These two babies were found in a back alley in Melbourne, Australia. The babies were only six days old, but they had already lost their mother and were in great need of love. Kind people took them to a shelter to take care of them.
The Foster Kittens Of Melbourne shelter was happy to accept the kittens. They were immediately sent to a holding facility and began to be fed from a bottle by the hour. The kittens were weak and frail, squeaking a lot and demanding attention.
“We got notified about them from another rescue who had picked them up in order to ensure their safety,” Cass, the co-founder of Foster Kittens Of Melbourne, told Love Meow. “I specialize in neonatal kittens and could provide the around the clock care they require.”
Also, the foster mom immediately noticed how attached they were to each other. River, the striped kitten, was bigger and stronger than her brother Rain, and so she often looked out for him. If Rain crawled away, his brother would squeak loudly and look for him.
“River (tabby) is significantly larger than his brother Rain (white), and their bond was noticeable instantly. They refuse to settle unless they are together. While I’m bottle feeding one, the other one cries from their carrier and searches frantically for his brother. River is the protecting big brother to Rain, who always looks out for him, while Rain is the little brother who follows his every move,” Cass told Love Meow.
They spent all their time together – cuddling, sleeping, eating, crawling, and playing. The brothers gained strength together and grew stronger every day. During the week in the shelter, they had already made great progress. They had put on weight and became more active.
When the kittens will be older, they will find owners for them. Be happy, little ones!
“One of the most beautiful things to witness being a foster carer, is watching siblings grow together, learn together, develop together, and then when it’s time, leave for the rest of their lives together.”