Caroline Grace, a caregiver with Saving One Life, was alerted about a newborn kitten last month. The child, who was only a day old, desperately needed a nanny, and a compassionate guy called Brent brought him to the shelter.
Brent feeds wild cats in the region on a daily basis. When he discovered that one of the cats had given birth, he rushed to construct a shelter for her and the babies.
Then the man put the kitten in the nest with his mother and the others, but then he was surprised to find that the mother cat carried him back. “She repeatedly abandoned the baby and left him screaming in the cold.”
At that moment, Brent realized that he needed to intervene and brought the kitten into the heat. Then I contacted animal rights activists. “Newborns are very vulnerable: the kitten came to me already hypothermic and lifeless,” says Caroline.
“On the first day, I spent time keeping the kitten (Toby) warm so I could feed him and providing supportive care to keep him alive.”
Toby was still too weak to hold the nipple even after his body temperature had returned to normal. Caroline was admitted to critical care and tube-fed the kitten every three days for the following three days. The baby’s health ultimately stabilized on the fourth day, when he developed enough strength to suck on the bottle.
“From that moment on, every day he became stronger and healthier, his character began to appear,” says Caroline. “Literally at the age of five days, he began to purr – after and during each feeding.”
Being quite a baby, Toby purred surprisingly loudly and did it with every touch. He ate well, and after eating he rolled onto his back, exposing his tummy for caresses. The cheerful boy still could not sufficiently enjoy the attention of his caring nanny.
Thanks to the heroic appetite, Toby quickly grew a healthy fat. By the eleventh day, his eyes were opened and he looked at the world for the first time.
“He crawled and even lifted his head up to find out what was going on around him,” says Caroline
He continued to practice his cat talents and look into every corner he could discover after gaining the strength to walk.
Baby Toby learned to balance by waddling.
Because he has a highly convincing appearance, a lovely kitty always gets what he wants. He only needs to glance at his people to know that they will willingly obey him.
He intuitively understands that a person’s knees are for having fun and sleeping on.
At 3.5 weeks old, he is still purring nonstop.” He enjoys being lifted up and kissed on the cheek. “He grows more playful as he finds new toys and furniture,” Caroline says.
“She enjoys climbing up and down my legs and exploring the room.” When he needs anything, he lets me know by yelling and staring me in the eyes.
“He is the most adorable, loving child; whomever adopts him will be very fortunate!