The cat that was about to freeze is now happy himself.
A little kitten was discovered in the cold, lost or abandoned by her mother two months ago. A kind passerby heard her cries just in time.
The father brought the infant inside, tried to warm him up, and asked for help. Saving One Life animal rights advocates responded quickly to his request and provided him with a foster home with an incubator.
By the time the kitten was turned over to Caroline Grace, a volunteer at the foster home, he was already extremely sick. “He was not responding to anything due to hypothermia,” she said. “Newborn kittens are quite vulnerable,” Caroline explains.
Caroline spent the next three days in constant trouble, trying to stabilize the kitten’s condition. And her care worked a miracle: a baby named Toby woke up and grabbed the bottle first.
Within days, the kitten learned to purr and would do so whenever his janitors were near. “Toby hasn’t stopped purring since he was five days old!”
Settled in a comfortable playpen, he revealed his inner adventurer and explorer. He tried climbing on human legs and wanted to look in every corner of his room.
“If he needed something (to be picked up or rested, or another bottle), he would let me know by staring me straight in the eye and screaming,” Caroline says.
“No matter where we are in the house, he spends most of the day around us.”
Caroline set out to find a kitten of the same age, knowing how crucial it is for a growing cub to have a playmate.
Caroline learned about a litter of orphaned kittens on the street when Toby was three weeks old. Toby, meanwhile, was looking forward to the opportunity to play with someone his age.
“I offered to take the babies so Toby could meet new people.”
The meeting took place after a two-week quarantine period. Toby was shy at first and didn’t know how to interact with the other kittens.
Caroline explains, “He had never seen other kittens before and didn’t understand their games.”
“However, he joined the team less than a day later!” He couldn’t stop once he learned to wrestle! He had to enjoy playing and embracing new buddies.
Penny, one of the younger children, was so taken with Toby that she chose to follow him.
“When Toby sees Penny kissing someone, he immediately wants to join in,” Caroline explains.
“Penny is hesitant and terrified of new experiences, but watching Toby do something first makes her feel more comfortable and confident.”
“Toby is incredibly confident and loves new sounds, people, places, and things. Penny is a confirmed sissy, she would spend all day in her arms and purring in your ear while curious Toby frolics and explores the world.
Like a brother and sister separated at a young age, they have found each other and can no longer be alone.
“They will never be alone since they will be adopted as a family!” “They will continue to play, explore and cuddle together,” Caroline explains.
“They will be adopted into the most wonderful, loving, and caring family for whom their purring and cuddling will be a gift.”
Toby has made great strides since nearly freezing to death as a newborn.
“He is a miracle child with an infectious joy and love of life. Before my eyes, he has left behind weakness, frailty, and helplessness, to become a healthy, plump, joyful boy – it’s a wonderful story.
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