Kittens left in the parking lot are turned around by a friendly couple

Two tiny kittens were found abandoned in a parking lot. A couple picked her up and turned her life around.

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Nala and Simba, two feline siblings, were about a week old when they were found abandoned in a college parking lot in Corpus Christi, Texas. One student discovered that they had huddled together with no mother in sight and knew he had to help.

“He immediately realized they needed help as they sat in the hot Texas sun without a mother,” Coastal Bend Cat Rescue’s Lindsay Haglund told Love Meow.

The young man brought the kittens back to his dorm and, with the help of his girlfriend, they began bottle-feeding the babies around the clock every two hours.

Even though they had a busy schedule, they would line up to help and work shifts to take care of the kittens.

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“They have researched what to do for orphaned kittens and have done everything to keep them alive, giving them constant attention and care,” added Lindsay.

When they juggled between bottle feeding and their hectic school life, they found they were over their heads. To ensure the kittens received the best care and continued to thrive, the couple turned to Coastal Bend Cat Rescue, a foster care provider.

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“Nala and Simba were placed with one of our newborn foster families and we were so impressed with how well they looked after the college students. The kittens both were good weights and ate well,” said Lindsay Love Meow.

“It really is a miracle in itself keeping newborn kittens alive, but especially with no bottle feeding experience. We told the college students that they saved Nala and Simba’s lives and that they should be so proud!”

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After being treated for some stomach problems, the kittens’ appetites recovered and they were ready for a larger space to play and run around. Her foster mother has expanded it into a comfortable playpen.

The two best friends immediately started jumping, rushing, and even trying to climb things. They turned into wild kittens with unbridled energy.

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“They love to play together and cuddle their beating-hearted cuddly puppy, which reminds them of their mother cat.”

Over the next few weeks the kittens really bloomed. They hit the one pound milestone and Simba officially locked his bottle.

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Nala can eat from a dish like her brother but still demands bottle time and enjoys being treated like a baby.

The feline siblings thrive in caring for. Between naps, they scurry across the room, chasing and wrestling with each other.

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When it’s time to recharge, they curl up in their fluffy bed, wrap their arms around each other, and purr themselves to sleep.

“Your story is a real testament to how animal advocacy people can make such a difference in the community,” said the rescue.

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“It may take a little time, patience, dedication, and maybe some online research, but if an animal needs your help, there is a way to achieve it.”

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In a couple of weeks, Nala and Simba will be ready to find a home forever through The Cattery Cat Shelter.

From now on, they are working to grow tall and strong and be the perfect little shoulder kittens.

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The two best friends love their purring lives and have a bright future ahead of them.

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