Kittens rely entirely on their mother’s care for their first few weeks of life, so when kittens are abandoned there is a very small window of time for their rescue. Thankfully, Winnie the three-week-old kitten was saved just in time by Tenth Life cat shelter in St. Louis, Missouri.
Winnie was born on the streets to a feral cat mother and shortly thereafter she was left all alone underneath an old refrigerator. Rescuers heard the little kitten’s cries and stepped in to lend a hand. It didn’t take long for them to realize that poor Winnie was suffering from a severe upper respiratory infection and was in need of more than just your standard TLC.
Elizabeth Frick of Tenth Life explains, “One of our loving foster parents, Hannah, stepped up to the plate and got Winnie through a critical period over the weekend, giving her antibiotics, eye ointment, subcutaneous fluids, and steam treatments with a nebulizer.”
Once the little kitten was out of serious danger, her amazingly playful personality started to show. In the video, Winnie is enjoying a game of tummy tickles with her foster mom – and it just might be one of the sweetest things we’ve ever seen!
A big thank you to Tenth Life for saving this little cat and giving her all the care she’d need to grow up to be a happy, healthy kitten. Good luck, Winnie!
All image source: Tenth Life/Facebook