Wherever you go, you will always find a roaming stray cat or two. They’ll scavenge for food from the garbage or from some leftovers that people leave out by their backdoors. Moreover, they could even invade homes without anyone knowing, especially when there is a pregnant stray looking for a nesting spot.
These rescuers received a request from someone about some kittens that she found.
JoAnn Wiltz and Katie McKittrick from the Hope For Paws (HFP) nonprofit rescue organization were out for another rescue. While they were on there to way to fulfill their next request, they were interrupted by a stranger. The stranger shared that she had found some kittens in her yard. She needed Wiltz and McKittrick’s help.
Wiltz and McKittrick found the feral kittens in the woman’s succulent garden.
The rescuers responded to the woman’s call for help and decided to check the scene, which was a small succulent garden located in the woman’s yard. They found two kittens hidden inside a small gap in the garden rock and carefully assessed the situation.
The kittens were unharmed but their mother was nowhere to be found. Wiltz and McKittrick proceeded in caution as they noticed that the kittens were old enough to have developed their feral instincts.
After HFP successfully got the first two kittens out, they were surprised to see more.
The kittens showed signs of fear and aggressiveness toward Wiltz and McKittrick as they tried to get them out of the rock. They slowly approached the rock after they wrapped their arms with a cloth to prevent the kittens’ sharp claws from hurting them. The rescuers successfully extracted the first kittens, but little did they know, there were more kittens living underneath.
Wiltz and McKittrick found out that there were more kittens inside the rock and they were inside a far corner. As they could not fully reach extend their arms into the small gap, they used a catchpole to get them. The kittens were as feral as the others so they still had to be careful where to touch.
A man who was watching their rescue operation noticed that there was one more kitten, a black one, under the rock. Thanks to him, the rescuers were able to extract the last of the feral kittens.
The kittens are all big and healthy now.
Meet Cactus, Aloe, Prickly Pear, Yucca, and Agave, the kittens that Wiltz and McKittrick found.
They named the litter after succulent plants since they lived for weeks surrounded by a variety of succulent plants in the garden. One by one, they gave the kittens a fresh and cool bath to eliminate odor and keep them clean. After drying them, HFP provided them with some tasty food that they were able to enjoy in peace.
In just three weeks, you can already notice major differences, from their personality to their looks.
However, HFP found out that one of the kittens was born with a heart defect and it needed to undergo major surgery. The good news is, the rest of the kittens grew to become such adorable and healthy kittens and they are more than ready for anyone who has a kind heart to take them home.
If you are interested in adopting one of them or if you’d like to donate for one of the kitten’s surgery, visit Hope For Paw’s website.
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