A cute little kitten made the most adorable sounds to grab the attention of the person who took care of him daily, until he fully recovered and became healthy again.
Meet Karl, the adorable kitten that captured the heart of Andrea Christian, a foster parent for St. Francis Rescue. Around a month ago, she received a call about a tiny three-week-old kitten that needed urgent assistance. Despite being in poor condition and with no one willing to help, Andrea decided to take him in. Although she was already looking after other fosters, she couldn’t bear to leave little Karl out in the cold.
During his journey to Andrea’s house, Karl’s breathing became labored, and the transporter called her to report the problem. They were scared that it could be the end of the kitten’s life.
Andrea, also known as @turtlecatfoster on social media, received a kitten who appeared to have been sitting in water based on the dirt in his fur. Unfortunately, the kitten had also aspirated, making his situation even more dire. Despite these challenges, Andrea was determined to give the little one a chance at survival.
Andrea, who goes by the handle @turtlecatfoster on social media, received an oxygen machine from a fellow volunteer to create a makeshift incubator for a sick kitten named Karl. In the initial days, she had to feed Karl one drop at a time since he couldn’t breathe properly due to his pneumonia. Despite his illness, Karl fought bravely and screamed loudly, which was a relief for Andrea.
Karl, the tiny creature in Andrea’s care, would vocally communicate his needs to her with every fiber of his being. Despite appearing exhausted at times, he refused to remain silent and would “scream” at her whenever she came around, whether it was time to eat or just for some affection. According to Andrea, Karl’s vocalizations were helpful in clearing his lungs, and she felt that he was expressing his discontent at not having her as his momma.
Andrea from @turtlecatfoster shared an update that lifted everyone’s spirits. She revealed how Karl, who had been receiving drip and syringe feedings for a week, had finally started to make progress. The little fellow was now strong enough to drink from his bottle and even showed a significant improvement in his appetite. Andrea expressed her relief and joy at this milestone and knew deep down that Karl was on the road to recovery.
After receiving attentive care, Karl was finally able to breathe comfortably. He began eating more and his personality began to blossom, though he still had a tendency to loudly demand attention. With renewed energy, Karl began waddling around and exploring his surroundings. He wasn’t afraid to ask for food and made sure his caretakers heard his opinions loud and clear.
Karl’s character is starting to shine as he discovers the joys of playing outside of his oxygen bin and interacting with other creatures besides his foster mother. Andrea, who goes by the handle @turtlecatfoster, has witnessed Karl’s remarkable progress as he graduates to a larger playpen where he can frolic and leap around with newfound energy. He’s even made some feline friends and is gradually grasping the concept of boundaries.
Andrea, who goes by the username @turtlecatfoster, recently shared how much her foster kitten, Karl, loves to run and play. She added that he always makes sure to check on her and that he is obsessed with ball toys and a crinkle tube. Karl achieved a new milestone yesterday as he reached the one-pound mark. He celebrated by exploring his room and playing with all the cat toys he could find.
Andrea, who goes by the username @turtlecatfoster, shared that she’s planning to introduce a new feline friend to Karl, so he can have someone to play and cuddle with. According to Andrea, Karl has become less vocal and now prefers to follow her around like her adorable shadow.
Don’t forget to spread the word about this tale among your pals. You can also check out other adorable cats fostered by Karl and Andrea on their Instagram account, @turtlecatfoster.