A kitten who was found on a concrete wall, made a complete turnaround and won the heart of the person who took him in.
Clayton the catLittle Wanderers NYC
Little Wanderers NYC was contacted about a kitten spotted on a concrete wall in the Bronx (New York). He was in very rough shape, meowing for help. Volunteers of the rescue raced to save him and rushed him to the vet.
“We named him Clayton (as he was found on Clay Avenue). The veterinary staff immediately admitted him to stabilize his temperature which was dangerously low,” Little Wanderers NYC shared.
The kitten was estimated to be eight months old, very underweight, and had a severe upper respiratory infection. Despite being very frail, he was eager for attention and tried to lift his head for pets.
He was found on a concrete wall when he was an 8-month-old kittenLittle Wanderers NYC
“Clayton had hypothermia, a horrendous upper respiratory infection and ulcers on his tongue. He was on the brink of death but brought back to life within hours of rescue.”
With critical care to treat his anemia, pneumonia, and a host of other health issues, Clayton was able to open his eyes and breathe a lot better. He was put on heat support to help him regulate his body temperature.
He was immediately admitted to the hospital after he was rescuedLittle Wanderers NYC
“This kitten was so sweet that he purred when medical staff just looked at him,” Little Wanderers NYC shared. “Our collective guess is that he was outside for three weeks or more based on his condition. He is a true friendly cat so we don’t understand why not one soul stepped up.”
The biggest challenge was to get him to eat due to his many ulcers and esophagitis.
He was brought back from the brink and eager for pets and loveLittle Wanderers NYC