The kitten you see in the photos below has had a difficult existence. It was born with a rare and fatal disease, thus it had a low chance of surviving. The kitten was rescued by volunteers from the Alley Cat Project and sent to the Seattle Area Feline Rescue Center for treatment. It was thought to be 6 months old, yet it was rather little for a cat of his size.
His knees were too short, his ears were folded, his wrists were bowed, and his legs were too short. No one expected the small kitten to survive more than a few weeks or months. He did, however, manage to prosper with the support of his team.
Gaby Campoy of the Seattle Area Feline Rescue Center has worked with a variety of difficult foster cats. Many died, and many more became feral. However, it was love at first sight the instant Gaby saw this pitiful cat. Gaby vowed to do all she could to help him survive the minute she saw him.
The kitten began to breathe more easily after a few days of oxygen treatment. It made an attempt to play and showed indications of progress. He began to gain weight and became quite lively, as a cat of his age should be. Gaby gave him the name Teapot and spent a lot of time snuggling with him. She put the kitten with Grandpa, a senior cat, since she believed it would be a good idea for it to start socializing.
Scarecrow was Grandpa’s original name, but he didn’t frighten this cat. In fact, they became fast friends and groomed him every day. Meanwhile, Teapot’s results were received. Congenital hypothyroidism, an extremely unusual disorder in cats, was discovered.
He was immediately placed in an appropriate therapeutic program under the supervision of Grandpa. He stayed at Teapot’s side the whole time, and the kitten was overjoyed to have found such a companion.
Gaby made the decision to formally adopt Teapot after 6 weeks. He is currently living in a comfortable environment and continues to spend time with his beloved Grandpa on a daily basis.