Cats are often perceived as cold and heartless animals. However, they can be cute when they want it and that’s been proven many times online. Sometimes, they know how to show gratitude to those who offered them a helping hand, just like this poor kitten recently did with a Good Samaritan.
Caroline Grace from the LA Baby Kitten Rescue receive a call not long ago about a tiny kitten with paralyzed back limbs. Named Archie, it needed medical help ASAP. The poor kitten was abandoned on the street with no one to help him. Locals gave it food and water, but it was clear that the kitten needed medical attention.
Caroline took the kitten to a vet and then home to take care of it. She got tiny Archie cleaned up, removed all the fleas, and kept him well-fed and hydrated. The kitten was very scared the first few hours, but bit by bit, it started to emerge from his shell. It eventually realized the Caroline helped him, scooting and purring to her for the rest of the night.
A few days later, she noticed that he has some control of his back legs and knew how to use the litter box. That was strange for a paralyzed kitty. She took him to a vet later and he impressed everyone with his strong purrs. A round of x-rays showed that Archie had a congenital spine malformation which is the reason for the weakness in his back legs. Instead of going the surgery way, he was put on daily physical therapy and exercise. He got some meds too and visited an acupuncture specialist every day too.
Through all the appointments and therapies he didn’t make a noise. Well, apart from the loud purrs. He has no idea that he’s different from other cats and loves playing with his toys all day long.
One day a speech pathologist named Pat came across an Instagram post of Archie. She fell in love from the moment she saw him, and offered her help for the kitten. She continued the therapies and eventually adopted him, and he’s now in a loving and supporting home.
Caroline says she loves the fact that Archie is in a place he needs to be in, and hope that the love story between him and his new mom never ends.