A 3-week-old abandoned kitten was rescued from a cat colony. No one was able to calm her cry until a 10-year-old boy put her in his arms and told her everything would be OK.
Little Ariel the kitten was found in a cat colony in California. She was left behind by her feral cat mother and was taken into MeoowzResQ, a rescue group in Orange, California while waiting to be placed into foster care.
When Kelli Gross (@kittyfoster_) learned about the kitten’s plight, she immediately offered to foster her as she already had a rescue cat mother nursing six kittens of her own.
Kelli and her 10-year-old brother, Zack, went to pick up the kitten from the vet. When they met her, they heard the loudest cry coming from a tiny little body.
“She was going crazy and wouldn’t settle down,” Kelli said.
No one was able to calm her down, so Zack put the kitten in his arms and started talking to her softly while giving her kisses and pets. Eventually, little Ariel fell asleep in his lap. (Scroll down for video)
“He put a blanket down in his lap and bundled her up. She was sound asleep and didn’t make a peep during the whole 30-minute car ride home.”
They introduced Ariel to Twilight the cat mom, hoping the kitten would latch on and start nursing. Mama Twilight took to her right away and began grooming her as her own, but Ariel kept squirming away and was not able to nurse.
“Because my coordinator had bottle-fed her for a day, the kitten had to learn to nurse from a cat mom again,” Kelli said.
Every time Ariel moved away, Zack gently put her back by the mama. “He kept putting her back until she learned to nurse again.”
Once Ariel latched on, it was the happiest moment for the little fur baby.