A shy kitten found confidence in another cat after being rescued from an outdoor life.
A young tabby and his siblings were spotted outside in a neighborhood near Montreal, Canada. Three weeks later, only the tabby was left. When he returned to the friendly family who had given him food, they knew they had to get him off the street before it was too late. They used treats to lure him into their home and were able to get him to safety.
Stefany, an animal rescuer and volunteer with Chatons Orphelins Montréal, was then contacted. She picked up the kitten and brought it to Montreal.
“His name was Alvin. He was full of fleas and ear mites and had a stomach full of worms,” said Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montréal Love Meow.
The kitten was very shy and worried when it was treated at the vet. When he got to his nursing home, he immediately sought refuge and just wanted to hide.
The shy little tabby was unsure of his new surroundings and it took some time and encouragement to find courage.
Alvin’s foster family began socializing him by giving him many cuddling sessions where he was wrapped in a towel while being hugged. “He was very shy, but if we held him like a purrito he would start purring,” said Celine. “He was the only survivor of his litter born outside. He just wanted to be protected and reassured.”
They placed him with other kittens to help him become more confident. One of his cat friends took him under her wing.
A few weeks before Alvin’s arrival, another kitten named Pippa was found alone outside a residence. The homeowner heard their screams and tried to find the elusive kitten. She skipped food for the little stray, hoping to earn her trust.
After three days, she fetched the kitten and brought it inside. The kitten was hungry and in rough shape with a severe upper respiratory infection.
The friendly woman gave her food and immediately asked her local rescue, Chatons Orphelins Montréal, for help. “She was being treated for her eyes and some other illnesses,” said Celine.
With proper medical care, lots of good food, and the love of her foster family, Pippa bounced back on her paws and found her ass.
“As soon as she got to know her people, she became more playful and learned to trust. It wasn’t long before she snuggled up against us and purred.”
Pippa, the beauty with the strange eyes, quickly discovered her playful side and was very interested in everything around her.
When Alvin and Pippa met in their nursing home, it was love at first sight. The shy tabby quickly dressed his new friend and followed her wherever she went.
Alvin, who was an avid hiding and escape artist, spends most of her time playing and napping with Pippa.
He gets braver every day as he wrestles with his little criminal partner and runs across the room.
“Alvin loves going where Pippa is going, and he loves to tease her to play with him. They bond great and often sleep together,” shared Celine with Love Meow.
Pippa admires her best friend and her presence assures him that he is in good paws.
Alvin found his courage through his sister from another gentleman. He looks up at her and even tries to imitate her when she plays.
“They are very close together, even though they are not from the same litter. Both kittens were rescued from the outdoor life and are now looking for a home together forever.”
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