Cats

Older Cat Befriends Kitten Found Wandering Alone in Hurricane

March 1st, 2018

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma hit Florida, battering the state with wind and rain. This powerful storm displaced many animals, including a tiny kitten who was just a few weeks old. The kitten was alone in the world, and he desperately needed help. So, he wandered into a warehouse, seeking shelter and food.

“He was found wandering around a warehouse in central Florida where my fiancé works,” Imgur user Awrigz told Love Meow. “[He was] only three weeks old, all alone.”

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Aqrigz via Imgur Source: Aqrigz via Imgur

The kitten weighed less than half a pound and had to be bottle-fed. Awrigz and her fiancé knew that they had to help the kitten, and so they brought him home with them. They named the little guy Oscar.

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Aqrigz via Imgur Source: Aqrigz via Imgur

The couple also has a five-year-old cat named Murphy, and they worried that he wouldn’t get along with the kitten.

But it turned out that they had nothing to worry about. They told Love Meow:

“After just 24 hours, Murphy was taking care of Oscar – cleaning him, playing with him, napping with him.”

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Aqrigz via Imgur Source: Aqrigz via Imgur

Once Oscar was feeling better, he became a very energetic cat. He started bouncing around the house, and he loved climbing onto Awrigz’s shoulders.

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Aqrigz via Imgur Source: Aqrigz via Imgur

Oscar also absolutely loves playing with his big brother Murphy.

“He was very playful from the beginning, hopping around and chasing Murphy,” the couple says.

The couple hadn’t planned on keeping Oscar—once he was healthy enough, they were going to start looking for a new home for him. But once the couple saw how happy Murphy and Oscar were together, they decided to adopt him:

“We originally were looking to give him away, but we quickly grew attached and couldn’t let him go. We couldn’t separate the two after seeing them together.”

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Aqrigz via Imgur Source: Aqrigz via Imgur

By January 2018, Murphy had grown into a healthy young cat who weighed about five pounds. He and Murphy are completely inseparable!

“Now he spends his days basking in the sun through our porch window, chasing mini tennis balls, and snuggling with his big brother Murphy,” Awrigz says.

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Aqrigz via Imgur Source: Aqrigz via Imgur

Oscar has made amazing progress since he was first found wandering around after Hurricane Irma, and it’s all thanks to the generous couple who took him in and the sweet older cat who took him under his wing. This little cat has a great future ahead of him!

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Source: Love Meow

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