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Blind Infant Kitten Abandoned By Mother Begs Kind Man To Save Him

Blind Infant Kitten Abandoned By Mother Begs Kind Man To Save Him

On a rainy afternoon in July of 2018, Shaun Connell was walking to his garage when he heard a squeak in the distance. 

At first, he thought it was a bird. Then he realized it was a desperate cry for help. Shaun started to look around to find the source of the cries. 

Before he took another step forward, an infant kitten emerged from the grass.

He was crawling up to Shaun with his eyes glued shut from an infection. He was starving and navigating by sound and smell.

To make matters worse, he was soaking wet from the rain. He was in pain and his mother was no where to be found.  

Shaun took action immediately. He scooped up the little kitten and dried him off.

He then called his girlfriend, Shadi, to tell her of the news and ask for advice.

Shadi arrived at the scene immediately.

First, she gently wiped the kitten’s eyes with a warm towel to soften up the crust and discharge that had glued his eyes shut.

Finally, the kitten could see again. He had regained his sight.

The next step was bottle feeding him. The kitten happily latched onto the bottle and suckled until his little belly was full.

Shadi, an experienced kitten rescuer, knew they had to give the mother a chance to come back and retrieve her kitten.

There was a possibility that the kitten had just wandered off and gotten lost.

The kitten was still very young and needed his mother’s milk. His best chance at survival would be to stay with his mother until he was a couple weeks older.

After giving the kitten some much needed food and medical attention, they opened their garage and placed the kitten on a blanket.

They cracked open a can of wet food and set it next to the kitten in hopes that it would attract the mother.

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The kitten’s mom did in fact return, but to Shaun and Shadi’s surprise, she did not take her little one back with her. She ate the can of food and left. 

Shadi and Shaun decided this little kitten would be a perfect addition to their family.

They took him in as their own and named him Oliver. 

Shadi started round-the-clock care for baby Oliver. He enjoyed being bottle fed, but it didn’t take long for him to start eating liquid kitten food. 

It was time for Oliver to go to the vet!

Oliver’s first vet visit went well. His received his first round of kitten shots and was treated for his eye condition.

With each passing day, Oliver grew into a beautiful kitten.

His big beautiful eyes were enough to make anyone smile.

What Oliver lacked in size he made up for in personality. He was feisty and playful.

As Oliver grew, so did his love for cuddles. Oliver is extremely affectionate and can’t get enough attention.

Sometimes he still wanted to nurse on his mom’s finger!

Shaun and Shadi rescued the rest of the Oliver’s brothers and sisters when they were old enough to leave their mom.

Here is Oliver with his sister, Tulip!

Oliver is very curious!

Soon it was time for Oliver to meet his big brother, Moosh. At first, Moosh did not like the idea of having a brother.

It took some time for him to get used to having another cat around, but they quickly became best friends. 

Moosh now loves having a buddy he can play and cuddle with. 

He’s always excited greet Shaun and Shadi with a nudge and friendly chirp.

He enjoys taking naps by the window and making biscuits on Shaun’s belly.

Oliver started as a tiny helpless kitten rejected by his own mother.

Shadi and Shaun stepped in and became the family that Oliver had always wanted.

They are so grateful Oliver showed up in their lives and couldn’t imagine life without him! 

UPDATE: Many people have asked what happened to Oliver’s birth mom and Tulip (Oliver’s sister).

Tulip was among 7 other kittens in the litter that Shaun and Shadi spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and found loving homes for.

Oliver’s birth mom, Daisy, was also trapped and spayed. She is very feral and could not be kept indoors, so Shaun and Shadi released her into their backyard.

She has a heated shelter and is given fresh food and water every day. Everyone in Oliver’s cat family had a happy ending!

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17 Replies to “Blind Infant Kitten Abandoned By Mother Begs Kind Man To Save Him”

  1. Oliver knew where to go for help. His mother may have known he was being taken care of when she could not. It is too bad they did not trap her and get her spayed because she will produce more kittens.

      1. Hi Jaynee. Oliver’s mom, Daisy, was caught and spayed too. She was too feral to keep indoors, so she was released in our backyard. She has a heated shelter and is fed fresh food and water each day. Shaun and I are strong advocates of TNR and have successfully trapped and fixed over 150+ cats since adopting Oliver.

      1. You are the sweetest Kitty(Animal Lover’s)People, to take the whole family in & have them spayed & neutered, plus to find all of the homes. Oliver & Moosh are very lucky to have you as their Mama & Papa. As well as Daisy‘a babies. Thank you for all you do.

  2. But you left the mom cat out there to have more and more kittens. You could at least spay her so she doesn’t have any more kittens. There are far to many homeless cats and kittens in the world. And even try to give her a home. Maybe she’d like that instead of trying to survive alone outside… it’s a big, scary world out there for a small cat or even a big cat.

    1. Hi Debbie. Oliver’s mom, Daisy, was caught and spayed too. She was too feral to keep indoors, so she was released in our backyard. She has a heated shelter and is fed fresh food and water each day. Shaun and I are strong advocates of TNR and have successfully trapped and fixed over 150+ cats since adopting Oliver.

      1. People, please read the full story. Oliver’s mom has been spayed and released in the back yard with food, water, and a warm shelter!

        Shadi, and Shaun you are amazing people. I found a kitten many years ago under a house that looked so much like Oliver. I took her to the vet while I worked and picked her up every Evening after work until she was old enough to come home forever. Gabby was a real love. She swam in the tub with me every day. I dearly miss her.

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