This kitty was found on the streets of Melbourne, Australia, when she was only five weeks old. Behind her thick, fluffy fur was a skinny body – she was very hungry and dehydrated. There was no mother or other kittens near her.
“She was losing weight daily and retreating more and more into herself,” Amber told Love Meow. “There was nothing but skin and bones under all that fluff. She was pretty dehydrated and not wanting to eat.”
Fortunately, indifferent people spotted her. They reported her to the rescue center, and a volunteer named Amber immediately took the kitty in. She was very fragile, shy, and afraid of everything around her, but the center staff did everything they could to make her comfortable.
She was given the name Sprout. She needed supportive therapy as she was very weak and the staff began giving her medications. Amber spent days and nights by her side to monitor her condition.
“I had to give her a little nudge a couple of times throughout the night, to check if she was still with us. Thankfully with supportive care, she realized this was a pretty good place to be and started eating.”
Sprout quickly showed what a fighter she was. She patiently tolerated all treatments and trusted her caregiver. She ate with a wonderful appetite and soon began to actively gain weight, and at the same time, energy.
“She was doing all the things that she wasn’t able to do when she was at the pound,” Amber shared with Love Meow.
The kitty became very fond of affection and often asked her foster mom for pettings. She became more and more curious, exploring Amber’s home more and more each day. She also made friends with the other kittens at the shelter and became their ringleader.
“At night, it’s all about the cuddles, and she will climb up onto the bed, snuggle up under the blanket and purr all night long,” Amber told Love Meow.
In a short time, this beauty has gone from a battered weak kitten to an active, business-minded madam. They will begin to look for permanent owners for her soon. We wish Sprout the best loving home!