‘Tiny but powerful’ kitten that was the only one of its litter to survive after being starved by its owners, is now thriving after being nursed back to health at the rescue center
- Lulu weighed less than 300 grams and had protruding bones when she was found
- Rescued by Felines of Best Friends rescuing cats in Brisbane and on the coast
- She had fleas and hookworms and was very emaciated and mostly bald
- She now lives with the current owner, Reece, and has completely recovered from the start
A malnourished kitten with a tiny body is now a happy, healthy cat who has fully recovered from its adult life.
Lulu weighed less than 300g and looked gaunt with protruding bones when she arrived at Best Friends Felines, an animal welfare organization dedicated to rescuing cats and kittens from Brisbane and the coastal areas.
She was taken to the shelter by a veterinarian nurse who explained that Lulu had been handed over to be euthanized by her owners at the clinic where she worked, along with her siblings, who were all already dead, reported Bored Panda.
The kittens were so hungry that they tried to feed on each other’s fur.
Lulu weighed less than 300 grams and looked gaunt when her bones clearly protruded when she arrived at Best Friends Felines, who rescue cats and kittens from Brisbane and the coastal areas
Kiki from the rescue center said Lulu had fleas and hookworms and was completely emaciated and mostly bald.
Lulu’s chances of survival were “not great” because she was so starved that her organs were badly affected.
They said, “When I got to my house and saw the tiny and fragile shell that the vet nurse had lifted from the porter, my heart broke as it had failed so much from its owners that it could get into this condition. She was tiny but mighty with the will to fight to live. ‘
Kiki from the rescue center said when Lulu arrived all of her siblings had died, while Lulu had fleas and hookworms, was emaciated and mostly bald
After Lulu – now called Ciri – found her home forever with the current owner Reece, she has fully recovered from her start in life
A picture of Lulu eating from her bowl showed how gaunt she was, with her spine and bones protruding
They added, “She was never ashamed to scream and request your attention. She adored everyone she met from humans to other cats and dogs. ‘
Once her worm and flea problems were under control, she began to improve, put on weight and regrowth.
Lulu was introduced to another kitten who had a similar start in life, and Kiki said the two greeted “like long lost friends” and it wasn’t long before they started wrestling.
Lulu’s chances of survival were “not great” because she was so starved that her organs were badly affected
When her worm and flea problems were under control, she began to improve, put on weight and regrowth
Kiki said that Lulu was never shy about asking for attention or requesting cuddles, adding that she adored everyone she met – even other dogs
After a few months of care, during which she recovered, Lulu did her vet work and was adopted.
Lulu, now called Ciri, has now fully recovered from her difficult start in life after being forever at home with Reece, the current owner.
Best friends Felines rescue strays from the streets and colonies, saved from the pound or the capitulated owner.
The animals will be placed in foster homes, where they will stay and have completed all veterinary work by the time they are adopted.
After a few months of foster care, during which she recovered, Lulu did her vet job and was able to be adopted (pictured before her recovery).
Lulu was introduced to another kitten who had a similar start in life to Lulu in terms of physical condition, and Kiki said the two greeted each other “like long-lost friends.”