Kittens left on the doorstep by Cat got help just in time and had turned their lives around
A cat left her kittens on a family’s doorstep. The feline siblings got help just in time and their lives were changed forever.
A family from Canada found three kittens on their doorstep with no mother in sight. They waited for the cat to come back to fetch their babies, but nothing was in sight.
Unfortunately, one of the kittens did not survive the harsh nature. The family brought the remaining two kittens into the house and tried to bottle-feed them as best they could.
When they realized they were over their heads, they turned to Chatons Orphelins Montréal, a rescue group in Montreal, Canada, for their assistance.
The kittens were about five weeks old at the time and were only skin and bones. They had problems eating and holding food in their tiny bodies. After the rescue agreed to take them in, the family drove to Montreal for over an hour and put the kittens in safe hands.
“The brother and sister couple came into our care and they were in rough shape. We named them Maui (ginger) and Athena (gray) and started treatment and a 24/7 feeding schedule,” said Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montréal shared with Love Meow.
The kittens were only half the size of their age and barely had enough strength to hold their heads up. Although they were very fragile and thin, they never left each other and clung to it with all their might.
The two siblings were inseparable and constantly cheered. They would cry and seek out each other if they weren’t in sight.
“It’s amazing that they made it this far. They were so malnourished, but kept fighting for their lives.”
The kittens clung to their bottles like champs and devoured the food like there was no tomorrow. Although they still struggled with stomach problems, nothing stopped them from eating to their hearts’ content.
“The kittens spent a lot of time sleeping so their bodies could heal and regain their strength. The brother and sister stuck together like glue and lay on top of each other while napping,” added Celine.
“Their foster mother fed them tirelessly every 2-3 hours and after about a week they gained weight.”
Little brother Maui had more challenges and needed more care and time to recover. Athena kept him company and was his greatest cheerleader and support.
After two weeks of intensive care, the two did 180. They were bigger, stronger, and more active than ever.
“The kittens are tied to their foster mother. Every time she comes in with a bottle, they climb on her arm to get attention and cry until the food is served.”
Maui and Athena have changed completely since they came to the rescue. “Without the enormous efforts of their foster mother, they would not have made it,” said Celine Love Meow.
With the help of their loving foster family, the brother and sister have overcome every hurdle and are on the way to a bright future.
They’ve turned out to be the cutest cuddle bugs, and their personalities shine through.
“Maui, who was underdeveloped, is finally catching up in size. He’s still smaller but has a full stomach and a lot of energy,” said Celine.
The ginger boy enjoys being held tight like a baby and is always looking for more cuddles.
“Athena, the larger of the two, is also the braver. She is not afraid of anything and is friendly and very adventurous.”
They thrive in caring for no worries in the world.
The two best friends learn to eat Big Kitty and get more playful and wild every day.
Maui and Athena love their VIP lives as pampered house cats. In a few weeks, they will be ready to find a family that they will love and cherish forever.
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