Completely blind with no Mom anywhere to be seen. When she picked up the tiny Calico, she climbed onto her chest and refused to let go.
With her eyes rusted shut, she was found frightened and alone in someone’s front yard. Completely blind she couldn’t see, the frightened Calico kitten had nowhere to go and no one to take care of her.
When she arrived at BabyCats Rescue in Sanford, North Carolina earlier this month, Kaite Rodriguez held her for the first time.
The tiny Calico climbed up onto her chest wrapping her front legs around her and refusing to let go. Now she was safe, all she wanted to do was to cuddle.
Once there she refused to leave. She was skin and bone, blind due to an infection, she had been found just in time. She was given the name Mala, a kitten who loved to cuddle with just about everyone she came into contact with.
“She’s super clingy — having been found all alone, she needs a heartbeat next to her,” said Katie.
Severely underweight, Mala weighed in at a paltry seven ounces, less than a 4-week old kitten. However, she had one thing in her favor, she had a very healthy appetite.
Having been alone at such an early age, her favorite pastime apart from eating was snuggling and cuddling. Mala didn’t like being alone, she needed to feel loved.
Once she got over her initial fear nothing fazed her. The shelter has a resident dog named Burt, who likes to take care of new arrivals. Once he heard her tiny meows he came running.
Mala would snuggle into his tail, and kneed his fur, the whole while purring away ferociously.
Mala was always cuddling with someone and wouldn’t want it any other way. Over the next few days, her eyes cleared up and she began to put on weight and strength. She held onto her foster dad and fell asleep.
But Katie thought Mala needed a friend, someone to hang out with.