When a family from Canada went outside, they found three little kittens, about a month old, at their door. The kittens were tiny and weak and needed care, but their mother cat had left them alone.
The family knew the cat might come back for the kittens, so they waited for her for a while. But the mother never came back, so they took the babies into the house to care for them.
Unfortunately, one kitten turned out to be so weak that it couldn’t survive. The family began to sensitively care for the two remaining crumbs to save the little lives. At the same time, they called the Chatons Orphelins shelter to get the kittens into foster care.
“The kittens spent a lot of time sleeping to allow their bodies to heal and regain strength. The brother and sister stuck to each other like glue, and were on top of each other when they napped,” Celine added.
The shelter agreed to take the babies, and they were immediately sent to a volunteer for foster care. Although the brother and sister were very weak, and half the normal age at 5 weeks, they didn’t leave each other’s side.
The brother and sister were inseparable. They tailed each other, and if one went somewhere, the other would restlessly search for him. The foster mother nursed the little ones by the hour and cared for them sensitively.
“The brother and sister pair arrived in our care, and they were in rough shape. We named them Maui (ginger) and Athena (gray) and started them on treatment and a round-the-clock feeding schedule,” Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montréal shared with Love Meow.
The babies proved to be brave fighters. After a week, they began to actively gain weight, play more and more, and still wouldn’t leave each other’s side. An incredibly strong bond appeared between them.
“Their foster mom fed them every 2-3 hours tirelessly, and after about a week, they started to put on weight.”
The boy was nicknamed Maui and his sister Athena. Maui was weaker than his sister, but her energy and vitality gave him confidence. Together they were a strong team.
“Athena, the bigger of the two, is also the braver one. She is not afraid of anything and is friendly and very adventurous. Maui who was underdeveloped, is finally catching up in size. He is still smaller but has a full belly and a lot of energy,” Celine said.
Soon, the shelter will begin to find a home for these adorable little girls – and of course, the shelter staff wants to give them away exclusively together. Let’s wish our little brother and sister a wonderful home!