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Stray kitten held to the person who found him behind the forklift, his life is forever changed

A small stray kitten held onto its rescuer after being found outside alone. His life was changed forever.

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A local business in Corpus Christi, Texas discovered a ginger kitten wandering the area without a sibling or mother cat. The little stray was very scared and confused and fled from people.

Coastal Bend Cat Rescue was asked for help. “Shortly after our cat rescue team arrived on site, he ran into an industrial yard to hide behind a giant forklift,” said Lindsay Haglund, Coastal Bend Cat Rescue’s Foster Coordinator, to Love Meow. “It was so tiny next to the big forklift. It looked like a little ball of orange fluff.”

After the rescue team gained access to the industrial area, they were able to bring the kitten to safety. “It was full of fleas and dirt, but we knew there was a beautiful kitten underneath.”

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Although the kitten was very shy at first, it began to relax immediately when it was picked up by a rescuer.

“We believe he traveled to the store with a wheel arch or a car engine as cats often seek shelter in cars during the colder months,” Lindsay told Love Meow. “We always recommend that people honk their horns or knock on the hood of their car before starting it, just in case a cat is hiding somewhere.”

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The little orange fluff ball clung to its savior for safety as he said goodbye to life on the street. He badly needed a bath and a lot of maintenance.

“It was found in the Del Cielo Home Healthcare office, which means ‘sent from heaven’ or ‘heaven’. So we decided to name it Skywalker.”

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When Skywalker arrived in foster care, he was still a little scared of people, avoided eye contact and tried to hide.

His loving foster family gave him the time and space he needed and plenty of good food within easy reach. The kitten slowly came out of its shell when he realized he was safe.

“Over time, he began to trust and learn that living indoors wasn’t such a bad thing.”

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They nursed him back to health, and the cute ginger boy grew bigger and fluffier in a matter of days.

One day the kitten gathered enough courage and decided that he would no longer be afraid. He jumped on the couch and snuggled right up against his people.

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He fell in love with the domestic cat life and began to seek affection from everyone around him. The cute cat never wanted to be alone again.

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“After he finished his treatment and got his first vaccine, he moved to another nursing home where he could play with other cats,” Lindsay told Love Meow.

“He really bonded with the local cats and his favorite thing to do was chase them around the Christmas tree.”

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“He loved playing non-stop and had so much kitten energy that it was a real pleasure to take care of him. Skywalker was a very lucky kitten who spent her first Christmas indoors!”

The wild ginger boy quickly jumped into the tree to do a thorough “inspection”.

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The little kitten has developed into a self-confident, playful cuddle bug. He enjoys his people’s company and even tries to climb onto their shoulders for up-close and personal conversations.

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The cute tabby is now ready for his next chapter in life – an forever loving home for the new year.

He is now available for adoption through The Cattery Cat Shelter in Corpus Christi, Texas (a partner of Coastal Bend Cat Rescue).

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“Skywalker was a very shy, fearful kitten when he was first found. He has now grown into a cute, lovable, cuddly kitten who will make his future family very happy forever. Caring saves lives and that’s why we do , what we do. “”

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