Subscribe Now! Don't Miss Anything We Post. Join Our Email List Today.

Just Skin And Bone, He Thought She Was Dead. About To Move On He Then Heard A Weak Cry For Help!

While on a TNR program in Las Vegas, Nevada, a tiny kitten waddled right up to them, all the while crying over and over.

Nikki Martines and her husband had been on a TNR program when the kitten approached them. After scooping him right up they searched for any others that might be hiding in the area. Searching in a backyard Nikki’s husband saw a little tortoiseshell with her eyes closed under some palm branches. She was just skin and bone, thinking the kitten was dead, he was about to move on he thought he should check anyway.

He was surprised when he picked her up and the tiny feline let out a weak though startled cry. Relieved that she was still alive they brought her back to the car along with three much larger brothers and sisters.

Photo Courtesy of Nikki Martinez @myfosterkittens

The tiny tortie was critical and needed around the clock care and attention. Nikki and her husband brought her home with them, while her brothers and sisters went to another foster home.

They called her EJ, Erica Jr after another tortoiseshell they had fostered a few years ago.

Photo Courtesy of Nikki Martinez @myfosterkittens

She was clearly the runt in this littler, much smaller than the others, listless, she had no desire to eat. After a few days in Nikki’s care, she had not put on weight. So they started tube-feeding her and put her in an incubator.

Related Reading:

Half the size of her littermates and struggling to survive on the streets. If left where she was she would never make it.

The runt of the litter she had always walked the streets looking for food. Until one day she decided to make a change for the better.

She refused quite emphatically to drink from the bottle. As she would not survive without food, tube-feeding was the only option. At this point, the only thing she had going for her was an amazing will to live.

Photo Courtesy of Nikki Martinez @myfosterkittens

“I just needed her to get over this hump and start gaining weight again. I was giving it my all.”

Soon the tiny feline was recognizing her Foster Moms voice. Whenever Nikki would walk into the room she would waddle to the front of her incubator and tiny on her purr engine.

Photo Courtesy of Nikki Martinez @myfosterkittens

Nikki and her husband fought for EJ’s life, taking it day by day. She remained a very picky eater, so they celebrated every gram she gained.

They were, without doubt, fighting for her life.

Photo Courtesy of Nikki Martinez @myfosterkittens

When she was marginally bigger, Nikki took her to the vet to try and find out just what was going on?

To find out what happens next click 2 below!

Sharing Is Caring


Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *