Ashley Kelly, a volunteer with Wrenn Rescues, learned about a newborn infant in desperate need of bottle feeding assistance early last month.
“She was found alone, freezing, and weeping on the street by a wonderful lady. “She put her in a warm area and waited for her mother cat to appear, but she never did,” Ashley explains. “It was evident that the child was hungry, and something told me I needed to get her as quickly as possible.”
Ashley didn’t spend any time and was able to get the baby promptly. When she returned home, the first thing she did was fill the bottle with formula and prepare to examine and feed the kitten.
“To my great surprise, she had a forked nose. It turns out that you can’t give a bottle, you need to feed through a tube, ”says Ashley.
Fortunately, the woman had all the necessary devices at hand, and she began feeding by the hour. The baby (named Ela) was finally completely satisfied and went to bed in a comfortable, warm bed.
Because the kitten was born with a forked nose and a slightly forked palate, she was fed only through a tube for the first several weeks. “She is a powerful and outspoken woman. She becomes supportive immediately after eating, as though she recognizes that I am assisting her.
Her eyes first opened when she was 12 days old.
“She is a fairly typical kitten, other from the requirement to feed through a tube. It smells my hands and adheres to them. I’ve never been happier in my life as a single person.”
Ela adores her foster mother and really enjoys it when she strokes her toothbrush. “She is grateful for her survival and has no plans to give up.” Ashley continues, “Weakness and diseаsе slipped her by.”
As Ela matures and grows, her hearing becomes sharper and her meowing louder. “I love the way she wrinkles her nose when she meows. Every time we start talking louder, so does she. The most angelic and peaceful baby in my life.
At the age of three weeks, she began to waddle in circles and turn into a big kitty.
After recovering from a nasty illness, the vivacious young lady was back on her feet and eager for adventure.
“We obtained an official veterinarian opinion that we may cease feeding the kitten through the tube since the cleft palate is too small and in a safe location,” Ashley explains.
“The doctor also stated that she is in good health and appears to be in good shape. It was reassuring to hear.”
Ela has a voracious appetite. She moves her ears in total joy as she eats diligently. Her stomach is rounding as she gains weight.
With her renewed vitality, the youngster grew increasingly restless at the age of four weeks. She investigates, leaps, sprints, and spends the rest of her time crumpling her favorite blanket and purring loudly.
“Volunteering is a highly gratifying profession,” Ashley explains, “particularly when you serve someone who is in desperate need of your support and receives love in return.”
“She’s started using a litter box, moved into a big playpen, and is exercising her little baby teeth on everything.”
The little panther blossomed in the hands of a caring woman.
Credit: Ashley Kelley @bruceandfoxfosters
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