Two kittens cheer each other on as they scoot their way to a warm home.
Poki and Appa the kittensAbby Meltzer
Abby Meltzer, a foster carer based in Washington D.C. was contacted about a litter of kittens that had been brought into a shelter. They were just a few days old and in desperate need of bottle feedings.
“I picked them up the same day. There were three of them, and one sadly didn’t make it,” Abby shared with Love Meow. “I noticed right away that they moved oddly, mostly scooting from their back legs with their arms immobile at their sides.”
Poki who was the bigger of the two, clung to his sister Appa for comfort.
They were found outside at just a few days oldAbby Meltzer
Poki took to the bottle right away while Appa needed assistance to help her eat through tube-feeding.
Despite being so little, Appa was brave and adventurous, and wanted to explore outside her nest. “She may be the runt but she’s ahead of the curve.”
They share an adorable bondAbby Meltzer
With supportive care and lots of love and encouragement, the kittens started filling out and getting stronger each day.
Despite having little mobility in their front arms, the kittens were determined to move around their nest. They used their torsos and back legs to push themselves forward, and even tried to zoom around in their incubator.