While walking one day, a good samaritan noticed a tiny kitten in freezing mud, stuck under debris. It was September, but it was still very cold. His legs were stuck in the mud, so he wasn’t able to move. He was weak and lost a lot of strength while trying to find a way out.
The good person contacted Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, a rescue group in Charleston, West Virginia to call for help. “The weather was much colder at that time and a kitten was stuck in the freezing mud under a scrap of metal,” Dorella Tuckwiller, founder of IBKC, said.
It took a small group of teamwork to get the poor tiny kitten out of the mud. They wrapped the kitten in a shirt in order to keep him warm and took him to the vet after.
“The kitten was dug out and after pleas for help we got him from Huntington to one of our wonderful vets, in Charleston. He was so cold that he was transported inside a shirt while being held closely to the heart of the human who was driving.”
The little boy seemed almost dead when the rescuers brought him to an animal hospital. “He was hypothermic and almost non-responsive by the time he made it to Good Shepherd Veterinarian Hospital.”
But thanks to the help and medical care of the whole team of staff, he got everything he needed to overcome the night. The rescuers also stayed with him to make sure he is healthy at the hospital. The next morning, he became completely different kitten, full of energy and very playful.
They named him Steely Dan and quickly found him a good home. Before finding his new home, he moved into a foster home where he was taken care and loved by his foster mom Kelly and her family. “He is checking things out! Already used the potty and met his new friends,” Kelly said.
The rescue kitty impressed everyone in his foster home, so the family decided to adopt him. He was renamed Oscar the Man Kitty.
The poor kitten finally found his beloved owners and his forever home! There’s so much happiness and love on his face!
“What an amazing before and after. What an amazing life this boy is living,” Tuckwiller said.
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