A tiny kitten found on the side of the road had changed its life through kind action.
Stanley the kitten was found on the side of the road, still trying to care for his mother, who unfortunately did not survive the busy traffic. He was malnourished and extremely short for his age, but the little guy held on with all his might.
A Good Samaritan who found the kitten took him to Perth Rescue Angels (in Perth, Australia) for help. “Stanley was estimated to be six weeks old, but weighed a tiny 188 grams (to put this in perspective, that’s barely the weight of a week-old kitten),” said Perth Rescue Angels.
Despite all the odds against him, the kitten refused to give up.
He was so small and retarded in development that his head looked bigger than his tiny body.
The kitten was frail and had trouble eating alone. Rescuers kept him warm and slowly fed his tiny belly with something to eat. Amber, a volunteer caregiver, took him into her care and gave him syringes every hour.
“He was really weak and briefly fell into a coma-like state. When another caregiver stabilized him and sent him to me, he was perky and immediately full of energy,” Amber told Love Meow.
Little Stanley gained much-needed weight and bounced back on his paws.
As soon as the kitten gained some strength he did not hesitate to climb out of its nest and was quite vocal at asking for what he wanted.
“He would scream the moment he heard voices and look for food out of his little porter. You could tell he was fighting so hard. He was so confident and loving from day one,” said Amber.
After about a week, the kitten stopped needing syringe feeding as it started eating from a dish all by itself. Amber could finally breathe easy.
“He was slowly perking up, started playing and showing signs that he would be fine,” wrote the rescue.
The little warrior kitten overcame the toughest hurdle in life, and now nothing could stop him.
He might be tiny, but he had a powerful personality and a strong will to live.
In three weeks Stanley more than tripled his weight, grew his ears, and even got a healthy, chonky belly.
He made everyone so proud when he was ready to socialize with other kittens.
Stanley was introduced to a pair of cat sisters who had been found strays.
“You were three weeks younger than Stanley and had just two weeks into foster care shortly before him,” added Perth Rescue Angels.
Cleo the Tuxedo and Stanley quickly hit it off and became very close friends. They were always together as a dynamic duo, playing, wrestling and running around the room as if they owned it.
Stanley was a late bloomer and needed extra time to catch up in size. With the love and encouragement of his best friend Cleo, he made incredible strides and his personality shone through.
“It quickly became clear that they had a lovely bond and that they would love to find a home together forever.”
A lovely lady named Nikki came across this adorable couple and fell head over heels in love with them. When Stanley and Cleo left their nursing home, they went home with Nikki and her family forever – it was a dream come true.
“Stanley and Cleo have now been renamed Gizmo and Ninjapuss. They are so loved by their family. They love to play and cuddle together and look forward to spending the rest of their lives together!”
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