A kitten shows everyone what a warrior he is from being found outside as a newborn to now living the best life.
Mendel the kittenKara @azkittenfostermama
Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue (in Arizona) received a litter of newborn kittens desperately needing help. A concerned citizen had found them in her backyard without a mother in sight.
“A panicked lady walked in the door asking for help. I ran out to the parking lot and she had three tiny babies all bundled up. They were gravely injured (likely bite wounds by another animal),” Kara Yancey of Sun Cities 4 Paws shared with Love Meow.
The rescue wasn’t open at the time, but Kara and her coworker, Jon, sprang into action and took them in to get them help.
He was found in a backyard as a newborn kittenKara @azkittenfostermama
They cleaned off all the pesky fleas that had smothered the kittens and treated them for their wounds. The little ones were cold to the touch, so they kept them warm in an incubator, and Kara took them home to continue round-the-clock feedings.
Despite their very best efforts to save them all, two of the kittens (Morgan and Watson) lost their fight. The sole survivor, Mendel, perked up overnight. The little palm-sized wonder was determined to live.
He pulled through after a rough start in lifeKara @azkittenfostermama
“After some antibiotics, several baths, probiotics, and TLC, he was eating well, gaining weight, and becoming a very vocal little guy,” Kara told Love Meow.
When his eyes were opened, his meow also intensified at feeding time. “Every few hours, my alarm would go off and I’d look over to see his curious little face in the incubator window looking at me as if to say, ‘Where’s my bottle?'”