kitten rescued from an abusive home melts into his rescuer’s arms knowing he is finally safe.
When a woman in Hawaii found a lonely and frightened kitten on her property, she immediately rushed to help him.
It didn’t take long for her to fall madly in love with him.
She immediately took him in, looking forward to having a new member in the house.
Unfortunately, her boyfriend and mother were not on board with this idea.
In fact, they hated cats and were very violent towards the poor cat.
The idea of placing him in a home saddened the woman, but it broke her heart even more to see him mistreated by his family members.
She knew she had to find him a new home quickly.
In search of safety
The woman posted a message in a Facebook group, Catopia Hawaii, asking if anyone could help her.
Bret Thompsett and his girlfriend, Aimei, saw the post and immediately sought help.
The woman informed Bret of the situation and mentioned that the kitten was also starting to suffer from an illness.
Bret immediately agreed to go examine the kitten, initially thinking that the illness was not too serious.
However, Bret was surprised to find that the kitten, later named Christopher Robin, was not just sick.
What he discovered was actually much worse…
Knocking on heaven’s door
The kitten, who was only two and a half months old, was already knocking on death’s door.
He had a severe upper respiratory infection (URI), extremely infected eyes and green snot bubbling out of his nose.
“He was literally limp in my hands…and in very bad shape,” Bret recalls.
Seeing how much the poor kitten was suffering, Bret and Aimei immediately took him to a veterinarian to get the medical attention and relief he desperately needed.
Christopher Robin immediately began treatment while the rescue couple waited with their fingers crossed.
Fortunately, Christopher Robin was a fighter. He wasn’t about to give up!
Within days, he bounced back.
Just when things were starting to look up for Christopher Robin, the vets discovered something worse than his URI: ringworm.
“Everyone says, ‘Oh my God, no, not ringworm! That’s the worst thing in the world! ‘ So we went all in,” Bret shared.
It was especially worrisome because the disease was contagious to the other rescued cats and the resident cats in Bret and Aimei’s home.
They isolated Christopher Robin for six weeks straight during his treatment, handling him carefully with surgical gowns and gloves.
The road to recovery
Fortunately, little Christopher Robin was very brave!
“He didn’t complain once and didn’t try to get out. Some cats we’ve had that have had to be isolated, hate life…and are very upset,” Bret said.
Christopher Robin seemed to understand what was going on and did his best to do what was necessary for his recovery.
Very quickly, he was back on his feet.
His personality began to show as he could finally play and snuggle with his foster family without worry.
It was then that Bret and Aimei realized that Christopher Robin was truly a lively and loving cat.
Finding a forever home
Despite all he had been through, it turned into one of the sweetest rescues they’ve ever had.
“He loved bumping his head. He purred so loudly, and he really appreciated that we rescued him,” Bret shared.
Thanks to Christopher Robin’s irresistible charm and beauty, it didn’t take long to find him a great family.
“He just fit right in. He went right into the new family and was like ‘I’m home! This is my new home now!” and he settled in. They love him,” Bret said.
Bret and Aimei are so happy that Christopher Robin is finally in his place.
He is in good hands, thankful that he will never have to worry about being neglected or hurt again!
Follow Bret and Aimei on Instagram to keep up with all their adorable rescue cats and learn how you can help them continue their rescue missions!
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