Malay, a three-week-old cat, was found abandoned in the bushes and sent to the animal hospital. A newborn who had cat flu was in dire need of rescue at such a young age.
The clinic nurse appealed for help from nearby animal rights activists on social media. He deserved a second shot, so I quickly answered that we would accept him, says Cass, a volunteer with Foster Kittens Of Melbourne.
After a 2.5-hour trip, the kitten was delivered to her care without incident.
At our house, he was unloaded while writhing around inside a warm hat that functioned as an improvised carrier. Despite his bad health, the cat was deliriously joyful. His eyes are puffy, red, and crusted.
Cass and her husband built a comfortable warm nest in the playpen and began to feed the kitten through a syringe by the hour. The little one became so grateful that he took his medicines and eyewashes without a sound.
The couple watched as he rolled blissfully, falling asleep on his full belly in safety and love.
“We were amazed at his cheerfulness and carefreeness, as he had sore eyes, and he also experienced severe stress before getting to the veterinary clinic.”
A few days later, the couple noticed something unusual about the little miracle.
He had badly malformed joints, extremely low energy, stunted development, and disproportionate size, according to Kass. He also showed no response to aural stimuli.
It was determined that the kitten has mild swimmer’s syndrome on the rear limbs as well as dysplasia of the elbows and hips on all four legs. Despite being deaf, he can precisely express himself in his own way.
With the support of animal rights activists and the devotion of caregivers, Malaya found himself in the best conditions for prosperity. He is always in a great mood, nothing prevents him from enjoying the small joys of life.
“He can play, run, explore, receive affection and play with other cats. He has no idea about his deafness and has developed his own unique way of communicating with us,” Kass says.
“For several weeks we have been in awe of how determined he is to be a normal kitten, calmly accepts every new challenge of fate and refuses to be different from his foster siblings.”
The little one loves his cat friends and is eager to be part of their team. He doesn’t miss an opportunity to climb onto Daddy’s shoulder and squeeze himself into the crook of his neck, just to be sure.
The adorable characteristics of the young child will be able to bring joy to someone.
He really enjoys cuddling with us in bed, playing catch-up with other kittens, and chewing on his own paws, which he has done since the very first day he joined us.
Malay is still extremely little for his age at 10 weeks, but he has more than enough charm and toughness.
A sweet kitty found its way into the hearts of a husband and wife and will never leave them.
Every day we watch as Malay joyfully bends and flutters his tail as he learns something new. He is the most feisty, loving, and free person by nature,” claims Kass.
No matter what the future has for our kid, we will travel with him hand in paw the entire way.
Nothing is too difficult for us to do for him. He deserves every opportunity for a good, long life.