A family took in a kitten from a field, but 24 hours later, they ended up with two more cats from an attic and a shed.
About 1.5 months ago, a cream tabby kitten was discovered in a field all alone. The finders had heard her cries for help overnight but couldn’t locate her until the next day.
She was covered in ants, dehydrated, very hungry, and in need of a foster home. Andrea Christian, with the support of St Francis Society Animal Rescue, took her in and got right to work.
The kitten, named Oodelally, had some tummy trouble, a wound and several ant bites. She was a voracious eater, guzzling down the whole bottle of formula in one sitting.
About 12 hours later, another kitten, around the same age as Oodelally, arrived in Andrea’s home.
Crumble, a calico, had been living in an attic with her cat mother and littermates until the mom moved her babies and left her behind.
Crumble and OodelallyAndreaChristian
For two days, she cried in the attic with no mom to turn to. She was eventually taken to the shelter, awaiting foster care. Andrea welcomed her in and paired her up with the cream kitten.
Just when she thought that would be all, in came a third kitten who needed help.
A tiny tuxedo crawled out from under a shed and into a family’s backyard. “(The residents) put him in a box, hoping his momma would come back. They never saw a momma cat and didn’t know how he got there,” Andrea told Love Meow.
The kitten, Rorschach, was just pint-sized but had a voice that could fill the room. He screamed at the top of his lungs at feeding time.
Rorschach has a big voiceAndreaChristian
“Each of them had some struggles but after about two weeks, I knew they would be okay.”
Rorschach explored around the place with pep in his step. He even snuck out of his room into the vast expanse of the house. What he lacked in size, he made up for in personality and vocal ability.
Crumble was the first to master the art of eating from a dish. After some hesitation, Rorschach followed suit and joined in the feast.
Oodelally showed the least interest in growing out of her bottle and refused to wean.
“She tried to bury the dry and the wet food when the other two were eating.”
Over time, the cream kitten accepted being fed kitten food with a syringe, yet wouldn’t take one bite of her own. “She waited impatiently as I continually reloaded the syringe.”
Oodelally was the last kitten to grow out of her bottleAndreaChristian
At eight weeks old, Oodelally finally decided it was time to eat on her own, a momentous step in her journey towards independence. “She was tired of waiting around for me to load the syringe, and she dove into her breakfast.”
Rescuers never stopped searching for Crumble’s family from the attic. Through tireless efforts, they found the mom and the rest of her litter and got them all into foster care.
At eight weeks old, she finally decided to eat on her ownAndreaChristian
The trio has bloomed into a rambunctious bunch, creating all sorts of playful antics around the house.
Rorschach is a bundle of energy with a voice to match. Unlike his foster sisters who leap for attention, he prefers rolling onto his back with his paws beckoning for affection.
Rorschach, Oodelally and CrumbleAndreaChristian
The kittens, each with a different beginning, found one another through a second chance, and are now thriving under the care of their foster family.
Soon, they will embark on a journey to their forever homes, where they will be loved and cherished.