A man saved a tiny kitten by the side of the road and changed his life.
A month ago, Stephanie Grantham, co-founder of Sparkle Cat Rescue in Burlington, North Carolina, was contacted about a motherless kitten in need of help.
An emergency medical technician found the small orphan crying near the road in Mebane. He looked around the area and could not find his siblings and his cat mom. The kitten was too close to traffic, so he picked it up and brought it back to its car.
He reached out to Stephanie and offered to transport the little one to their rescue. The kitten was the size of a pint, but its will to live was strong.
Stéphanie quickly wrapped the kitten in a warm blanket and slowly brought her food. When his stomach was no longer empty, he started to cheer up.
The rescue organized a foster family for the baby feline so that he could be looked after by an experienced foster volunteer, 24 hours a day. Sarah Kelly welcomed him in his warm home and named him Bear Grylls.
“Like his namesake, this little man is a strong survivor,” said Sarah.
Despite his difficult beginnings, Bear was always in a good mood and eager to be loved. He mewed and purred whenever Sarah came in with a bottle for a tiny body, he had an incredible appetite.
Even in the wee hours of the morning, Bear was never silent when he knew it was time for another feeding.
Over the next few weeks, Bear took his first steps outside the nursery, learned to play with toys, and tried to eat large cat food on his own.
“He is doing well and is so fortunate to have been found when he was.”
They hoped to find him a house forever in time for the holidays. Then a perfect family found their way to him.
A week ago, Bear’s new mom and dad came to visit him with his host family.
The little cuddle-bug snuggled against his human mother for a kiss as if to say, “you have been chosen.”
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