Clove the kitten may have been tiny and helpless, but she had the will to live that was simply unstoppable. At just 10 days old, this adorable kitten found herself in desperate need of help after being found alone by a group of kind-hearted rescuers from Baby Kitten Rescue in Los Angeles, California. Despite the odds stacked against her, Clove held onto the hands that helped her and transformed into a fluffy, happy purr machine.
Caroline Grace, the founder of Baby Kitten Rescue, recalled the night Clove was found, “She was found on a Thursday night all alone. The finders waited for the cat mama but sadly she never returned.” The rescuers tried their best to care for the neonatal kitten, but it soon became clear that Clove’s condition was rapidly declining and she needed immediate help.
Thankfully, Caroline stepped in and began a critical care protocol to save Clove’s life. The tiny ball of fur was covered in fleas, had a large scab under her right armpit, and was fighting an infection. Despite her fragile state, Clove was a fighter, and with the help of antibiotics, fluid therapy, and supplements, she slowly began to recover.
As soon as Clove regained her strength, she showed her appreciation to her human caregivers by holding onto their hands with both of her front paws and even tried to activate her purr motor. Despite her size, Clove proved to be a determined little kitten, with a will to live that could not be broken.
With the continued medical treatment plan and round-the-clock feedings provided by the dedicated volunteers at Baby Kitten Rescue, Clove started to blossom into the silly, spunky, loving girl that she is today. She wasn’t shy about using her loud voice to demand attention whenever she spotted her bottle, and she stretched her front toes in a kneading motion while she scarfed down her food, always in the comfort of her foster mom’s hand.
Despite everything Clove had been through, she never lost her love for life or her desire to be close to her human caregivers. As Ana, one of the volunteers at Baby Kitten Rescue, said, “Clove wasn’t shy of using her loud voice to command attention whenever she spotted her bottle. She had the loudest, most active purr motor as she snuggled and rolled around happy and full after each feeding.”
Clove’s story is a testament to the resilience and strength of these tiny creatures, and a reminder of the important work that animal rescuers do every day. It is only through the dedication and compassion of individuals like Caroline, Ana, and the rest of the team at Baby Kitten Rescue that kittens like Clove have a chance at life.
If you are moved by Clove’s story, please consider sharing it with your friends and family to raise awareness about the importance of animal rescue and the incredible work being done by organizations like Baby Kitten Rescue. Together, we can help make a difference in the lives of these amazing creatures.