This baby calico kitten somehow found herself many miles out at sea on an oil rig off the shores of New Zealand. After her rescue, she got more than she could have dreamed of.
This is Maui!
The three-month-old calico was discovered stowed away on board a supply vessel boat and ended up on a gas field rig off the coast of Taranaki, which is in New Zealand, 30+ miles offshore!
As soon as workers discovered her, they began to give her fresh water and a can of sardines.
She was extremely timid at first but was soon comforted by all the loves and cuddles the workers provided her.
They thankfully managed to lure the kitten into a cage with some bacon, then loaded her onto a specially-requested helicopter and she was taken to St Aubyn Veterinary Clinic.
“Once Maui had arrived off her special helicopter ride, she was checked over by our Veterinarian, Gemma,” the clinic states.
“She was very shy but passed the vets health check with flying colors. With her exploring the rig she got a little dirty so we gave her a bath, towel dry and to make it all better she was given dinner and a cuddly bed.”
This story gets even better.
One of the oil rig workers fell so much in love with Maui, and convinced his wife to let him adopt her!
“Little Maui is doing fantastic, just yesterday went to her new forever home. All of the staff are missing her already,” St Aubyn Veterinary Clinic explained to Love Meow.
Maui is now in her forever home with a brand new loving family!