Two Kittens, One Barely Clinging to Life, Rescued Amid Downpour

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While visiting Florida, we experienced a major downpour for a long period of time one night when we were out to dinner. When my partner and I returned to the condo, we heard distressed crying coming from the bushes. It was the sound of kittens. I tried to find them in the pouring rain and was having no luck, but I wasn’t ready to give up.


Finally, I was able to locate one kitten and ran him inside to get him warmed and dried off. I went back out and didn’t hear any more cries but decided to look further, as I thought I had heard two kitties. Finally, I saw her. She was laying face down in the water and was lifeless. I scooped her up and took her in.

She was barely hanging on, but she finally started coming around. We searched for the mother, but it was to no avail. Being concerned for these two little babies, I took them to the vets to make sure that they were okay. Thankfully, the vet said they were doing well.

After getting clearance from the vet, we decided to drive back to New York with them. It was my intention to rehab them, get them the things they needed, and then find them their forever homes.

But that never happened…


Today, they are romping and playing and following me around when I let them out of their nursery, which consists of a play pen with a cover.

I can only imagine what would have happened to these babies if my partner and I hadn’t pulled up when we did. The only thing I am sure of is they bring us joy and we love them to bits. They have their forever home and that is with us.

Story submitted by Deborah Usmanu from Cahoes, New York.

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