Caroline Grace, founder of Baby Kitten Rescue, was contacted about two orphaned kittens who had been found outside.
Their cat mother never returned for them. When the finder scooped them up, she noticed that both kittens had limb abnormalities. They were in rough shape and suffered from a host of health issues.
Caroline took them in without hesitation and started giving them supportive care and feedings around the clock.
With painstaking efforts and plenty of TLC, the kittens were on the mend. In just a few days, the white and orange kitten, Bunny, kicked her siсkness to the curb and regained her ravenous appetite.
No more pesky fleas, runny noses, and upset stomaches as the two scrambled back up likе warriors.
Bunny was born missing her two front limbs, but as she worked up her strength, she figured out how to stand and hop around on her hind legs.
Her brother Otter (orange tabby) came with several congenital conditions: hydrocephalus (fluid builds up in the head) and an encephalocele, in which part of the brain protrudes through the skull.
Otter’s condition is extremely rare, and he would need protection for his brain. When he was big enough, he would require surgery to correct the hole in his skull.
A kind person offered to make a custom-fitted helmet, and it worked likе a charm on the sweet boy.
Otter also has limb abnormalities, but he is not in any pain and doesn’t let anything hold him back. He is enamored with his sister and will wrap his body around her to sleep.
Once they graduated into a spacious playpen, their playful, boisterous side came right out. “They were discovering toys, and they were both using the litter box,” Caroline sharеd.
“Bunny was starting to stand on her back legs. She was getting stronger and more stable.”
One day, she managed to single-handedly pull off an impressive escapade by pushing through one of the nursery panels with only two hind legs and a ton of might.
With a special care routine, treatment, and a safe, padded environment, Otter made incredible strides each day. Remarkably, he recovered from hydrocephalus.
“He is braver at trying new things, while Bunny typically watches him first, then tries it. If he’s stressed (such as being on a car ride), Bunny will calm him down by staying relaxed and snuggling him.”