A kitten was found outside sleeping in a corner, waiting for help. Now, he has endless attention from cats and people.
Ben and his family from Montreal have set up shelters in their yard for community cats, so they can have a roof over their heads to protect them from the elements.
While the family provides food and shelter, they also work on getting the cats fixed and helping those who need rescue.
They noticed that one of the feral cats had kittens, and at some point, she brought them to his yard. The cat mom left the babies there and never returned.
By the time Ben found the litter, sadly only one kitten survived. He was very fatigued and curled up in a ball, trying to rest.
The family immediately took the kitten inside to keep him warm and reached out to their local rescue, Chatons Orphelins Montreal, for help. “We took him into our care right away and named him Tiluky.”
Tiluky was severely underweight and had a distended stomach due to parasites. “He was just skin and bones, but he was a fighter.”
The kitten was treated for eye, ear and stomach issues. For the first few days, Tiluky needed assistance to get food down as he was too frail to eat on his own.
After each meal, he would gravitate towards a heat source and bundle up next to it for a long healing siesta.
With great care and good food, Tiluky started to make good gains and his appetite also improved.
“He wanted us to stay with him while he ate. He constantly looked for a warm body to cuddle with. Without a littermate, he stayed close to the heat source when he napped.”
Once Tiluky healed up completely and was ready to socialize, he was introduced to other cats in the house. Marscha, the resident super senior, immediately took the kitten under her wing.