It was just in time. An Emergency Medical Technician heard the cries of a kitten and came to the rescue of the tiny orphan. With no mother cat or siblings anywhere in view, he located Sparkle Cat Rescue to give the miniature baby a chance at survival.
Stephanie Grantham, one of the co-founders of the rescue, immediately got to work warming the tiny infant and filling his little tummy. That was exactly the boost up the strong-willed kitty needed to put him on the right path. He was a little fighter, despite his diminutive exterior.
Once he was out of immediate danger, Stephanie transferred the kitten’s care to an experienced foster, Sarah Kelly, who could bottle-feed the kitten. Sarah named him Bear Grylls for his survival instinct. For such a minuscule being, the teensy black feline had a deceptively large appetite and made a big fuss, meowing and purring every time he saw the bottle come into the room.
Little Bear is thriving now, having learned how to enjoy his playthings, clamber around outside the confines of his playpen, and even make his first attempts at eating “big kitten” food. Thank goodness for the perceptive ears – and the great big heart – of the emergency medical technician who heard his cries and came to his rescue.