By the time dilute ginger kitten Angie made it to feline rescue Chatons Orphelins Montréal, she was struggling to survive and seemed to be giving up. Severely emaciated, crawling with parasites, and in need of hydration, the tiny 2-month-old kitty refused to look at rescuers, keeping her head down and her eyes averted.
Rescue volunteers recognized the urgency of her condition and immediately set to work mixing a concoction of pate’ cat food and kitten milk replacer so that they could begin her journey back to health with some good nutrition. To combat her dehydration, they gave her some subcutaneous fluids. With the inside-out nourishment, the shy girl began to brighten a bit.
When she was out of the woods enough that it felt safe to do so, volunteer foster Marion brought her home to let her continue her recovery in a home environment until she was ready for adoption. Once she had Angie at home, she noticed that the kitten still had some difficulty with putting on weight and did not eat regularly unless she was given very strong encouragement, prompting Marion to closely shadow the ginger baby.
Treatment for a bacterial infection finally helped Angie turn a corner so that she was able to be receptive to the affection Marion continually offered her. Once she began healing from her infection, Angie became a cuddle-bug and couldn’t get enough of the love from her new foster mom. That’s when little Angie really began thriving. Love was exactly what she needed, and now she has flourished into an outgoing and happy girl who does not hesitate to demand the love she deserves.