Rescuing an animal in need is one of the most selfless and rewarding things that a person can do, particularly when it comes to very young animals, who require constant care and attention. After all, a bottle feeding puppy or kitten can be just as much work as a human baby! But also just as rewarding. So when this

So when this Imgur user got a call from her father and learned that one of the newborn kittens in his yard wasn’t doing well, she made the one hour drive to see if there was anything that she could do.

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When she first saw him, this poor fella was only a month old. He was filthy and suffering from mange. Plus, there was a large growth on his chest.

First, they needed to give this little guy a bath. Afterwards, she wrapped him in a fuzzy sock to keep him warm.

The poor thing was so hungry he devoured his kitten food. They decided to name him Finley Cooper.

The vet gave him antibiotics and treated him for worms. He also drained the abscess on his chest. But because he was so young, he was unable to take antifungal medicine, meaning that the mange would have to wait. His kind new mom knitted him a little sweater in the meantime, to keep him warm.

Soon, he was feeling better. In a bold move, he decided to cross the gate and introduce himself to his new Pit Bull sibling, Dina. Dina instantly fell in love with the little one and quickly made friends with the sick little kitten.

Soon, it was time for another trip to the vet and they were finally able to treat his mange. He needed a bath in special shampoo every day, but soon, his fur started growing back.

Once he was feeling better, Finley started to get all kinds of spunky.

He had also decided that sleeping with Dina was the best spot in the house.

Once his fur came in, his beautiful smoky grey color started to shine.

These days, Finley is a good as new, enjoying playtime and naptime as much as any other kitten. He also loves to lay in the sun.

 

 

Without his human caretakers, this little fella would never have made it. But now, he is a good as new, proving that love really can save lives.

All image source: lucypie/Imgur

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