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Kittens soaked and brought back cold from the family they never gave up

Two tied kittens had their lives turned around with the help of a family they never gave up.

Megyn at Kitten Konnoisseur

Last month, a litter of 10-day-old kittens was found in poor conditions and taken to the Williamson County regional animal shelter in Texas. They were all soaked and so cold that their temperatures were no longer recorded on the thermometer.

The shelter staff immediately got to work, warming up the kittens and trying to stabilize their temperatures. Megyn, a volunteer carer, was contacted and immediately stepped forward to help.

“When I arrived, I started assessing their condition. All of them had wounds, one was paralyzed from behind and another was having difficulty breathing,” Megyn shared with Love Meow.

Megyn at Kitten Konnoisseur

Despite efforts to save them all, two kittens lost their battle. “(The rest of the babies) Lenny and Carl were still fighting, despite their wounds, and they were emaciated,” added Megyn.

“Within an hour I went from hopeful to broken hearted, but I kept fighting. We’ll give them everything to give them the best shot for a healthy, happy life.”

The kittens didn’t have enough strength to eat, so Megyn tube fed them around the clock. After two days of careful grooming, the cat brothers began to recover and lock up.

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Lenny cuddles with Foster DadMegyn at Kitten Konnoisseur

They instantly clung to their humans as soon as they gained strength and soaked up all the love they could get.

“Knowing that you were born in Texas during the unprecedented winter storm and arrived in such dire condition, I was optimistic about your outcome. Fortunately, they are fighters and quickly got over their rough start in life.”

Megyn at Kitten Konnoisseur

In a very short time, Carl, the gray and white kitten, became an experienced bottle baby and quickly overtook his brother in weight. “I didn’t think this guy would make it through the first night so it’s a huge sigh of relief to see him thrive now.”

After four weeks in foster care, the two brothers hit the one-pound mark and started eating big kitty food.

Megyn at Kitten Konnoisseur

“Carl was the one who pushed me to fight so hard that he purred as soon as he was touched. He always had a calm, sweet way with him,” Megyn added.

“Lenny has always been the sucker and is as cuddly as possible. He has a habit of falling asleep quickly in the middle of a game when he’s playing on his back.”

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Megyn at Kitten Konnoisseur

The two brothers share a very special bond and have strengthened each other in the most difficult times. The kittens are seven weeks old and have surpassed every milestone with flying colors.

“They’re true best friends who are always cuddling each other. Lenny especially likes having his arms wrapped around his brother while he’s napping,” Megyn shared with Love Meow.

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Lenny and Carl love other furry residents of the house and have befriended a rescued cat named Oliver.

Oliver came to the rescue with injuries and subsequent disabilities. The brave cat has made incredible strides and is a gentle soul despite everything she has been through.

“The kittens loved him immediately. Oliver was hesitant at first, but curious, but came by quickly.”

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Megyn at Kitten Konnoisseur

The brother duo insisted on hanging out with Oliver and keeping him company. It wasn’t long before two of them won him over.

“(Now), Oliver wants to be around the kittens all the time, overseeing their play or cuddling. And in return, they absolutely love him and seek him out. I’m grateful that he found company in these two stupid boys Has.”

Megyn at Kitten Konnoisseur

Lenny and Carl still have a lot to do before they are ready to find their home forever. They have come this far since the day they were found in the cold and are blooming into healthy, playful kittens.

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Lenny continues to shower his brother with cuddles every day.

Megyn at Kitten Konnoisseur

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