A day-old kitten that needed immediate medical attention was adopted by the Nova Cat Clinic a few weeks ago. This infant outlived all of her siblings.
Volunteers from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington labored nonstop to save the kitten, but it was obvious that their efforts might not be sufficient.
According to Helen Carozza, a certified veterinary assistant at Nova Cat Clinic, “She came to me on February 5th because the volunteers knew that caring for extremely ill babies was my expertise.”
“We took her in, had our vets look her over, and gave her some medication. She needed artificial feeding since she was underweight.
As an orphan, she is constantly drawn to warmth and anything that mimics the heartbeat of a cat mom.
She weighed only 71 g, but her warrior spirit did not allow her to give up. She really wanted love and affection, and Helen realized that it was time to introduce her to a great guy.
Helen has a cat named Benny, who is the household master and adoptive father of many rescued kittens she brought into the house at various times.
Benny’s heart is solid gold. Every time he sees a cub in trouble, he immediately becomes active and begins to take care, as a mother would do.
The baby, named Adora Belle, was no exception.
As soon as he spotted the kitten, Benny set to work. “First, we bathed Adora, after which we allowed Benny to express all his love, which he did without delay.”
Nothing could stop the cat from performing his sacred duty, even if the girl was placed in an incubator to control her body temperature.
He slept out next to the incubator and kept the infant company throughout the night to provide care.
“I came home and went to our home incubator with a cat carrier in my hands, Benny saw this and immediately sat down, realizing that I had a client for him,” recalls Helen.
“Adora’s feeding takes place under his watchful eye, and he also loves to wash her.”
The Chris Griffey Foundation , established by Nova Cat Clinic, provides rescued kittens like Adora with the resources they need to survive and thrive.
With the help of a team of veterinarians and Benny’s endless love, the kitten is growing and getting stronger every day.
Little Adora literally quadrupled her weight in a week and tripled her strength.
She noticed Benny right away when her eyes first opened, and she like the way he bathed her. She also enjoys having her own toothbrush massaged while he isn’t present.
Despite the difficult beginning of life, the fluffy baby feels great, she has a great future ahead of her.
Benny uses every conceivable opportunity to touch the baby and make her feel that she is loved.
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