The Little Abandoned Kitten Who Surpassed All Odds October 26 2016, 4 Comments
You hear this story a lot, 'I was walking down the road when I found a box of kittens...abandoned'.
Unfortunately, I have too heard this story too many times. With all the resources (shelters and humane societies) and social media, it is hard to understand why someone would just leave a box of kittens anywhere! Not to mention they are ADORABLE little creatures!
Thankfully the world is also full of kind hearted people who will do their best and take them under their wings. This story is one of those.
A box of kittens was found by a gas station in Somerset, England. They still had their umbilical cords attached.
The kind soul who found them brought them directly to the Animals in Distress Rescue Center. Where the staff tirelessly tried to save these little kittens.
"When newly-born animals first feed from their mother, they get colostrum from the mother's milk which contains antibodies to protect them from disease," Rowana Rowan, fundraising and communications officer with Animals in Distress Rescue Center. "If they don't get that immunity that nature intended, they usually do not survive as they can't fight off infections."
Despite their efforts three of the kittens passed away from an infection after two weeks.
But one kitten survived! The staff named him Champ, since he survived against ALL odds and is growing into a strong healthy cat! He is now a happy 8 weeks old!