الأحد 21 يوليو 2024

Kitten Arrives as Orphan Eager for Warmth, and Finds Cat Who Doesn’t Hesitate to Take Him in

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A kitten arrived as an orphan eager for warmth, and found a cat who didn’t hesitate to take him in.

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Sirius the kitten and Cassie the cat momBest Friends Felines

Best Friends Felines, a rescue group in Brisbane, AU, took in a friendly pregnant cat, Cassiopeia (aka Cassie), who needed a foster home. As weeks went by, her belly continued to expand, and she went into labor on a Friday morning.

“Just after her second baby was born, we were told about a tiny 48-gram, 3-day-old kitten needing a bottle carer or surrogate mama cat,” Best Friends Felines shared. “We were warned that he didn’t have much chance of making it, but if we were willing to try him with Cassie and she accepted him, he at least had a chance.”

Volunteers of the rescue immediately went on a 90-minute round-trip to pick up the little preemie. By the time he arrived, Cassie had birthed her third kitten into the world.

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Sirius came to the rescue as a tiny preemie in need of a mother’s loveBest Friends Felines

They gently placed the orphan baby next to the cat mom and hoped for the best. “To our relief, Cassie instantly took to him and started cleaning him. The little guy was a fighter and seemed strong, but needed a lot of help to get latched to nurse.”

“Cassie ended up having a rather long day and didn’t have her 6th and final baby until just before 10PM,” Best Friends Felines wrote.

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Mama Cassie took him in and started feeding and caring for him as her ownBest Friends Felines

With six new littermates (all boys) by his side egging him on, the adopted baby named Sirius became better and stronger at nursing. “We were checking on the family every 2-3 hours, ensuring the little guy was nursing and not losing weight. He continued to amaze us with his fight and weight gain.”

Sirius who started out as a preemie, was on his own little curve. “He finally hit triple digits and was 101grams at nine days old.”

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Sirius was the smallest kitten but tried hard to catch up to his brothersBest Friends Felines

The little guy didn’t want to be left behind by his brothers, and kept forging on with his ravenous appetite. By the second week, he was reaching his milestones well on time, and

 

 starting to move around his nest, finding his feet.

When the clowder of kittens were getting more active and mobile, their energy rubbed off on Sirius. “He was the most insistent, and loved belly rubs and being cradled in our hands for kisses.”

fever coat kitten

He developed a fever coat that turned his fur silveryBest Friends Felines

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