable beds too.

stray kittens then and now cats

They grew bigger each day…

stray kittens then and now cats snuggling

This is Gimli and Chance now!

stray kittens then and now cats

Perching on the cat tree next to their giant bird TV.

stray kittens then and now cats

This is what love can do!

stray kittens then and now cats

Photos by Andrew d’Entremont.

Volunteers at the Cat Haven in Western Australia found these tiny little ones that needed some help. They had to take them in.

“These little guys are just three weeks old! They were abandoned in a crate at Cat Haven with nothing but a note say their mum was a ragdoll,” Cat Haven WA wrote on Instagram.

Meet Gandalf, Arwen and Gwen. Their new adventure began when they were rescued by the volunteers at Cat Haven.

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

Cuddly little kitties experiencing their foster home for the first time.

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

“Pawese to meet you!”

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

“Rawr! I’m lion!”

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

The bed now belongs to the kitties!

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

Arwen is watching over Gandalf while he sleeps.

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

WATCH VIDEO: Arwen giving Gandalf a bath.

These three kitties all have found their forever homes. “It is always hard to say goodbye but these babies are ready for their next adventure! Fostering is challenging at times but so rewarding to know you saved these babies lives,” said their fosterer via Instagram.

three kittens abandoned at Cat Haven shelter

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