Left without their Mom he was half the size of his siblings with a much harder road to recovery.
After trying to reunite a litter of five kittens with their Mom who had abandoned them, the Good Samaritan who found them finally had to concede defeat, and the litter was brought to FosterBabyCats, a rescue group based in Columbus, Ohio, who specializes in taking care of neonates.
“I personally specialize in orphan neonates because it’s sadly such an overlooked group (most shelters just euthanize),” said Jillian of Foster Baby Cats.
Once the kittens arrived at the rescue, she quickly noticed the smallest kitten was struggling with his breathing, which turned out to be a severe case of pneumonia. She also noticed he had a severely swollen paw.
He was started on antibiotics immediately and monitored closely.
Around the clock, care was provided for the whole litter along with supplemental care to try and boost their immune systems, which had been compromised by not having their mom was almost a whole week.