Paula Montgomery, a foster volunteer of Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA), received a call about a lone kitten that had been found in a bush outside a church.
“She was found crying outside with her eyes matted shut, and completely smothered in fleas. She was anemic due to the fleas, as well as cold and hungry,” AWLA’s Kitten College Program shared.
The kitten was about three weeks old and in desperate need of foster care. Paula stepped up to help and named her Grace. “She got to my house around 10PM. I could feel the flea dirt as soon as I touched her and took her straight in for a bath,” Paula told Love Meow.
Grace was in rough shape due to the flea infestation, so the first thing was to get her all cleaned up. After a much-needed bath and treatment, the kitten could finally breathe a sigh of relief and rest comfortably in a cozy incubator, making up for lost sleep.