A kitten that cannot walk from birth finds his way to a local rescue group, where he was led to the perfect foster mom he could ever have.
Abandoned by his own mother
This four-legged little one is named HarPURR. He was a three-week-old stray cat with disability in his hind legs when he was found by a family in Alaska. He could not use or even move his hind legs.
HarPURR’s situation is miserable that even his cat mother gave up and dropped him in a yard. Perhaps, it was out of panic and fear that she left this kitty warrior alone.
Shannon R. Basner, the founder of Alaska’s KAAATs, said that they have received a rescue alert from a fellow cat rescue group, Tundra Cat Rehabilitation and Alaska Cat Adoption Team. They provided HarPURR help with his special needs. They were impressed by his warrior spirit of never giving up through it all.
When they took him in, they confirmed that he was paralysed in the hindquarters and cannot eat by himself. “When we took X-rays of his little body, the damage done to his hind area was healed a long time ago, so our vet thinks he may have been crushed in the birth canal,” Shannon told Love Meow in an interview. The volunteers were determined to nurse him back to health. They helped him by feeding him every two to three hours for several weeks. This kitten’s perseverance is admirable as he continues to face this challenge in life.
They soon found out that this little kitten is one cuddly bug. He was given more snuggly toys to enjoy himself. On top of that, they have given him a “surrogate” mother for comfort.
HarPURR found forever furiendship
It was Shannon who welcomed this little kitten to her house. In this way, HarPURR had the opportunity to socialise with other rescued kittens and pups.
Three cat-friendly pups easily warmed up to HarPURR, but it was Cinder, a husky, that quickly took the role as a foster mother.
Cinder was once a feral canine living in the woods for years. It was said that she had many litters before she was rescued by the team. Despite that, her sweet nature took over. She has strong maternal instincts and with that, HarPURR gladly took refuge.
HarPURR and Cinder
After several months or so, Shannon introduced him to his own cart. It was not long when HarPURR came bouncing with his cart behind. Cinder, being the foster mother, kindly licks his legs after every exercise. She wholly accepts HarPURR just the way he is with all his cat candid behaviours and undoubtedly showers him with motherly love.
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One of the PURRks of our home are the residents who love ❤️ to help out. Cinder is one of my dogs who was feral. She lived outside in the woods for years, had multiple litters and is a gentle spirit. She also LOVES babies and we can only imagine what a wonderful momma she was to the numerous litters she had. Cinder not only loves to play with HarPURR, she lets him do his kitten thang. You can just see she is so giddy getting to spend time with him! Astara is in the background. She is one of our @mojoshope fosters who is also feral and came from the same place as Cinder. HarPURR gets pup time since we can’t have him with the other kitties yet. Too cute and so purrecious! #mojoshope #alaskaskaaats #catsofalaska #catsof907 #rescuecat #husky #huskylove #huskies #huskiesofinstagram #paralyzedcat #siamesecat #tabbycat #specialneedscat #love #friendship #precious #harpurr #goharpurrgo #heartbreakerharpurr #harpurrisboss
HarPURR grows older and so does his furiendship with all the other rescued pets. He sticks by Cinder’s side much like a baby. He is now thriving well with all the support from the volunteers, other pets, and of course, from his canine foster mother. “He is a true inspiration. He has been such a sweet boy. Cinder’s hard work has totally paid off.”