Love is a powerful thing. It saves lives! This tiny one day old kitten was rescued and given a second chance at life.
This tiny baby kitten, whose eyes were still closed, was found by herself in need of a lot of TLC.
“At most shelters, an orphaned newborn would be instantly euthanized. Washington Humane Society is amazing and instead contacts fosters,” Hannah Shaw, fosterer, wrote via Instagram.
The day Hannah picked up this little wee one “It absolutely crushes me for a baby so young to be completely alone.”
This kitten needed to be fed around the clock and Hannah was there.
“3am feeding! The first two weeks of life you need to feed orphaned kittens every 2-3 hours, around the clock (then you can move to every 3-4 hours.)”
She gave the little kitten a stuffed toy to keep the baby company and a blanket to keep her warm and comfy.
“Newborns should be kept in a small, ventilated, warm, safe space like this top-opening cardboard carrier for at least the first week.”
“I sure am sleepy, getting up every 2-3 hours to feed. But she is so worth it, and is growing bigger and healthier by the second. Seeing her progress makes it worth getting up for the alarm all night, even though sleeping sure does sound nice.”
Now the kitten can eat from a bottle!
Never give up on love.