NORTH CAROLINA – A tiny kitten was rescued from a hurricane storm in Raleigh, North Carolina, and given a tiny jumper made out of a sock.
The animal was immediately brought into Petsmart’s Banfield Pet Hospital and treated as they tried to find it a new home.
The tiny kitten has literally taken Twitter by a storm. Twitter user @crysomemore witnessed the event when they visited Petsmart to buy their cat a tag.
They photographed the kitten, and the pictures have gained over 34,000 retweets.
The Twitter user explained just what happened.
A man with two children came in to the shop and started looking at the cats.
A woman who works at the pet shop came up to them and asked: “You guys are looking for a cat?”
The man replied, “Maybe”, and so she brought out the rescued kitten.
The family absolutely fell in love with the kitten and decided to adopt him – after the man consulted his wife.
She turned up to the shop, cradled the kitten, bought some pet supplies and they left.
Hurricane Matthew was the most powerful Atlantic storm since back in 2007. It has killed at least 17 people in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina since Thursday and left more than two million businesses and homes without power.
Torrential rains and powerful wind gusts have caused chaos as the storm churned slowly north after pummelling the southeastern coast of the United States.
Haiti bore far more damage than the United States, where the hurricane killed almost 900 people. At least 13 people have died of cholera in the Caribbean island since the storm.
Officials have also stated that around 61,500 people are housed in shelters.
Coastal communities in North Carolina and Virginia were still being threatened by the hurricane over this past weekend, with flash flood warnings in effect and gusts of 75 miles per hour (120 kph) were recorded.