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This poor cat named Siren was found inside a hot car engine in 100° heat at Starbucks. He had his toe pads burned off and was panting terribly. San Bernadino animal rescue’s colony caretaker Brittney just so happened to work at the location and rushed over to assist. Sadly, there had been 2 kittens in the engine, but the first was hit and passed away. Siren, the miracle kitten, was in shock and suffering from heat stroke, which left him without mobility in any of his limbs. They cooled her down and tried to give her fluids on the way to the vet.
@catsofsanbernardino Kitten Rescued from inside a hot car engine. #catrescue #savinganimals #catlife #catlover #catsoftiktok #kittenrescue #kittensoftiktok #kitten #cat ♬ original sound – catsofsanbernardino
“We got him to the vet immediately and he was already going into shock. Luckily he was able to be stabilized but we have a long way to go for a full recovery,” said the rescue in an update video.
His temperature was able to be regulated, and he was rehydrated through IV fluids. Although it’s clear that he has neurological issues and a long recovery ahead, right now, he is happy as can be and has an appetite, which is always great news.
@catsofsanbernardino Siren Update! Little man was found in a car engine today. He had his toe pads literally burned off and was panting terribly. We got him to the vet immediately and he was already going into shock. Luckily he was able to be stabilized but we have a long way to go for a full recovery. #cat #kittensoftiktok #kittenrescue #catsoftiktok #catlover #savinganimals ♬ original sound – catsofsanbernardino
“We have been working with little Siren on his leg strength since bringing him home from the vet. We have been helping to stretch them out and keep them limber while also rubbing and massaging them to help with blood flow,” the rescue added.
Since his miraculous rescue, Siren has been making amazing progress. Three of his legs have already started to gain more strength, and he was able to take his first few steps recently! Although his front left leg is still immobile, and he has a challenging time getting himself into a standing position without assistance, his rescuers are still so proud of the progress he’s made so far.
@catsofsanbernardino Kitten Found in Car Engine Update #savinganimals #catlover #catsoftiktok #kittenrescue #kittensoftiktok #cat #catrescue ♬ original sound – catsofsanbernardino
“We are so proud of this little dude’s perseverance to get better. We will continue to keep everyone posted on his progress,” said the rescue.
@catsofsanbernardino Siren the paralyzed kitten update #kitten #catrescue #kittensoftiktok #kittenrescue #catsoftiktok #savinganimals ♬ original sound – catsofsanbernardino
Cats of San Bernadino is a 501 c3 Non Profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of cats and kittens in the city of San Bernardino, CA. They focus on TNR, SNR, community cat feedings, shelter intervention, street rescues, and helping injured, sick, and special needs cats. You can donate here.
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